BCFR News & Stories

Carol, Betty, Jan, and Denise sit on the porch at their supported living site on a sunny day.

Aging Gracefully in Supported Living

Carol, Betty, Jan and Denise sit outside and enjoy the beautiful, sunny day. They all have different ways they keep their minds active and fill their days,…

Savannah wears an orange t-shirt and headphones. She sits on a mini trampoline surrounded by a squishy ball, blankets, snacks, and an ipad.
Support Coordination

Savannah Thrives Through Transition

Savannah has severe autism and receives supports from BCFR including help with communication devices, attending her IEP meetings and paying for Camp Barnabas. Most recently, BCFR helped…

Dena swings a pickleball paddle inside the Columbia Fieldhouse at SOMO practice.
Support Coordination

Dena Dives into the Community through Special Olympics

A local athlete is making waves, both literally and figuratively. Dena, a multi-talented Special Olympics participant, has found more than just medals in her athletic pursuits; she’s…

Life and Work Connections

We Are Here! DRLD 24

Supported Living

Beyond The Basket

Lindsey, Colton and their dog Zara pose for a family photo in their living room in front of a fireplace and brown couch. Lindsey and Colton use wheelchairs.
Support Coordination

Accessing Supports to Make a Home More Accessible

Colton and Lindsey first met while attending Camp Barnabas and soon after fell in love and got married. Post graduation from the University of Missouri, they decided…

Jaxon sits in a game room to play Candyland at Impact Support Service’s after school program in Columbia, Mo.
Support Coordination

Jaxon’s Journey

In her search for a program that would meet her son Jaxon’s unique needs, Jamie worked with BCFR Support Coordinator Nicole Davidson to find an after-school program….

Galen holds a trophy shaped like a golden chicken in front of the cash register at Slim Chickens. He is wearing a black shirt with a Slim Chickens written in large white letters.
Life and Work Connections

Recipe for Success

In April 2022, Galen visited his favorite restaurant, Slim Chickens, to enjoy his usual order of fried chicken and a Cherry Coke. While placing his order, he…

Lydia sits in a red seat at Busch Stadium holding a baseball proudly in the air. She wears a red shirt and blue baseball hat.
Support Coordination

An Eventful October for Lydia

Senator Chuck Graham Memorial Disability and Advocacy Ambassador Award The Disabilities Commission of the City of Columbia recognized the first Senator Chuck Graham Memorial Disability and Advocacy…