Agency News

Senator Caleb Rowden poses for a photo with Ricky.

Senator Visits BCFR; Meets Constituents

In December,  Missouri Senator Caleb Rowden visited the agency for a meeting with Executive Director Robyn Kaufman, who provided him an overview of what we do and why we do it, and shared with him our hopes  and concerns moving into the future.  He also met with constituents of his who are supported by the […]

Smiling BCFR individuals at Roots N Blues N BBQ.

Michael Savors the Flavors at Roots N Blues

Avid music fan and individual served by the Boone County Family Resources Supported Living Program, Michael “Mike” Marvel, got the opportunity to sing and sway alongside thousands of concert goers after winning tickets to the 12th Annual Roots N Blues N BBQ festival this past September. Mike applied to receive free tickets to the 2018 […]

Smiling young man wearing UMSL t-shirt.


When Eric Lewis moved from Columbia to St. Louis for his first day on campus at the University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL) he was nervous and scared. Eric wasn’t sure how he would adjust to his new settings having never lived away from home. Eric now has a semester under his belt and […]

Kaitlyn poses with two of the individuals she supports. They are in a photo booth with fiesta-themed photo props.

Discovering Myself Through Direct Support

By Kaitlyn Kohley, Direct Support Specialist A year and half ago, I was unemployed with a Master of Public Administration degree and desperate to find any source of income. This is when a friend told me about an opening for a Direct Support Professional on Team 260 within Supported Living. I applied mostly because I needed […]

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Disability Issues Candidate Forum

Please join us on Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Woodhaven, 1403 Hathman Place, for a Columbia Disabilities Issues Candidate Forum. We will hear from the candidates running for State House of Representatives on questions about employment, funding for support services, access to support services, inclusive education, housing, and more. Light […]