BCFR News & Stories

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Agency News

The Transformation of 4632 Apple Tree Lane

By Laurie Ritter and Laura Cravens The building at 4632 Apple Tree Lane served as a location for residential services when first purchased by BCFR in 1991….

Supported Living

Celebrating Summer Together

For several years now, the staff and participants in the Supported Living program at Team 16 have been gathering together informally to share a meal and get…

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Life and Work Connections

Transition Network Summer Wrap-up

Transition Network, a special partnership with Columbia College, enables participants to attend classes taught by Life & Work Connections staff on the Columbia College campus. This summer…

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Support Coordination

Communicating Choices Through Technology

Commercial or custom designed therapeutic devices or equipment commonly referred to as “assistive technology” are used to increase capacity and minimize the functional limitations associated with a…

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Life and Work Connections

New Fall Transition Network Classes Offer Options

Transition Network, a partnership between BCFR’s Life & Work Connections program and Columbia College is offering some new classes this fall.   Work It: Think Critically &…

Supported Living

Mary’s Trip to the Sunshine State

Mary had the opportunity to travel to Orlando, Florida this spring to attend her brother Tom’s wedding. She and Shana Landrum, Direct Support Professional for the Supported…

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Support Coordination

Taking Things One Step at a Time

As every person’s abilities and needs differ, sometimes it is necessary for a person with a disability to require specialized equipment to live a more independent life….

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Life and Work Connections

Work It! — Teens in Transition Summer 2016

Through partnership with the Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), the Life & Work Connections program this summer offered pre-employment transition services to high school students who…

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Agency News

Employee Spotlight: Amy Lester

By Laurie Ritter Amy Lester has worked for Boone County Family Resources for a total of 15 years. For the past five years, Amy has worked as…