Stories

Transition Matters – Equipping Students with Disabilities for Life After High School

February 5, 2015

The Friends of Boone County Family Resources Speaker Series presents “Transition Matters – Equipping Students with Disabilities for Life After High School” – an informative workshop about preparing your student with disabilities for what life looks like after graduation on Saturday, April 18 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Community Room at Boone […]

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A Place to Call Home

February 5, 2015

Barbi, who will be 60 years old next month, has been in and out of placement since she was 15. She’s moved many times and lived in several different communities. But it wasn’t until she moved to Columbia that she found a place to truly call home. Barbi came to Columbia to live with her […]

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Fonteize is Focused on the Job

February 5, 2015

When asked what Fonteize does on the janitorial crew at Boone Country Family Resources, he gives a very detailed response. It starts with cleaning the mirror and ends with mopping the floor and wiping down handles to ensure the office stays clean and germs that could cause sickness are wiped away. Fonteize is a focused […]

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Diane Lands a New Job

February 5, 2015

Diane has lived in her own apartment at Team 12 for more than six years. During most of that time, she participated in the ACT Works program earning a paycheck by recycling VHS tapes and CDs. Changes in funding for the program caused ACT Works to have to change their hiring model to only include […]

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Robin’s Ready to Work

January 5, 2015

As the new year kicks off, Robin is ready to begin working on a long-time goal of joining the workforce here in Columbia. And with the combination of a loving, supportive family environment and services and supports coordinated through Boone County Family Resources, she is well on her way to success. When Robin first moved […]

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Norma Celebrates Her New Job

January 5, 2015

For many the new calendar year brings thoughts of setting personal goals and resolutions. For Norma, this new year is about celebrating a personal goal she has already achieved – finding a job in the community. Since October, she’s been working part-time at Rock Bridge High School as a cook and cashier in the student […]

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Alex Joins the Team

January 5, 2015

An unseasonably warm December afternoon found Alex outside his apartment building with his football and tee, practicing his kicking technique. “I’m always working on my game,” he says. At 19 years old, Alex is the youngest person living at Team 3706. He moved in at the beginning of September and has been enjoying his new-found […]

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Save the Date for the Annual BCFR Holiday Party

November 6, 2014

Join us for the annual Boone County Family Resources Holiday Party sponsored by the Friends of Boone County Family Resources. Come to the Cosmopolitan Community Center, 1715 Burlington St., on Thursday, December 4 from 5:30-8 p.m. for dinner, dancing and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus and the Elves. The Friends of Boone County […]

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Carol and Judye – Lifelong Friends

November 4, 2014

Carol and her friend Judye Wright share a special bond. They’ve known each other since Carol’s family moved to Columbia. They spend just about every Sunday together at First Assembly of God church. “Carol is very well-known around the church,” says Judye. “Everyone loves her.” The families have been friends for a long time. In […]

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Navigators Club Takes on Columbia

November 4, 2014

A fulfilling life involves growth and the realization of goals despite or because of challenges. The Navigators Club is a Life & Work Connections class that aims to give participants opportunities to thrive by growing, exploring and realizing goals. Five participants met at Columbia College and throughout the Columbia community from June to October 2014 […]

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