BCFR News & Stories

Josh pictured in the produce department of a grocery store
Life and Work Connections

Josh Lands a New Job

Having a job you enjoy makes working in the community that much more satisfying. Josh decided about a year ago that he would like to find a…

Joe seated at table with co-workers playing a card game
Support Coordination

Not Your Average Joe Internship

When Joe had an opportunity to volunteer with the Dream Factory of Central Missouri Trivia Night last spring, he met someone who changed the course of his…

Six people pose at the Missouri State Fair
Supported Living

A Trip to the State Fair

At the end of this summer, several residents from Supported Living decided they would like to go to the Missouri State Fair so they worked with staff…

Alex pauses his janitorial work to take a picture
Life and Work Connections

Janitorial Crew Contracts with Local Company

Patrick and Alex are building skills for community employment, through participation on the Life & Work Connections work crew. Recently, Life & Work Connections, Inc. contracted with…

Isaac wearing a blue shirt
Support Coordination

A Man on a Mission

Isaac is a charming 22-year-old college student who carries on a lively conversation – especially if it revolves around sports or travel. He began receiving services from…

Supported Living

Daniel Lends a Hand in the Community

Daniel lives in his own apartment and has a part-time job that he likes, but he wanted to get out in the community and do more with…

Gabe poses before he gets on the bus
Life and Work Connections

Gabriel Gains Independence

Gabriel, a senior at Rock Bridge High School, was interested in learning how to use the COMO Connect city bus system so that he could travel independently to…

Fadraon smiling wearing a red shirt
Support Coordination

Big Dreams for Fadraon

When you spend a few minutes with Fadraon, it is easy to see that he is a confident, active teen with big dreams for his own future….

Agency News

Missouri Ranks 3rd in Nation for Services for People with Developmental Disabilities

An annual ranking of how well state Medicaid programs serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities shows Missouri as third in the nation and second most-improved since…