Our History

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.

1976

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

1977

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

1979

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

1981

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

1982

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

1984

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

1987

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

1989

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.

1990

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 with disabilities.

1991

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

1993

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

1995

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.

1999

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

2002

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

2003

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).

2005

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

2006

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

2010

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

2015

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

2017

The first person enrolls in the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) program that helps people find the right job and employer to achieve successful employment. In Missouri, the model had been effective in supporting people with mental illness. BCFR partners with Vocational Rehabilitation and begins using the model to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Boone County Family Resources (BCFR), along with its partners, celebrated the grand opening of Boone Point Apartments and the completion of two apartment buildings, Boone Point South and Boone Point Central.

2020

BCFR moves into new headquarters located at 2700 West Ash Street in Columbia, Mo. The new building designed by Simon Associates, Inc. provides ample parking, 34,590 square feet of office space, enhanced accessibility features and an expandable, multipurpose space that seats up to 200 people.