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The Boone County Family Resources 2015 Annual Report
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A Year in Review

A Message from Robyn Kaufman

Photo of Robyn KaufmanTransition involves change, as someone passes from one stage of life to another. Transition and change can be challenging, but they also offer new possibilities, learning opportunities, and a chance to realize aspirations. Boone County Family Resources has explored how we can better support persons to thrive during the transitions in their lives; to connect with their surrounding communities and resources; and to achieve their goals and vision for a rewarding and meaningful life. Read more...

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Thrive

Stories about people thriving in the community

Robin with her dog Mason
Addie sitting in the woods on a fall day
Wyletta walks in water
Transition Network
Read about Robin and how she is using volunteer experiences and improved communication skills to begin working on her long-term goal for having a job in the community.

Learn how an assistive technology device has helped Addie communicate with her family and friends.

See how Wyleta uses water therapy to help her stretch and tone her muscles to improve her range of motion when she's out of the pool.

Discover how Transition Network, a skills training program from Life & Work Connections, is using classroom-style learning on a college campus to explore topics of interest to young adults with developmental disabilities who are seeking their independence. 
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Connect

Stories about people connecting to the resources they need

Lifelong Friends
Michelle Presents to 1 Million Cups
Get to Know Lanny
Nathan Learns to Ride
Carol enjoys attending church every Sunday with long-time friends.

Having a real-life hero in the community helps Lanny feel like anything is possible.

Read how Michelle launched her own company and presented to 1 Million Cups to connect with other small business owners.

A new adapted bicycle for Nathan gave him the freedom to ride in the neighborhood with his brothers and friends.
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Achieve

Stories about people achieving their personal goals

Norma Celebrates Her Job
Swimming Star Shines
Fontieze is Focused on the Job
Norma celebrated achieving a long-term goal of finding community employment.

Read about Robert's love of competitive swimming and his achievements in Special Olympics.

Through Fontieze's training on the janitorial crew, he learned what he is capable of accomplishing. 
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How We Did

Some of our outcomes for the year

  • Serving more persons - 1,494 persons received services, 244 new individuals served
  • Supplying equipment to increase independence - 87 donations received through the Assistive Technology Exchange Program (ATEP); 63 items provided to individuals in our community
  • Providing effective services and supports - 55.6% of the annual Satisfaction Survey forms were completed with at least 95% of respondents indicating the service they received helped them
  • Keeping families together - 97% of children served by BCFR live with family
  • Maintaining motivated and well-trained employees - 80% of staff continued their employment through the entire fiscal year
  • Promoting health, wellness and inclusion - BCFR focused on efforts to improve health and wellness of persons served and employees and to overcome attitudinal barriers
  • Earning accreditation - The agency earned CARF accreditation for two new programs in addition to the others it has been recognized for in the past.
     
Read individual stories and see more of these outcomes in our online edition of the BCFR Annual Report.
 
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