STORIES OF SUCCESS
desperate need and the BCCT was 'stepping up'. The City has since made a significant investment in the home's future by setting aside funds to complete every critical HVAC, security, electric, plumbing, brick tuck-pointing and foundation repair that the house needs and those renovations will begin in 2016. BCCT set the example by recognizing that one of the community's most cherished historic homes was in need, and for that the Boone County Historical Society will always be grateful.
Boone County Historical Society, Boone Museum & Galleries
dedicated local community partners. The Boone County Community Trust is one of our most loyal and longstanding community partners. Their support has enabled the Center to realize its mission and care for members of the community with limited access to primary care services.
The Boone County Community Trust and Family Health Center have a rich history. Over the past decade, the Trust has equipped the organization with clinical equipment vital to the provision of quality care. In 2002, when Family Health Center first began offering dental services, the Trust funded the purchase of a dental chair. In 2005, when Family Health Center grew into its current location on Worley Street, the Trust funded 10 baby-changing stations to better accommodate the needs of families. Most recently, in 2014, the Trust funded 30 digital ear thermometers to meet the ongoing equipment needs of the Center. When Family Health Center identifies an equipment need that, if met, could significantly improve care to patients, the Trust is always top-of-mind.
These are but a few examples of how the Boone County Community Trust has supported Family Health Center as it strives to meet the needs of the medically underserved in Boone County. The impact of these modest investments is immeasurable. Countless patients at Family Health Center have benefited directly from the contributions of the Boone County Community Trust.
We are grateful for the Trust’s continued support.
In 2015, BCCT generously contributed $7,500 to assist with and ensure that some very serious infrastructure issues with the historic Maplewood House were addressed. That commitment didn't just provide monies that will be used to replace aging electric and plumbing systems, but it was also a strong signal to the City of Columbia that Maplewood House was in
The mission of Mary Lee Johnston Community Learning Center (MLJCLC) is to provide high quality, affordable care and education programs based on the needs of our community. We are a state licensed and Missouri Accredited center. Regardless of family income children from 6 weeks to kindergarten entry are provided childcare and educational programing designed for school readiness while meeting the needs of the community enabling parents to work. It is only through the support of the community that MLJCLC can continue to serve our families with a sliding fee tuition scale providing accessible care to all.
Boone County Community Trust has been a valued community member over many years of partnership for the children and families served at MLJCLC. The investment into the educational potential of the children is an investment that will be realized across the coming generations of Columbia’s population. Boone County Community Trust has provided over $40,000 in to the lives of Columbia’s children and families.
Boone County Community Trust has been our partner when our buildings were in dire need of upgrades to raise the environmental quality for optimum learning environments, when aged playground structures were replaced with musical educational equipment and science exploration equipment, and when improvements to the HVAC system in our infant classrooms provided for proper temperature control from extreme cold and heat.
As each child that has passed through MLJCLC reaches their future goals, and each family that has received service, experienced family stability through the quality, and affordability offered, Boone County Community Trust must stand along-side MLJCLC with pride in OUR accomplishments for truly it is only by partnering for the best we together offer has change been made.
With Sincerest Thanks,
Family Health Center is committed to providing quality primary medical, dental and mental health services to members of the Boone County community with limited financial means. The fulfillment of this mission requires close collaboration with a variety of