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Information on COVID-19

As the situation with COVID-19 continues to develop, we will continue to make decisions to protect the health and well-being of our staff, families, persons served and community partners while doing our part to prevent the spread of the virus.  To ensure we play a constructive role by taking responsible actions guided by the Centers from Disease Control and […]

A woman smiles as she places various dyes onto a tied up t-shirt outdoors at a table.

Dying for Some Fun in Supported Living

The Supported Living staff love coming up with creative and productive activities to stimulate and support residents. Direct Support Specialist (DSS) Shelton provided the idea of tie-dying t-shirts to create a unifying experience and give each individual an opportunity to express themselves  — and get messy outdoors. Shelton recently moved to Columbia and joined BCFR […]

A woman with glasses and grey hair holds a hand painted pot with dirt.

Supported Living Hosts a Summer BBQ

Early May brought warm weather which was welcome in Supported Living as residents enjoyed BBQ food, fun and games in the sun! Each individual served also received a hand painted pot by a BCFR staff member to plant summer flowers.            

Daniel is dressed in a blazer and party hat while enjoying the dance floor with his friends.

Night to Shine Prom is a Big Hit in Supported Living

The Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience for people with special needs ages 14 and older. On Friday, Feb. 11, 2022, Night to Shine celebrated it’s eighth anniversary as thousands from around the world came together to honor those with disabilities. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Night to Shine 2022 entailed […]

Woman wears horseback riding gear and smiles as she gets a nuzzle from her horse.

Overcoming Obstacles

Lydia is 20 years old and loves to give back to her community. She volunteers regularly at the Missouri Disability Empowerment Foundation (MoDE) , is on the City of Columbia’s Disability Commission, is a new board member to Local Motion (formally known as PedNet), and is a member of Children’s Grove organization. Her passion for […]