Supported Living

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Catching the Holiday Crafting Bug

This past holiday season, several people participating in the Supported Living program came down with a bug—the crafting bug! To celebrate the holiday season, an ornament-making party was hosted at Barb’s apartment. Hailey Crabtree, a Direct Support Specialist, came up with the idea to have the party. “In setting up this event, it was my […]

Three people pose in front of the backdrop for the concert.

A Night with Michael Jackson

Several individuals participating in the Supported Living program enjoyed a special treat in November—a Michael Jackson concert! A Michael Jackson impersonator named Danny Dash Andrews put on a show at The Blue Note highlighting the four decades of music by Michael Jackson. Katie, Shaina, Daniel, Tony and Shelia met up at the venue and enjoyed […]

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Spending Summer in the Community

With the weather starting to get cooler and the leaves starting to change color, the individuals who participate in the Supported Living program reflected on all the things they did in the community over the past summer. BCFR staff work with individuals to find local events and activities that are of interest to them. From […]

Group of people with eclipse glasses on looking at the sky.

Celebrating Totality—A Once in a Lifetime Event

On Monday, August 21, Columbia, Missouri experienced a total solar eclipse. The whole community was buzzing with excitement over this once-in-a-lifetime event. To celebrate this rare occurrence, the Supported Living staff organized an eclipse party for anyone who wanted to participate. Lunch was served and everyone was outfitted with a pair of eclipse glasses. For […]

Group of people posing with art created.

Making Art Together to Celebrate Community

This summer, several individuals participating in the Supported Living program chose to help a local art education non-profit with a large-scale, community art project. Access Arts, a provider of therapeutic recreation for persons served by BCFR, reached out to several community organizations, agencies and groups to be a part of painting a 72-panel mural celebrating […]