Family & Community Living Support

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For Love of the Game

When Pablo was growing up, he never cared much for sports. His older sister played both softball and basketball. Pablo reluctantly went to the games with his family, but he showed no interest in them. Now, at age 19, he can’t get enough basketball! A couple of years ago Pablo’s parents were gifted a pair […]

Lindsey, Colton and Casey pose for a picture in front of the iconic columns at the University of Missouri.

Empowered to Succeed

Colton just wrapped up his junior year at the University of Missouri. He’s studying Heath Sciences with an emphasis in Healthcare Administration.  Colton says his own experiences as a patient within the healthcare system lead him in his current academic direction. “I really enjoy helping people and I think I have a lot to offer […]

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Sofia is Fearless

Sofia, a spunky ten-year-old, has received services through Boone County Family Resources since she was three months old. She experienced a stroke in utero and was born with paraplegia, but she’s never let any physical limitations slow her down. She focuses on what she can do. Like many other girls her age, Sofia is obsessed […]

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The STEPs to Getting a Job

People get jobs so they can live in and enjoy the community. Nicholas was determined to do just that. Working with his support coordinator, Nicholas learned about summer work experiences available to him while still in high school. He chose on-the-job-training with the BCFR summer work crew program where he learned first-hand the soft skills […]

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A Playwright Is Born

While working on getting her undergraduate degree in international studies at the University of Missouri, Jessica took a beginning playwriting class. One of her assignments was to write a one-act play on the topic of her choice. Jessica decided to base her play on the life and times of Austrian Emperor Ferdinand and his family—a […]