Family & Community Living Support

A teenage girl sits outdoors in an adapted wheelchair.

Sofia’s Turn

On a recent trip to St. Louis, Sofia and her mother, Tracey, decided to enjoy the beautiful day and take a quick trip to the Zoo before heading home. In the past, Tracey dreaded the Zoo because of the difficulty in maneuvering Sofia in her wheelchair up the large hills that lead to many of […]

Young girl gleefully shakes maracas looking at computer.

Transition to Virtual Services through COVID-19

With the spread of COVID-19, BCFR support coordinators continue to offer services that benefit the lives of individuals with disabilities who rely on day-to-day supports. While all in-person sessions are suspended, staff made the transition to providing more services remotely by phone or video conferencing platform such as Zoom, Skype and Facetime.  Offering virtual support […]

Video of young man on the autism spectrum earning employee of the month.

Breaking the Mold

Susan Thompson will always remember the day Jesse called her and said, “You’ll never guess. I’m employee of the month!” Susan responded with, “I’m not surprised. Nobody deserves it more than you.” Jesse started receiving services from Boone County Family Resources (BCFR) as a junior in high school. With the help of his Support Coordinator […]

Smilling young man standing outdoors.

Path to Leadership

On first meeting Nik you quickly notice his infectious laughter and friendly smile. Nik has come a long way over the years – he has grown into an independent young man that is excelling in accelerated high school courses. In 2018, Nik’s Support Coordinator at Boone County Family Resources, Sherry Nemeth, informed Nik and his […]