Stories

Missouri Ranks 3rd in Nation for Services for People with Developmental Disabilities

August 26, 2015

An annual ranking of how well state Medicaid programs serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities shows Missouri as third in the nation and second most-improved since 2007 “for providing quality services that improve the lives of individuals and their families.” The annual ranking from United Cerebral Palsy entitled The Case for Inclusion, compares how […]

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Employee Spotlight: Christine Tesoro-Bieberly

August 24, 2015

By Laurie Ritter Meet Christine Tesoro-Bieberly, the Administrative Assistant for Accounts Payable at Boone County Family Resources. She has worked for BCFR for 21 years. Q: What is one favorite and one least favorite thing about your job? A: My favorite part of my job? I think my favorite part is working closely with our Supported Living staff. […]

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The ADA Celebrates 25 Years

August 20, 2015

July 26 marked the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Several local agencies and organizations that provide services for people with disabilities came together to plan a community event to celebrate this historic milestone. More than 50 guests enjoyed refreshments and networking at the Orr Street Studios. A mayoral proclamation was read […]

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Road Trip to New York

August 19, 2015

Summer time is great time for a good old-fashioned road trip and that’s just what Diane had the opportunity to do this summer. Her cousin, Scotty, was getting married, so Diane and her younger sister, Allison, and younger brother, Tony, jumped in the car and drove all the way to New York to attend. It […]

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Michelle Presents for 1 Million Cups

August 19, 2015

After high school graduation and working several different jobs in the community, Michelle, 32, started dreaming of having her own business. She wanted to do something creative and useful that would make people happy. Thanks to funding from Vocational Rehabilitation to start up her own business, Company M.E.A., Michelle can add “entrepreneur” to her resume. […]

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Super Summer for Ian

August 19, 2015

Ian is an affectionate, fun-loving 11-year-old who began receiving services through Boone County Family Resources when he and his family relocated to Columbia in 2012. Ian’s mom Mary says this community has much to offer for her son who has autism. “The school system, the services, doctors, therapists – everything is really red carpet here. […]

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Plans Under Development for New Affordable Housing

August 18, 2015

Boone County Family Resources (BCFR) is planning two affordable, energy-efficient apartment buildings for persons with disabilities in our community. The buildings, located on two sites in central and southern Columbia, will be universally designed with several fully accessible units. There will be 28 apartments created with 24 of them being one-bedroom apartments. With the current […]

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Save the Date for the Agency Picnic

July 16, 2015

Mark your calendars for the Boone County Family Resources annual picnic and Fun Run on Thursday, September 17 from 5-7 p.m. at the Leech Pavillion at Bethel Park. Sponsored by the Elks Lodge #594, this event features live music, good food and lots of fun. Visit with your friends and employees from Boone County Family […]

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Understanding the Missouri ABLE Program

July 8, 2015

The Friends of Boone County Family Resources presents another Speaker Series presentation on Tuesday, August 11 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Boone County Family Resources main office, 1209 East Walnut Street. Gov. Jay Nixon signed the Missouri Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program in late June which enables persons with disabilities to open a tax-free […]

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Opus Foundation Enhances Work Training

June 5, 2015

In December 2014, The Opus Foundation granted $5,000 to Life and Work Connections, Inc. as part of its Opportunity and Impact grant program. The Foundation awards about $3 million annually to programs and projects across the country to make communities better places to live, learn, work and play. The Life & Work Connections program provides […]

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