Teens in Transition Combines Classroom Learning with Job Exploration

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Teens in Transition Combines Classroom Learning with Job Exploration

For the second summer in a row, through partnership with the Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), the Life & Work Connections program provided 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. This provides participants with an early start […]

Laurie Paris

Meet Laurie Paris, Case Manager

By Laurie Ritter and Natasha Sigoloff In May 2017 Laurie Paris, from Randolph County Developmental Disability Services (RCDDS), was hired as the case manager for the individuals participating in the BCFR Supported Living program. This change comes from a recent federal rule that prohibits agencies like BCFR from providing both case management and residential services […]

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Keeping Up with Good Nutrition

Good nutrition is vital to good health. Here are some low cost/no cost resources for all ages and income levels available right here in Boone County. Boone Hospital’s Head to Toe Program Head to Toe is for kids ages 8-12 who are at risk for obesity and are interested in weight management, fitness and healthier […]

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Affordable Housing Project Making Great Progress

Individuals and families interested in living in an apartment in either Boone Point South or Boone Point Central took a big step at the end of June when the Application Workshop was held. More than 50 applications were received and are being processed. Applications for initial consideration were received by noon on June 29. Additional […]

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MO ABLE Accounts Available Now

Missourians with disabilities can now save money tax-free without jeopardizing eligibility for benefits like Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). In June, Matthew Panik from the State Treasurer’s office presented information about the ABLE program to a room full of interested parties at Woodhaven’s Billy J. Palmer Health & Training Center. Achieving a Better Life […]