BCFR News & Stories

Isaac bags groceries at Lucky’s.
Life and Work Connections

Isaac Feels “Lucky” in His New Job

In October, we’re not only celebrating National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month, but also the one-year anniversary of the Individual Placement & Support (IPS) program. The supported employment…

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Support Coordination

Low-tech Safety Items Bring Peace of Mind

Through Boone County Family Resources, a wide array of services and supports are available to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Support Coordinators assist in assessing each…

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

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,…

Group of people posing with art created.
Supported Living

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…

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Support Coordination

Technology Bridges Language Gap for Families

When coordinating services for individuals and families, good communication is the key. But what if an individual or family speaks a language other than English? Boone County…

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Life and Work Connections

Teens in Transition Combines Classroom Learning with Job Exploration

For the second summer in a row, through partnership with the Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), the Life & Work Connections program provided pre-employment transition services…

Laurie Paris
Agency News

Meet Laurie Paris, Case Manager

By Laurie Ritter and Natasha Sigoloff In May 2017 Laurie Paris, from Randolph County Developmental Disability Services (RCDDS), was hired as the case manager for the individuals…

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Agency News

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…

Boone Point Central
Agency News

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…