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Keeping Up with Good Nutrition

Good nutrition is vital to good health. Here are some low cost/no cost resources for all ages and income levels available right here in Boone County. Boone…

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Affordable Housing Project Making Great Progress

Individuals and families interested in living in an apartment in either Boone Point South or Boone Point Central took a big step at the end of June…

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MO ABLE Accounts Available Now

Missourians with disabilities can now save money tax-free without jeopardizing eligibility for benefits like Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). In June, Matthew Panik from the State…

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American Healthcare Act and You

As you may have heard, the United States Senate is expected to vote soon on the American Healthcare Act, revised from a version passed by the House….

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Employee Spotlight: Rachel Murphy

By Laurie Ritter and Natasha Grayson In October 2016, BCFR partnered with Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) to launch the Individual Placement & Support (IPS) program. IPS is an…

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Inexpensive Ways to Get Fit

Exercising doesn’t need to cost a fortune. Did you know you don’t have to pay for a big gym membership to get in a good workout?  There are…

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Construction on Affordable Housing is Underway

Construction on two affordable housing apartment buildings is well underway and both buildings are scheduled for completion in September 2017. The agency will host Application Workshops for…

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It’s Happening, and We Can Stop It

By Mark Satterwhite Statistics show that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are victimized (assaulted, abused, exploited) at rates much higher than others in the general…

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BCFR Gets Ready to Take the Plunge

By Ellen Stockton and Laura Cravens For many years, BCFR has entered a team in the annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Missouri.  Every winter, some brave…