Job Preparation—Two Different Journeys

Job Preparation—Two Different Journeys

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and was created to celebrate a diverse workforce when people with all abilities are included. Through individual planning, support coordinators at Boone County Family Resources assist people in identifying and taking part in school- or work-related experiences before high school graduation to help them define what life will […]

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Employee Spotlight: Don Merrifield

By Linda Reed Brown Nearly every BCFR staff person comes in contact with or communicates with Don in his position as the Agency’s Property and Facilities Manager. At any given time, Don may be painting, answering a phone call, and arranging for carpet cleaning, vehicle towing, roof repair, kitchen and bath cabinet installation, moving furniture, […]

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The Transformation of 4632 Apple Tree Lane

By Laurie Ritter and Laura Cravens The building at 4632 Apple Tree Lane served as a location for residential services when first purchased by BCFR in 1991. Some people currently in BCFR’s Supported Living program, including Laurie Ritter, lived there. More recently, the 4-unit, 8 bedroom building has served as rental housing for persons with […]