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For Individuals in Western Arkansas With Developmental & Related Disabilities

Bost Notifies Individuals of Possible Data Security Incident

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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The Bost community is made up of men, women, parents, children, workers & staff, all with a common mission: To empower.

FEELING OVERWHELMED? STRESSED? EMOTIONALLY WORN DOWN? HERE’S WHY (AND SOME TACTICS TO HELP)

Published by Paul White Are you feeling overwhelmed? You are “tired of this.” You don’t know how to make decisions because you don’t know what information to believe? Are you sick of all the “newness” in your life, and the constant adjustments you have to make as a...

August Anniversaries!

21 YEARS - Felicia McLeod, Jeanne Hill 20 YEARS - Luann Wise, Sadie Crosby 17 YEARS - Sheila Webster 16 YEARS - Kenneth McDaniel, Patricia Smith 15 YEARS - Susan Hunt 12 YEARS - Cimeron Mumbower 11 YEARS - Kimberly Tucker 10 YEARS - David Grieve, Andrea...

The Nurse’s Note – Summer Fun, Summer Sun

Growing up in western Arkansas forced me to adapt to the sweltering summer heat and constant sweat found in this beautiful part of our state. I spent summers hauling hay, working my grandparents’ massive multi-acre garden, all hot work and of course, having a little...

Bost Clinical Services!

Bost Clinical Services Department consists of 3 Intermediate Care Facilities that serve as homes for 35 consumers. The individuals are assisted and taught different skills based on their individual needs. This all takes place in a homelike setting. They all attend a...

Meet Mary Ann!

Mary Ann came to us through her family and was previously living at home. She has been at the Willow Creek ICF facility for approximately 10 years. One reason Mary Ann wanted to move into the Willow Creek facility was because she wanted to learn new/more life skills....

Meet Barbara Torrey!

Barbara Torrey, Program Service Instructor, has been working at the Willow Creek ICF facility for approximately 2 years. This is somewhat misleading since her total time working for Bost is closer to 14 years. Barbara is planning on retiring within the next couple of...

What Is Borderline Personality Disorder?

And why it's now being diagnosed and treated in teenagers Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a diagnosis that has historically been difficult to understand, and even more difficult to treat successfully. The symptoms associated with it are a painful mix of...

July Anniversaries!

22 YEARS - Rhonda Bruso 18 YEARS - Madelyn Roderick 15 YEARS - Chase Butler, Deborah Teale 14 YEARS - Derek Naegle, Berta Simmons, Mindy Morgan 13 YEARS - Janet Smith 12 YEARS - Rachel Livingston 11 YEARS - Sherry Morris, Brenda Acord, Lori Sprenger, Lesa Pitts 10...

Property Management Projects

The Property Management department has been busy the past few months completing projects at various facilities. Some of the highlights include a remodel at Fort Smith Group Home, replacing the ramp at Witcherville Children’s Facility, 7th Street parking remodel and...

Meet Rhonda Bruso, Long Time Bost Employee!

Question:  How long have you been with Bost? I have been with Bost for 27 years. Question:  How did you first get involved with Bost, and what sparked that interest? I became involved with Bost when my sister became a consumer. It was hard to find staff for her, so I...

Bost Notifies Individuals of Possible Data Security Incident

  FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS –June30, 2020 – Bost, Inc. has become aware of a potential data security incident that one of our software vendors, Interactive Financial Solutions, Inc., d/b/a Solana (“Solana”), may have resulted in the unauthorized access to personal...

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!