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Get Involved

Who We Are

People First is a self-advocacy group. The members of People First formed the group to be run by and for people with developmental disabilities, but anyone can join. 

How we Make a Difference

  • We listen to each other and to our friends, to hear their concerns.

  • We support each other and speak up for each other

  • We help group members speak up for themselves

  • We talk to state and local leaders about our needs and other's needs

  • We believe in civil rights for all people

  • We want to be sure people with disabilities are living good lives

  • We call for the community to respect and include ALL people

What Else do Members do?

People First of Boone County and other local groups are part of a larger group - People First of Missouri.

Besides advocating for our rights, we do other things like: 

  • Have guest speakers at our meetings

  • Thanksgiving potluck

  • Holiday dance with Columbia Parks & Rec

  • Walk and Roll-a-thon

  • Mizzou Homecoming Parade


People First of Boone County meets monthly at the Boone County Family Resources Community Room at 2700 West Ash St., or via Zoom if necessary. 

Membership is open to anyone interested in advocacy for a better community! 

For meeting dates and times, contact Mark Satterwhite at (573)874-1995 ext. 306 or email

Come check us out!

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