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BCFR Awarded Accreditation

Tenth Consecutive Three-Year CARF Accreditation Earned

We are pleased to announce that Boone County Family Resources has once again been awarded the Three Year Accreditation from CARF International - an accreditation body that establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. BCFR's CARF survey team statedr: 

"It is evident that (BCFR) is considered a leader in its community and is well respected by its stakeholders. Staff members show respect and compassion to persons served and their families and go above and beyond in the coordination of services. It is clear that persons served are benefiting from the programs and services."

BCFR has been accredited by CARF since 1985. Read the press release...
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Six Seniors Graduate from STEP Program Ready to Work

Photo of six high school senios who completed the STEP programOn May 12, six graduating high school seniors celebrated completion of the Seamless Transition through Enhanced Partnership (STEP) program at Boone Hospital Center (BHC) during which students complete their senior year of high school in an on-site internship at Boone Hospital. Read more...
 
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Jason Honored at People First Conference

Photo of Jason receiving a plaque of recognitionAt the late April 2015 People First of Missouri Conference “A Season for Change,” Jason Mize – Vice-president, People First of Boone County – was honored as the Self-advocate of the Year. He has been involved in disability rights advocacy at the state and local level for many years, and is highly deserving of the honor.
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Disability Rights Legislative Day

Photo of large group of individuals with disabilities who assembled in the rotunda at the State CapitolThe 14th annual Disability Rights Legislative Day started with a rally in the capitol rotunda. Emceed by Columbia attorney and disability advocate Max Lewis, the rally focused around the theme “Lives Without Limits.” Key leaders, legislators and self-advocates took the stage to address angles on the theme. Read more...
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Helping to Clean Up Columbia

Photo of Sheilah, Mike and Jami holding bags of trash they collectedIn early April, four individuals who live in the BCFR Residential Program decided to participate in the 19th annual Clean Up Columbia city-wide event. They were among 1,324 individuals in Columbia who volunteered their time and energy to help clean up—logging more than 2,500 total hours of service and picking up 1,682 bags of trash.
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Javion Works Toward a Bright Future

Photo of Javion at the customer service desk at Hy-VeeJavion is a confident, friendly young man. Currently a junior at Battle High School, Javion is focused on building vocational skills for productive life as an adult. After school a few nights per week, Javion is a customer courtesy representative for Hy-Vee.
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Matt is Mastering Independence

Photo of Matt in his officeMatt is a Student Service Coordinator II at the MU Disability Center where he’s worked for a little more than 10 years. Through his role, he assists with connecting students with disabilities to services and resources. He says he always wanted to work in a disability services office because he felt like he could make a difference.
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Boone County Family Resources is in the process of re-developing our website. To further understand what you find most valuable about our website and to discover potential things our stakeholders would like to add or change, your input would be greatly appreciated.
 
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