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.

July Anniversaries!

20 YEARS - Madelyn Roderick 17 YEARS - Chase Butler, Deborah Teale 16 YEARS - Berta Simmons, Mindy Morgan 15 YEARS - Janet Smith 14 YEARS - Rachel Livingston 13 YEARS - Sherry Morris, Brenda Acord, Lori Sprenger, Lesa Pitts 12 YEARS - Jesus Llamas, Brandi Simpson 11...

Bost’s Property Management Getting it ALL Done!

Bost’s Property Management Department employs 8 full time staff.  They are tasked with maintaining and repairing buildings and vehicles in the Bost community.  With over 20 properties spread throughout Arkansas and 55 vehicles to service, our Property Management...

Meet Dorcas Pitts!

Meet Dorcas Pitts! She has been with Bost for 12 years and states that it is the best waiver provider she has worked for. Dorcas is a very dedicated employee and is always willing to do what is necessary to ensure her consumer is taken care of.  Dorcas says God has...

Modern Medications – Development, Past & Present

Modern medications that exist today are rooted in centuries of humanity and history. The history of medicine shows how societies have changed in their approach to illness and disease from ancient times to the present. Modern medications and medical traditions include...

Meet Sharon Riordan!

Sharon Riordan was hired at the Woodcrest facility in Booneville on June 6th, 2017. Sharon works in a direct support professional position. Sharon has a great rapport with the consumers and her co-workers. She is dependable and has an upbeat attitude. She appears to...

Art Classes at Bost – Spring Recap Thank you, Artist Cathy Mason!

Time flies when you are having fun, and we are having so much fun in the art classes at Bost! There have been so many awesome projects and personal growth happening this session. As this session ends, we want to spotlight and thank Bost’s Residential Artist, Cathy...

Twenty (or so) Questions with Rhonda Jones!

How long have you been with Bost? 23 years How did you first get involved with Bost, and what sparked that interest?  I actually started working for Bost the first time in 1991. I started in the Preschool Program working in a classroom. I am proud to say I was a part...

June Anniversaries!

23 YEARS - Rhonda Jones 22 YEARS - Yadira Martinez 19 YEARS - Angela Fox 18 YEARS - Bridget Blake, Nolvia Llamas, Allen Lowry 17 YEARS - Rebecca Henson, Amanda Marlin 16 YEARS - Stephanie Surls, Kristina Walters, Petra Woodward 14 YEARS - Christina Ponsetto 11 YEARS -...

Don’t Leave Money on the Table!

We’ve got great news…newly eligible employees will soon receive communications from our First National Bank, FNB, representatives via Bost email regarding the options to participate in the Bost Inc. 401k plan!!  Wait…we’ve got more…401k open enrollment will now be...

Spring Storms & How They Affect Your Health – Without You Knowing

Last month we discussed mental health and its effects on our mood, so along those lines let us talk about how the weather affects our health, specifically spring storms. Weather’s impact on your body is varied, in fact there is a whole scientific study devoted to it:...

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!