BCFR News & Stories

Ellie smiles for the camera in MU Student union
Support Coordination

The Next Generation of Leaders in Disability Advocacy: Ellie Stitzer

Meet Ellie. Ellie is a senior at Mizzou studying Health Sciences with an emphasis in Leadership and Policy. On her return to school this past August, she…

Individual receives cleaning supplies.
Agency News

Horizon Housing Foundation—Boone Point Cleaning

Written by Laura Cravens, Associate Director Boone County Family Resources Thanks to a generous grant from the Horizon Housing Foundation, Boone County Family Resources held two fun…

Young man with cerebral palsy enjoys floating in pool with family.
Support Coordination

Trevor takes to the Water

The Roberts family found the perfect solution for their 17-year-old son Trevor who has cerebral palsy and was in need of additional physical activity. With assistance from…

Staff smile as they prepare to distribute large gifts including a bike.
Agency News

BCFR – A great place to work

Individuals served by BCFR often comment on our kind and compassionate employees who try hard to help.  This is in large part due to the company culture…

Senator Caleb Rowden poses for a photo with Ricky.
Life and Work Connections

Senator Visits BCFR; Meets Constituents

In December,  Missouri Senator Caleb Rowden visited the agency for a meeting with Executive Director Robyn Kaufman, who provided him an overview of what we do and…

Smiling BCFR individuals at Roots N Blues N BBQ.
Agency News

Michael Savors the Flavors at Roots N Blues

Avid music fan and individual served by the Boone County Family Resources Supported Living Program, Michael “Mike” Marvel, got the opportunity to sing and sway alongside thousands…

Smiling young man wearing UMSL t-shirt.
Agency News


When Eric Lewis moved from Columbia to St. Louis for his first day on campus at the University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL) he was nervous…

Kaitlyn poses with two of the individuals she supports. They are in a photo booth with fiesta-themed photo props.
Agency News

Discovering Myself Through Direct Support

By Kaitlyn Kohley, Direct Support Specialist A year and half ago, I was unemployed with a Master of Public Administration degree and desperate to find any source of…

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Agency News

Disability Issues Candidate Forum

Please join us on Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Woodhaven, 1403 Hathman Place, for a Columbia Disabilities Issues Candidate Forum. We will…