Supported Living

Dale stands outside his apartment dressed professionally for work.

Dale Finds Meaningful Employment

Dale recently moved in to Boone County Family Resources supported living, but listening to him banter with his roommate Ricky leads one to believe they are already lifelong friends. As Dale fits in with his new apartment and roommate, he has also taken on a new employment opportunity at The Bluffs nursing home assisting with […]

Supported living staff and residents share a meal together.

Staff get Creative

Going through the COVID-19 pandemic means spending several months, or more, at home and indoors – which can affect people in different ways. Supported living staff continue to find creative ways to ensure residents pass time in isolation productively and maintain a positive outlook. Direct Support Specialist Quincy enjoys putting together fun activities that will […]

A woman guides a duet bike carrying an older woman with a disability.

Wyleta Rides the Trails with PedNet

In the Spring of 2018, PedNet, a non-profit organization aiming to provide alternative modes of transportation under safe and accessible conditions, launched the Giving Rides program for people with disabilities and the elderly in Columbia, Mo. PedNet is a transportation advocacy group in Columbia that focuses on types of transportation such as biking, walking, and […]

Coworkers posing for photo

Ending One Chapter, Beginning Another

Walking into Boyce & Bynum Pathology Laboratories – the largest, private anatomic, clinical and molecular pathology laboratory in the Midwest – you immediately notice the sterile environment typical of a clinical lab. What goes unnoticed is the effort of employees like Denise who the lab has depended on for 30 years to keep the glass […]

Woman wearing crown holding flowers.

Making a Night to Remember

“An unforgettable prom night experience that changes the narrative on how people with special needs are viewed. It is a celebration of the value of life and a night when all guests are kings and queens of the prom.” The Tim Tebow Foundation In February, Compass Church in Columbia, Mo. brought the Tim Tebow Foundation’s […]