Stories

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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Swimming Star Shines at State Games

June 5, 2015

For someone like Robert, whose favorite activity is swimming, summer could not get here fast enough. Robert is a multi-medal winner in swimming through Special Olympics and recently competed in the state-wide Special Olympics Summer Games in Springfield, Missouri. He trained and practiced for several months before heading to this year’s games. “I like swimming,” […]

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Nathan Learns to Ride

June 5, 2015

“Hi, I’m Nathan,” says a smiling seven-year-old from around the corner of the entryway. “What’s your name?” Nathan is a sweet, friendly first-grader who was referred to Boone County Family Resources three years ago through the First Steps Program when the family relocated to Columbia for a new job. “We were actually in First Steps […]

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Six Seniors Graduate from STEP Program Ready to Work

May 21, 2015

Written by Mark Satterwhite, Director of Life & Work Connections On May 12, six graduating high school seniors celebrated completion of the Seamless Transition through Enhanced Partnership (STEP) program at Boone Hospital Center (BHC) during which students complete their senior year of high school in an on-site internship at Boone Hospital. At the end-of-the-year celebration event hosted at […]

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Boone County Family Resources Awarded Three Year CARF Accreditation

May 18, 2015

For Immediate Release – May 18, 2015 For More Information Contact – Robyn Kaufman, Executive Director at (573) 874-1995 Boone County Family Resources Awarded Three Year CARF Accreditation CARF International announced that Boone County Family Resources (BCFR) has been accredited for a period of three years for the following programs: Community Employment Services: Job Development Community Integration […]

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Matt is Mastering Independence

May 7, 2015

Matt is a Student Service Coordinator II at the MU Disability Center where he’s worked for a little more than 10 years. Through his role, he assists with connecting students with disabilities to services and resources. He says he always wanted to work in a disability services office because he felt like he could make […]

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Team 108 Helps Clean Up Columbia

May 7, 2015

In early April, four individuals who live in the Supported Living Residential Program decided to participate in the 19th annual Clean Up Columbia city-wide event. They were among 1,324 individuals in Columbia who volunteered their time and energy to help clean up—logging more than 2,500 total hours of service and picking up 1,682 bags of […]

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Javion Works Toward a Bright Future

May 7, 2015

Javion is a confident, friendly young man. Currently a junior at Battle High School, Javion is focused on building vocational skills for productive life as an adult. After school a few nights per week, Javion is a customer courtesy representative for Hy-Vee where he works “the front” section of the store, greeting and assisting customers, […]

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