Stories

In Memory of Russ Williams, Boone County Family Resource Board Member

July 3, 2014

Russ Williams has been a member of the Boone County Family Resources Board of Directors for more than a dozen years.  His service with the Elks Lodge 594 and support of the Elks Mobile Dental Unit for individuals with disabilities led him to become involved with BCFR.  He wanted the Elks to do something special [...]

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Save the Date for the BCFR Annual Picnic

June 27, 2014

Join us for good food and lots of fun Be sure to mark your calendars and save the date for the annual Boone County Family Resources Picnic sponsored by the Elks Lodge #594. You and your family are invited to the Leech Pavilion at Bethel Park, 4500 Bethel Street, on Thursday, September 25, 2014 from [...]

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Piecing It All Together

June 27, 2014

The residents at Team 3706 have been busy working on some beautiful mosaic back splashes to decorate the kitchens in their apartments. Jason Cole, Client Services Coordinator at the apartment building, works with residents to help select the theme and colors they want to use for their art pieces. As a hobby, Jason has created [...]

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Denise Celebrates Milestone Anniversary

June 24, 2014

By Laurie Ritter and Laura Cravens Denise participates in the Supported Living program at Boone County Family Resources. She has been employed at Boyce & Bynum Pathology Laboratories in Columbia for a majority of that time. We sat down with Denise to ask her questions about her job and her 25 year work anniversary. Q: What [...]

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Employee Spotlight – D.L. Gladbach

June 24, 2014

By Laurie Ritter and Laura Cravens D.L. Gladbach has worked for Boone County Family Resources for more than 20 years. It all started when his wife Judy Gladbach, a recent BCFR Life & Work Connections retiree, was working in BCFR Supported Living. Judy enlisted the help of her husband to do odd jobs around the site [...]

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Brent Celebrates Birthday with Bingo

June 4, 2014

Team 3706 decided to celebrate the birthday of long-time resident, Brent, by having a Bingo night complete with prizes. Brent invited his friends and neighbors and hosted the party in his apartment. Lydia Schoene, Brent’s sister said, “Our mom wanted to do something special for Brent’s birthday this year and she wanted him to share [...]

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STEP Program Celebrates Graduates

June 4, 2014

In May, the Seamless Transition through Enhanced Partnership (STEP) program held its second graduation send-off for the five young adults who participated in the program this year. The STEP program, a partnership between Columbia Public Schools (CPS), Alternative Community Training (ACT), Vocational Rehabilitation, Boone Hospital Center, Boone County Family Resources (BCFR), and Missouri Department of Mental Health Central Missouri [...]

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Larry Heads to the World Games

June 4, 2014

If ever there was a family that embodied the true spirit of the mission of Special Olympics, it’s the Stephens family. Bob and Janice encouraged their son, Larry, to be involved as soon as he was old enough to participate and they’ve never looked back. Larry has played golf, tennis, bocce, basketball, swimming and volleyball, [...]

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Jami’s Journey Toward Self-confidence

May 7, 2014

The last three years of living at Team 108 has given Jami many things. “I have my own room. I have my own TV. I have my own things. I have the cool staff,” says Jami with a smile. This self-confident young woman has accomplished much during her relatively short time participating in the Supported [...]

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Life & Work Connections Cleans Up

May 7, 2014

On a warm spring Saturday in mid-April, a group of dedicated Boone County Family Resources volunteers came together to help with the community-wide Clean Up Columbia day of service. More than 1,400 volunteers organized by the City of Columbia pitch in together and clean up their neighborhood, business or public property in order to keep [...]

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