People Empowering People

For Individuals in Western Arkansas With Developmental & Related Disabilities

Welcome to Bost.

We are a community-based, not-for-profit agency providing services for individuals in Western Arkansas who have mental & developmental disabilities & related conditions.

We’re making
a big difference.

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Individuals Served

“From a tiny acorn grows a mighty oak.”

Dr. Roger Bost, Founder

You can help us expand our reach.

Every donation helps us to maximize the quality of life for individuals with disabilities as well as their families.

Experience a truly rewarding career.

Our people tell the story.

The Bost community is made up of men, women, parents, children, workers & staff, all with a common mission: To empower.

Do you have questions about Estate Planning?

How do I leave an inheritance for my child without disqualifying them from government benefits? Who will take care of my child when I no longer can due to my death, disability, or old age? The Special Needs Estate Planning Taskforce’s presentation will address these...

Mark your Calendars – Upcoming Events for ArTs at Bost!

The Arts at Bost program is an excellent way for individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities to experience a creative outlet, achieve their goals of artistic expression, and improve self-confidence. We believe all forms of art have educational...

The Nurse’s Note – Aging Healthy & Gracefully

September is Healthy Aging month and the mission behind it is to draw attention to the importance of healthy lifestyles for adults. The last few years have been hard with everyone hunkering down, changing the way we communicate, work, and play. Here are some tips for...

The Return of Summer Fun!

After two summers without a party, the residents of Bost’s Woodcrest, Willow Creek, and Brazil homes were ready to spend some time together! Before heading to the Booneville Pool on August 11, the men and women were able to enjoy hot dogs, chips, snacks, drinks, fun,...

September Anniversaries!

21 YEARS - Robin Reno 18 YEARS - Nancy LeBrun 16 YEARS - Loretta Carter 15 YEARS - Nicole Holguin, Mary Hartwick 14 YEARS - Theresa Lovelace, Rena Drummond, Lesa Fuller 12 YEARS - Leslie Adams 11 YEARS - Cindy Hardgrave, Cheryl Guillory, Tracy Carter, Peter Pratt 10...

Community Partnerships That Work!

On April 14th, Nabholz’ Fort Smith office hosted their annual Client and Community Appreciation Crawfish Boil. This year, Nabholz selected Bost as their community partner for the event. Between the food and fun, Nabholz and their guests raised $1,300 to support Bost’s...

Eye Health and Safety for Children

Vision plays a vital role in children’s physical, cognitive, and social development. More than one in five preschool-age children enrolled in Head Start have a vision disorder. Early detection and treatment are critical. Most experts agree that eye exams, performed...

On a Mission for Bost Employees

In June 2022, The Employee Engagement Committee began with a mission and a two-fold approach.  First, we looked at the existing way we hire staff and how we can make the process more appealing and efficient to attract new employees.  Second, we looked at our existing...

Beating the Heat at Parrot Island!

With the heat we have had so far this summer, many were ready for the Bost Swim Party!  After the park closed to the public on Tuesday, July 17, around 200 partiers arrived at Parrot Island Waterpark. A crowd pleaser with no long lines, the individuals served in the...

The Black Out

“What keeps you up at night?” The ACTS (Acting Creates Therapeutic Success) program in conjunction with the ArTs at Bost and The ACHE OT Program put on a fantastic performance of The Black Out on July 19, 2022, at the ACHE Research Institute Health and Wellness...

Do you have questions about Estate Planning?

How do I leave an inheritance for my child without disqualifying them from government benefits? Who will take care of my child when I no longer can due to my death, disability, or old age? The Special Needs Estate Planning Taskforce’s presentation will address these...

Do you have questions about Estate Planning?

How do I leave my child an inheritance without disqualifying them from government benefits? Who will take care of my child when I no longer can due to my death, disability, or old age? These two important concerns will be addressed in a presentation by The Special...

How to Handle Holidays After a Death in the Family, by Rachel Ehmke

Grief can make special days harder When you’ve lost someone you love, the year that follows is inevitably a year of firsts without that person. Celebrations like the first Thanksgiving, birthday or Mother’s Day without someone who played a major role in your and your...

Bost C.A.R.E.S. Offers Play Therapy

Play therapy is a form of treatment that helps children and families to express their emotions, improve their communication, and solve problems. It helps children to make sense of difficult experiences and deal with psychological and emotional distress through play....

Bost 2018 Employee Survey Results

To:  All Bost EmployeesFrom:  Katie Raines, Executive DirectorRe:  Summary of 2018 Employee Survey ResultsDate:  March 6, 2019 Thank you for taking time to respond to the BOST employee survey. I am pleased to say that our goal to increase our...

Bost C.A.R.E.S. Gives a Lesson on Friends

Bost CARES staff, Kristin Wagner, LPC and Pablo Albuja, LAC recently spoke with kindergartners, first graders and second graders at Tate Elementary School in Van Buren about how to make friends. Students learned about different types of friends they may have in their...

Bost Receives Blue & You Foundation Award

The ArTs at Bost program just got a fantastic boost, thanks to the Blue & You Foundation!  The program began in 2017 as a fun and educational way to for individuals served by Bost, Inc. to find a creative outlet, help them achieve their goals of artistic...

Exciting things are happening at Bost!