Stories

And the Winner Is…

April 11, 2014

Earlier this year, BCFR announced a state-wide video contest in honor of developmental disabilities awareness. People were encouraged to submit videos that include positive images that put a fresh spin on the public’s view of people with developmental disabilities and what they can do in our community. The goals of the contest was to help change [...]

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BCFR Helps Clean Up Columbia

April 7, 2014

Meet us on Saturday, April 12 at Boone County Family Resources as staff, clients, and community members will join together to help clean up Columbia and specifically the BCFR properties. We will also be working with MU students as part of the Caring 4 Columbia community project where hundreds of students volunteer for a day of service [...]

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Happiness is a Healthy Body

April 4, 2014

What does losing 86 pounds feel like? To Jane it feels like “happiness.” When she moved into Supported Living in the summer of 2010, she was overweight and considered obese. Jane’s support team worked on a health and fitness plan which involved making exercise a daily goal as well as making healthier food choices. Almost [...]

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Brandy’s Positive Attitude Pays Off

April 4, 2014

For at least the last two years, Brandy’s long-term goal was to find full-time community employment with benefits. Last month, she was offered a job at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital and she couldn’t be more pleased. “I’m so happy to have a full-time job. I am never quitting!” says Brandy enthusiastically. Brandy [...]

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Transition to a Bright Future

April 4, 2014

Many typical college freshmen find it challenging to balance the transition of living on their own, taking classes and possibly holding down a job – but not Nathan. This bright, talkative 19-year-old is doing all this and more. “I just stick to my schedule and it works out ok,” says Nathan who was diagnosed with [...]

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Disability Rights Legislative Day 2014

March 27, 2014

You are encouraged and invited to attend an important event for people with disabilities across the state of Missouri. Join us at the State capitol building on Wednesday, April 2 starting at 10 a.m. with registration. Download an agenda with additional details. The purpose of this event is to bring Missourians with disabilities, family members [...]

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Light It Up Blue for World Autism Awareness Day

March 20, 2014

Did you know that autism affects 1 in every 88 children in America? Missouri has seen a nearly 400% increase in the occurrence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the past 10 years. That’s why we are joining together in our community to Light It Up Blue for World Autism Awareness Day on April 2. [...]

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Cindy’s Adventures in FaceTime

March 12, 2014

“You know full well as I do the value of sisters’ affections: There is nothing like it in this world.” – Charlotte Bronte Cindy shares a very special bond with her older sister, Marci, one that grows stronger each day now with the help of technology. When Marci moved away from Columbia last spring, Cindy’s [...]

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Estan: Ready for Employment

March 12, 2014

When you first meet Estan, it is hard to believe that he used to be a quiet, shy guy. With a smile and some polite conversation, he works quickly to move from office to office in the main Boone County Family Resources building taking care of his janitorial tasks. Estan is a member of the [...]

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Reid Rocks the Rink

March 12, 2014

Reid is a giggly Kindergartner who likes seeing how things move and loves to help out around the house. He loads the dishwasher and enjoys making his own popcorn. Reid’s two favorite activities are playing with older sister, Jennie, and the family dog, Lucy. Reid was referred to Boone County Family Resources through the First [...]

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