Our History

Parkade House

The original eight women who lived in the Parkade House

Boone County Family Resources was established by the passage of a specially designated property tax levy in 1976. Citizens of Boone County supported this measure to help people with developmental disabilities and their families.




Boone County voters approve ballot proposition establishing Boone County Group Homes Board with a 5 cent per 100 dollars valuation property tax.


Parkade House, a group home for eight Boone County residents with developmental disabilities, opens.  


Hallsville House, providing a home for eight more Boone County residents with developmental disabilities, opens.


Independent Living Services are developed to provide practical living skills training to persons with disabilities living independently or with their families.


Diego Court Semi–Independent Apartments opens in the south part of Columbia.


The General Assembly clarifies that otherwise eligible persons may receive services regardless of age.


Granada Apartments open to extend supervised apartment living for persons with developmental disabilities.


The Boone County Board and the Department of Mental Health sign a first of its kind Intergovernmental Agreement to pilot a Family & Community Living Support Program.


The Boone County Board, in collaboration with other agencies and advocates, creates the first Early Childhood Advisory Council to improve services for infants and toddlers at risk of disabilities.


The agency is certified as Missouri’s first local government Medicaid funded case management provider.


Boone County voters approve Proposition H allowing for expansion of services. Local tax levy is 12 cents per $100 valuation.


The Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission (CARF) grants accreditation to the Family & Community Living Support Program. It is the first Family & Community Living Support Program to be accredited in the nation.


The agency acquires and remodels the Community and Family Support Center at 1209 East Walnut to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.


The agency celebrates 25 years of service to Boone County citizens with developmental disabilities.


The agency acquired and renovated 16 residential apartments for accessibility and aging in place. This rehabilitation project was nominated for a national award by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).


The agency changes its name to Boone County Family Resources which is more reflective of the diverse services and supports provided.


August marks the 30 year anniversary of the passage of a property tax establishing the agency.


Boone County Family Resources helps gain Governor’s approval to implement the Partnership for Hope Waiver statewide.


Boone County Family Resources adds two services to their CARF International accredited programs: Community Employment Services and Employee Development Services.


Boone County Family Resources celebrates 40 years of helping people with developmental disabilities thrive in the community, connect with others and achieve personal goals.