BCFR News & Stories

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Agency News

BCFR Celebrates 40 Years on May 26

In 1976, the price of a gallon of gasoline was $.59, Apple Computer Company was founded by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, and Boone County citizens voted to approve…

Doug sitting on the floor with his laptop
Supported Living

Doug Makes Connections

Doug received a tablet for a Christmas present and set a personal goal to learn how to use it to access the World Wide Web and communicate…

Agency News

Disability Rights Legislative Day 2016

In March, several Columbians joined hundreds of other Missourians in the state capitol for the 15th annual Disability Rights Legislative Day. Among them were individuals supported by…

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Support Coordination

Logan is Learning New Skills

Logan is a happy, social guy little guy who loves listening to music and singing along. He adores his brother and sister and is excited about any…

MU student sits with a participant from Inspiring Success
Life and Work Connections

Inspiring Success

The Life & Work Connections program has for several years provided classroom-based instruction as well as community-based experiential learning opportunities through Transition Network, a partnership with Columbia…

Anna sitting in a chair at her parent's home
Support Coordination

Anna Takes on the World

Anna’s schedule has become very busy these days. She’s an active 25-year-old woman who works part-time, volunteers twice a week, plays several sports and still has time…

Photo collage of people attending Night to Shine
Supported Living

A Night to Shine

February 12 was definitely a night to remember for ten lucky Supported Living participants. As part of the Night to Shine event through the Tim Tebow Foundation,…

Frances poses in her work jacket
Supported Living

Frances Achieves Milestone Anniversary

Frances, who has participated in the Supported Living program since 1992, recently achieved a milestone employment anniversary at Central Missouri Subcontracting Enterprises (CMSE). She celebrated 20 years…

Alyssa stands in the candy aisle at Walgreens
Life and Work Connections

Alyssa Celebrates Her New Job

Community employment is the ultimate goal of participants in work skills training with the Boone County Family Resources Life & Work Connections program. Alyssa was once a…