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.

Meet Melissa Putman!

Melissa Putman has worked with Bost for 5 years and has worked in many different capacities, from Personal Care to now being our Positive Behavior Support Specialist. Melissa has a great working relationship with all the individuals she serves and is well respected by...

Good Nutrition and “Being Healthy”

A healthy diet will give your body energy, enough raw materials, and all the “little helpers” you need to stay healthy. Good nutrition also provides antioxidants believed to help you stay disease-free. What is good nutrition? Good nutrition is a healthy diet which...

Meet Roberta Johnson!

Roberta Johnson has been with Bost for ten years.  She loves working for Bost because she gets to serve some of the most amazing children and families. It truly takes a village to raise children and she is happy that she can be a part of that.  Rarely do you ever see...

Dre Clark – Focusing on the Good!

Dre Clark moved with his family to Helena/West Helena from Grand Rapids, MI when he was 4 years old to be closer to extended family there.  Dre was active in his community growing up, playing sports and volunteering at the Cherry Street Fair each year.  He enjoyed...

Meet Stephanie Butcher!

Stephanie Butcher is a Speech Language Pathologist.  She has been with Bost for five years. She says, "Working within the special needs preschool population here at Bost has been such a rewarding and pleasurable experience. Watching the overall progress made by these...

Meet the Aldors!

Carol & Curly Aldor relocated to Arkansas from New Orleans due to the terrifying and hazardous conditions created by Hurricane Katrina.  Despite that, they say they are very blessed to have been married for over thirty-five years, share four children, and six...

Twenty (or so) Questions with Ann Button!

Ann's supervisor, Rhonda Jones, had this to say about Ann: "I would like to introduce you to Ann Button. Ann currently works as a Representative Payee Assistant. Over 20 years ago, I met Ann when she was needing childcare for her daughter. She chose Bost as her...

October Anniversaries!

20 YEARS - Ann Button 16 YEARS - Maureen Blackburn 15 YEARS - Julie Morgan 14 YEARS - Carolyn Rice, Randall Willis 13 YEARS - Katherine Johnson, Cynthia Slate 12 YEARS - Christina Fuller 10 YEARS - Gwendolyn Alexandria, Roberta Johnson, Brenda Morgan, Michael Figueroa...

Diabetes and Summer Heat – A Dangerous Combination

Even though the dog days of summer have ended, and we head towards fall, our area continues to see hot temperatures. People with both type 1 (juvenile) and type 2 (adult onset) feel the heat more than people who do not have diabetes. Extreme heat like we are...

Regions Bank and Bost – Partnership for a Brighter Future

Independence. Empowerment. Setting goals for a brighter future. These are three things BOST and Regions Bank’s financial education programs promote. So, it was a seamless fit when the two organizations recently joined forces to deliver financial education workshops to...

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!