Work to build apartments for low-income, disabled tenants to start next month

Mary’s Trip to the Sunshine State

Mary had the opportunity to travel to Orlando, Florida this spring to attend her brother Tom’s wedding. She and Shana Landrum, Direct Support Professional for the Supported Living program, traveled together with Mary’s mother for this special occasion. “Shana and my mom and I flew on a plane to Florida,” says Mary. They spent five […]

Boy sits on the floor with his mom

Taking Things One Step at a Time

As every person’s abilities and needs differ, sometimes it is necessary for a person with a disability to require specialized equipment to live a more independent life. Support coordinators at Boone County Family Resources can assist persons served with securing such equipment by linking to therapists to assess individual needs and to research devices available. […]

Four teens pose in front of mural at the Food Bank.

Work It! — Teens in Transition Summer 2016

Through partnership with the Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), the Life & Work Connections program this summer offered pre-employment transition services to high school students who see work in their futures. The program called “Work It” combines classroom learning with community outings, providing participants with an early start at job preparation and exploration. Sixteen-year-old Gregory […]