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.

Counties Served

Facilities

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.

Meet Michelle Herron!

Michelle has been working for Bost ADC in Dardanelle for the past 10 years. We appreciate her passion, hard work, and loyalty that she has displayed throughout these years of service. When asked what she likes about working with Bost she stated that she has a good...

 Loveable Laura Ivy! 

Few at Bost are not acquainted with Laura, she is outgoing, friendly, loves to chat and has a generous heart! Laura is an Arkansas native, has one brother who lives in Texas and is a longtime member of the Bost family. Laura always has a fun story to tell and is quick...

January Anniversaries!

22 YEARS - Willie Garrett 21 YEARS - Gatha Pierini 16 YEARS - Mary Hamilton, Kathryn Howard 14 YEARS - Melody Ashworth, Firial Williams 13 YEARS - Tera Speaks 11 YEARS - Amy Roland, Paula Bostick 10 YEARS - Michelle Herron, Kristi Gregory 9 YEARS - Mary Baker 8 YEARS...

Meet Cristy Keele, A Desire to Help Others

Cristy Keele has been an integral part of Bost since she joined the team five years ago.  She quietly and diligently takes care of many things behind the scenes, always with a smile on her face.  Cristy is a joy to work with!  Read a little more about her, in her own...

Meet Donna, Making an Impact in Harrison!

Donna McDonald worked for the Harrison school system for eleven years.  When she was considering a change of career, her best friend, who worked for Bost, recommended that she apply.  She’d never heard of Bost.  She went to the Harrison office to talk to them, and...

Meet KJ, A Joy to Be Around!

Kenneth Garvin, or KJ to those that know him, is a very active man.  He keeps busy in his community, volunteering in the local soup kitchen, shopping, working out, and taking in the scenery with friends.  KJ recently retired from the work center at Boone County...

Meet Kelly, A True Servants Heart

For twenty years, Kelly Ruther worked in various aspects of the customer service field and many of the skills she learned carried over to her work as a Direct Support Professional.   Kelly began her career caring for individuals with disabilities at a different...

Meet Rebecca, Working Her Way to Independence

Rebecca Hightower is working toward more independence by participating in Project Search through the Embassy Suites in Rogers.  This program allows individuals to intern with the hotel, learn job functions in many areas, and offers employment to those that complete...

The Nurse’s Note: Bacterial Infections vs. Viral: When Should I use Antibiotics?

It is that time of year when most of us start having issues with runny noses and chest congestion due to allergies, flu, or the common cold. This congestion can lead to upper and lower respiratory infections. These can be caused by either bacterial or viral...

Twenty Questions (or so) with Rebecca Hansel!

How long have you been with Bost? Full time with Bost 20 years. How did you first get involved with Bost, and what sparked that interest? A friend told me about Bost and they knew someone that needed a caregiver. I didn’t know anything about Bost until they told me...

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!