BCFR News & Stories

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Support Coordination

Smart Watches Support Building Good Habits

For people of all abilities, young and old, having a daily routine is important. Routines help people remember to take care of daily personal needs and to…

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Life and Work Connections

Battle High Students Join Afternoon Work Crew

Boone County Family Resources Life & Work Connections program offers paid job training to help youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities gain skills for their future. Participants…

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Agency News

BCFR Holiday Card Design Contest

Do you like to draw, paint, collage or take photographs? BCFR is having a holiday card design contest! We are looking for a person served by the…

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Agency News

Helpful Apps for Improving Wellness

Boone County Family Resources’ Wellness Committee compiled a list of smart phone applications that promote health and wellness. Since smart phones have become such a big part…

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Agency News

People First Hosts 2nd Annual Walk & Roll-A-Thon

By Mark Satterwhite On October 14th at Stephens Lake Park, 35 people joined in the 2nd Annual Walk & Roll-a-Thon. The event is hosted by People First…

Agency News

Boone Point Apartments Open to Residents

By Laura Cravens A grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony was held on October 30 to commemorate the completion of Boone Point Central, the second of two…

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Agency News

Employee Spotlight: Mark Satterwhite

By Laurie Ritter and Natasha Sigoloff Meet Mark Satterwhite, Director of Boone County Family Resources Life & Work Connections (LWC) program. Mark has been with BCFR for…

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Life and Work Connections

Empowering High School Students Through Project STIR

STIR stands for Steps Towards Independence and Responsibility — a curriculum intended to empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This fall, through a partnership among Columbia…

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Supported Living

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…