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.

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...

Building a Well-Rounded Support System

The Bost Positive Behavior Support Program has been in place for nearly two years and has seen considerable growth and positive outcomes in that short time. This program is as individual as the person served is. The Positive Behavior Specialist (PBSS) meets with the...

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...

August Anniversaries!

23 YEARS - Felicia McLeod, Jeanne Hill 22 YEARS - Luann Wise, Sadie Crosby 19 YEARS - Shelia Webster 18 YEARS - Patricia Smith 17 YEARS - Susan Hunt 14 YEARS - Cimeron Mumbower 13 YEARS - Kimberly Tucker 12 YEARS - David Grieve 11 YEARS - Patsy Long, Elisabeth...

Heather Pendleton – Lifelong Caregiver

Heather Pendleton was not planning on being at Bost for long when she began nearly three years ago.  She went to the University of Arkansas and received her degree in Organizational Management, only applying to Bost as something to hold her over until she got a “real”...

Randy Rowton – A New Gentleman in the House!

Born and raised in Arkansas, Randy Rowton came to Bost from his parent’s home in Greenwood in 2021.  He moved into Bost’s Brazil home in Fort Smith and has been a fantastic fit! His favorite thing about living at the Brazil is being able to wash dishes and helping...

The Black Out is Coming!

Have you been experiencing any nightmares lately? Struggling to fall asleep or stay asleep?? Well, I hate to break to you, but you’re not alone. There has been a malfunction with the dream machine! If you want to find out how this malfunction is having crazy effects...

Healthy Eyes

Because our eyes are our major sensory organs, it is important to treat them with continuous care throughout our lives.  Though our eyesight may change and even naturally weaken as we age, there are many actions we can take to maintain eye health and ensure strong...

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...

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!