BCFR News & Stories

Boat anchored in Baltimore
Agency News

Jason and Katie Take a Trip for Disability Rights

By Jason Mize and Katie Kinder From June 14 – June 16, we went to the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) Annual Conference in Baltimore. We both…

Disability Rights Legislative Day 2016
Agency News

Legislative Advocacy Matters: HB 1565

By Mark Satterwhite On Thursday June 9, Governor Nixon signed into law House Bill 1565. This law will increase the asset limit for people enrolled in the…

Javion graduates from STEP
Agency News

Another Successful STEP

By Mark Satterwhite Javion, pictured in between two Boone Hospital employees, was one of five high school students to successfully complete their senior year in the Seamless…

Harry uses the wheelchair ramp
Support Coordination

Home Modifications Make a Difference

Sometimes it is necessary to make physical modifications to a home in order to enable more independence to a person with a disability. BCFR can assist with…

Mariah at work
Life and Work Connections

Mariah’s Move to the Mall

Mariah started vocational skills training as a member of the BCFR Life & Work Connections janitorial work crew in mid-2015 to develop the skills she needed for…

Freedom Walk 5K participants
Supported Living

Freedom Walk 5K

In early May, two Supported Living participants and five BCFR staff joined together to support the Freedom Walk – a 5K walk to raise awareness and funds…

CJ Singing
Supported Living

Karaoke Night Fun

It’s a Thursday evening and that means one thing at the Boone County Family Resources Supported Living program – Karaoke Night! Each Thursday night from 6-8 p.m….

Support Coordination

Javion’s Success Through STEP Program

As a senior in high school, Javion was very focused on getting a job and less focused on completing school. Through encouragement from family and his support…

Support Coordination

Developmental Disabilities Education Services

One of the many services provided through BCFR is Developmental Disability Education. This may take the form of a conference or workshop that is directly related to…