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.

Bost C.A.R.E.S. for You!

The Difference Between Expectation and Hope   “People who suffer a lot, often times do so, because they are cognitively wrong about what they think they have a right to expect.” Abraham H. Maslow.   Are you someone who expects certain things from your...

20 (or so) Questions with Rhonda Bruso!

How long have you been with Bost? 29 years How did you first get involved with Bost, and what sparked that interest? Rhonda’s sister, Donna Jean Green, has been served by Bost for 30 years.  There was a need for her to have a care giver in the evenings and weekends...

Meet Lora Wigley!

Lora Wigley is a Program Service Instructor at the Woodcrest ICF facility in Booneville. She has been employed with Bost since July 11th, 2011. Lora previously worked for Bost at the Woodcrest facility from August 2002 to June 2008. She has a total of 16 years of...

The Nurse’s Note

Summer Travel, COVID Style   For some of us yearning to travel, the question is not whether to book a vacation but what to expect when we do. Enthusiasm for travel is at its highest point in a year, with 87% of American travelers expected to take a trip this...

Meet Donnie & Lucas!

Lucas Williams has lived at the Brazil Home for about 10 years.  When he says, “All these guys are really nice,” Lucas is talking about his Bost family - the other residents and staff at the all-men Intermediate Care Facility.  Lucas speaks with a sweet Southern drawl...

Meet Peggy Hill!

Peggy Hill has been with Bost for 5 years.  Her supervisor, James Maginot, has the following to say about her.  “I have hired hundreds of people in my career, and without a doubt, Peggy has been my best hire. Her passion, acumen, and drive for success are...

Bost CARES for You!

WHAT DO ‘MENTAL HEALTH’ PROBLEMS ACTUALLY LOOK LIKE? Frequent headlines in the news report "the level of mental health" among Americans is declining or "mental health issues are a primary concern" as a long-term consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. But what do mental...

July Anniversaries!

29 YEARS - Rhonda Bruso 19 YEARS - Madelyn Roderick 16 YEARS - Chase Butler, Deborah Teale 15 YEARS - Berta Simmons, Mindy Morgan 14 YEARS - Janet Smith 13 YEARS - Rachel Livingston 12 YEARS - Sherry Morris, Brenda Acord, Lori Sprenger, Lesa Pitts 11 YEARS - Jesus...

Meet Stephanie Surls!

Throughout her 15 years at Bost, Stephanie has served in various roles.  She began her career as an RHA, then served as a waiver coordinator.  She eventually transitioned over to a Staff Development Specialist where she provided training in all departments, with a...

Meet Julie Snyder-Crow!

Julie Snyder-Crow has been with Bost for 5 years. She wrote a little something to commemorate that and we will have it in 2 parts. Part 1: "I’m an avid reader and life-longer learner and writer. Lately, I spend a lot of time developing and maintaining our mini-farm...

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!