BCFR News & Stories

Nick sitting with his family outdoors.
Life and Work Connections

Every STEP of the Way

Watch Nick’s Story. When you ask Nick Perso about his job, he immediately starts to grin and gush with pride. Nick is part of the Boone Hospital…

Coworkers posing for photo
Supported Living

Ending One Chapter, Beginning Another

Denise poses with coworkers at her retirement party on her last day of work at Boyce & Bynum Pathology Laboratories after 30 years of service. Walking into…

Agency News

CMSE Celebrates 50 Years

Story by Laurie Ritter

Support Coordination

An Inspiration to Others

With a hitch in his step and smile that breaks hearts, William Gerstacker Jr. is succeeding at getting ahead in life. The cards weren’t always stacked in…

Support Coordination

Staff Spotlight: Michele Aylward

by Laura Cravens, Associate Director Meet Michele Aylward, Client Services Coordinator who supervises the nine Support Coordinators working with young children. Michele has been with BCFR for…

Woman wearing crown holding flowers.
Supported Living

Making a Night to Remember

“An unforgettable prom night experience that changes the narrative on how people with special needs are viewed. It is a celebration of the value of life and…

Missouri state capital rotunda filled with people
Support Coordination

Disability Rights Legislative Day 2019 – “Show Me Work”

On Wednesday March 13, hundreds of people with disabilities, their families, and advocates gathered at the capitol in Jefferson City for the 18th annual Disability Rights Legislative…

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…