There are a number of ways you can make a difference in the life of someone with a developmental disability through Boone County Family Resources (BCFR). You can make a donation or grant the wish of a specific individual or family. BCFR also provides volunteer opportunities for interns and service learning students.


There are several ways you can make donations to BCFR to support persons served and the activites of the agency. For more information, call (573) 874-1995


Cash donations can be made to:

Boone County Family Resources
2700 W Ash Street
Columbia, MO 65203

Boone County Family Resources is tax exempt under Chapter 144, RSMo, 1994. Donations are tax deductible.


The Friends of Boone County Family Resources support the activities of the agency. The Friends accept cash donations, donations of items to grant the wishes of persons served, and donations for the annual Holiday Party and Cookies with Santa events.

Donations to the Friends of Boone County Family Resources are tax deductible and can be mailed to:

Friends of Boone County Family Resources
c/o Boone County Family Resources
2700 W Ash Street
Columbia, MO 65203


Wish List

Occasionally, our families confront unexpected situations that are difficult to face alone, i.e., their house burns down or is damaged by a storm. When that happens, we will run a list of specific items the family or individual needs. You can pick an item from the list and donate it in c/o Friends of Boone County Family Resources, 2700 W Ash Street. Columbia, MO, 65203. For more information, call (573) 874-1995.

We do not have any Wish List items to share at this time.

Internships/Service Learning

Boone County Family Resources works with many area colleges and institutions to establish and maintain relationships with both undergraduate and graduate students. This partnership promotes knowledge of our agency and of the people we serve as well as provide valuable experience for future professionals. Currently, BCFR has opportunities for both interns and service learning students. For more information, call (573) 874-1995.



Boone County Family Resources typically hosts one or two interns in social work or other degree programs. Interns learn how to work with families and individuals with developmental disabilities. The internship experience is primarily a professional development opportunity, and interns learn what the role of a case manager is, how to interview a family or client, develop a service plan, and then implement the service plan by linking clients to various community resources.

The goal of internships at BCFR is to get a broad knowledge and understanding of developmental disabilities.  If you would like to be considered for one of the internship opportunities available, please speak with your academic advisor and call BCFR at (573) 874-1995.


Service Learning

Service Learning is the formal integration of community service into student instruction and learning.  Boone County Family Resources provides opportunities for a broad range of projects, regardless of the degree or interest area.  Examples of past service learning partnerships include facilitating cooking, exercise or nutrition classes for persons served, initiating a book club, completing research on relevant topics, and developing various products, such as our Personal and Family Choices Guide, Power Point presentations for staff training, and marketing materials.

If you have an interest in working with our agency or persons served, we can find a project to fit your interests. If you are an MU student, contact the Office of Service-Learning at the University of Missouri at (573) 882-0227 for more information. Students from other are colleges are encouraged to contact the BCFR Outreach & Referral Coordinator at (573) 874-1995 ext. 160.