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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“From a tiny acorn grows a mighty oak.”

Dr. Roger Bost, Founder

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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.

February Anniversaries!

26 YEARS - Susan Weaver 22 YEARS - Mark Hise 19 YEARS - James Hammond 16 YEARS - Michael McLeod, Mary Real, Joe Butler 14 YEARS - Loretta Morlen 13 YEARS - Erica LaTour 12 YEARS - Randy Hayden 11 YEARS - Anthony Harris, Donald Real, Christy Cook, Harlan Gann 10 YEARS...

Nutcracker Dress Rehearsal

The ArTs at Bost dance classes were invited to The Nutcracker Dress Rehearsal by Executive Artistic DirectorMelissa Schoenfeld of Western Arkansas Ballet on December 16, 2022. It was a fantastic performance, and it was so fun to see some of the “behind the scenes”...

The Christmas Art Show and Party

The ArTs at Bost has a Christmas Art Show and competition on Thursday, December 15th. The theme for this year's competition was Christmas Past, Present and Future. Students wrote artist statements with each artwork. Artworks were judged on Consumers in the Art class...

IT – More than Pushing Buttons and Wielding Magic!

Joshua Nodurfth, Bost’s Information Technology Director, grew up in a home with a “technology enthusiast” father. This allowed Josh access to computers from a young age.  This not only led to an understanding of the benefits of technology, but that the greatest...

The Nurse’s Note – Vision and Eye Health

If there might be one of our five senses that we most utilize and potentially take for granted, it would be our vision. It is estimated that half of visual impairment and blindness can be prevented through early diagnosis and timely treatment. Despite cost-effective...

January Anniversaries!

22 YEARS - Gatha Pierini 17 YEARS - Mary Hamilton, Kathryn Howard 15 YEARS - Firial Williams 14 YEARS - Tera Speaks 12 YEARS - Amy Roland, Paula Bostick 11 YEARS - Michelle Holmes, Kristi Gregory, Matthew Gregory 10 YEARS - Mary Baker 9 YEARS - Patricia Osborn,...

Reduce Your Risk of Getting Flu and COVID!

Both influenza and COVID are highly contagious viruses. Seasonal flu and the coronavirus can result in serious illness, hospitalization, and death. The U.S. is currently experiencing a “twindemic” of COVID and influenza during the 2022-2023 flu season. You can help...

Who Ya Gonna Call?

For the past eleven years Cindy Hardgrave, Dardanelle ADC Site Manager, has had a vision for the local Christmas parades that take a winning team to execute. She begins planning and designing early in the year, relying on the strengths of those on her team to bring...

ArTs at Bost Update!

The Fall Sessions of Art, ACTS and Dance are quickly wrapping up! The sessions started in Late August and ran through December. The Dance classes have been working on movement and stretching to increase flexibility. The adult dance classes are excited to have been...

The Nurse’s Note – National Hand Washing Awareness Month

December is a busy month filled with family get-togethers, social events, and friends sharing holiday goodies. But these gatherings may also share viruses like the flu that can cause serious illness and for older adults can be life-threatening; that’s why hand washing...

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!