Letter from our Executive Director


Welcome to Boone County Family Resources!

Our mission at BCFR is to enable individuals with developmental disabilities to thrive in the community, connect with others and achieve their personal goals. We work with people of all ages throughout Boone County to promote inclusion by providing support for living, working and recreation.

Our Supported living program provides assistance to 35 adults who live in apartments in Columbia. Residents receive staff assistance with cooking, cleaning, laundry, shopping, getting to work and other activities in the community.

The Life and Work Connections program works with more than a hundred people annually to find and maintain employment, learn the skills needed to move out on their own and to both navigate and fully participate in the community.

Our largest program is Family & Community Living Support. On this team Support Coordinators work with more than 2,000 people throughout Boone County, linking individuals and their families with the services, resources and funding to help them live the lives they want to live. Services are guided by an annual individual plan created with the person served, their family or others they choose and their Support Coordinator.

I would like to thank the BCFR Board of Directors for their guidance, support and their passion for persons with developmental disabilities and their families. We are so grateful for their time and talents. I know the Board joins me in thanking the residents of Boone County for their support as we continue toward another great year.

Laura Cravens, Executive Director

Laura Cravens is a light skin tone woman with blue eyes and medium-toned blonde hair cropped at her shoulders. She is smiling and wearing a brightly colored floral print shirt.