Employee Spotlight: Amy Lester

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Employee Spotlight: Amy Lester

By Laurie Ritter Amy Lester has worked for Boone County Family Resources for a total of 15 years. For the past five years, Amy has worked as an Office Support employee. She has also worked as a Supported Living Assistant and Paid Neighbor in BCFR’s Supported Living program. Amy worked at BCFR in the nineties, […]

Pictures from 40th Anniversary Party

Celebrating 40 Years of Helping People Thrive, Connect & Achieve

On May 26, we celebrated 40 years of providing services and supports to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities living in Boone County. A large crowd turned out to celebrate with us at the Riechmann Pavilion at Stephens Lake Park – kicking things off with a ribbon cutting by the Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors. We […]

Boat anchored in Baltimore

Jason and Katie Take a Trip for Disability Rights

By Jason Mize and Katie Kinder From June 14 – June 16, we went to the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) Annual Conference in Baltimore. We both serve on the board of Missouri Protection and Advocacy (MO P&A), who covered our expenses. MO P&A is a federally mandated system in the state of Missouri which […]

Disability Rights Legislative Day 2016

Legislative Advocacy Matters: HB 1565

By Mark Satterwhite On Thursday June 9, Governor Nixon signed into law House Bill 1565. This law will increase the asset limit for people enrolled in the MO HealthNet (Medicaid) program. The asset limit has not increased in over 45 years, so this is welcome news to the disability community. “Asset limit” refers to the […]

Javion graduates from STEP

Another Successful STEP

By Mark Satterwhite Javion, pictured in between two Boone Hospital employees, was one of five high school students to successfully complete their senior year in the Seamless Transition through Enhanced Partnership (STEP) program. Javion and fellow participants held internship positions in various departments at the hospital, starting and ending each school day in a classroom […]