BCFR News & Stories

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Supported Living

We Remember Caye-Jean

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” – A.A. Milne

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Support Coordination

The STEPs to Getting a Job

People get jobs so they can live in and enjoy the community. Nicholas was determined to do just that. Working with his support coordinator, Nicholas learned about…

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Life and Work Connections

Disability Rights Legislative Day 2018

A contingent of advocates from Boone County exercised their civil rights on March 14, rallying with hundreds of others in the state capitol rotunda, and meeting with…

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Supported Living

All Dressed Up for Night to Shine

Each February, the Tim Tebow Foundation sponsors a Night to Shine—a prom-like social event for individuals with disabilities ages 14 and older. The event features dancing, a…

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Support Coordination

A Playwright Is Born

While working on getting her undergraduate degree in international studies at the University of Missouri, Jessica took a beginning playwriting class. One of her assignments was to…

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Supported Living

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…

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Support Coordination

Mustafa is Motivated to Move

For three-year-old Mustafa, the freedom of moving on his own is a new concept that he seems to enjoy. Boone County Family Resources funded the adaptation of…

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Life and Work Connections

Work Crew Experience Gives Josh the Advantage

Josh is a junior in high school and has started planning for what life will look like after high school graduation. He took part in the Teens…

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Support Coordination

A Dream Come True

Sydney is enjoying every bit of her senior year at Rock Bridge High School. She likes her classes, participates in several extracurricular activities, including cheerleading, and says…