People Empowering People

For Individuals in Western Arkansas With Developmental & Related Disabilities

Join Us for Grape Escapes on March 5th!

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.

March Anniversaries!

22 YEARS - Reba Denton 20 YEARS - Sandra Chamberlain, Jannia Green 19 YEARS - Angela Jackson 14 YEARS - Melinda Hagy 13 YEARS - Alberto Martinez-Rivera, Angela Chaffin 12 YEARS - Pamela Hines, April Hunt 11 YEARS - Tracy Stafford, Leslye Burke, Jill Rhoades, Beckie...

The Nurse’s Note

Anxiety and the Pandemic To say the least, we’re living in stressful times.  During these times we must manage two things simultaneously; protect ourselves from Coronavirus and from anxiety. Stress can lead to anxiety which can then lead to health concerns.  Symptoms...

THE TOP TEN THINGS YOU MAY (OR MAY NOT) KNOW ABOUT BOST C.A.R.E.S.

Depending on your age, you may or may not remember the late show host, David Letterman. The Top Ten List was a regular segment of Late Night's television programs with David Letterman and the Late Show with David Letterman. Each night, host David Letterman would...

Hello from Bost CARES

Hello from all of us at Bost C.A.R.E.S. (Counseling and Relationship Enrichment Services). We're not going to sugarcoat it: 2020 was a challenging year for mental and emotional well-being. As the pandemic persists, we see the highest anxiety and depression levels...

Bost CARES for You Through a Pandemic

Individuals who do well in life commonly utilize four essential skills to help their lives move forward in a healthy direction. People who achieve healthy personal goals tend to incorporate the same tools to help them move toward their aspirations. Unfortunately, some...

Grape Escapes 2021 – A VIRTUAL Vine Affair

For nearly 20 years, Grape Escapes has been Bost’s signature fundraising event.  We look forward to, and plan for, this party with a mission all year long!  Though months away from Grape Escapes in March 2021, we had a decision to make in light of the current health...

February Anniversaries!

24 YEARS - Susan Weaver 20 YEARS - Mark Hise 17 YEARS - Larry Hammond 14 YEARS - Jeremy Henson, Michael McLeod, Mary Real, Joe Butler 12 YEARS - Loretta Morlen 11 YEARS - Erica LaTour, Tracy Stafford 10 YEARS - Randy Hayden 9 YEARS - Anthony Harris, Donald Real,...

Loveable Donnie Smith!

Nursing is lucky in that we get to meet so many wonderful people performing our daily work.  A loveable character that we have had the pleasure of working with is Donnie Smith. Donnie has been part of the Bost family for seven years. He is always ready for a good...

A Year of Great Teamwork!

Over the past year, the nursing department has had to adapt in order to meet the medical challenges presented, with COVID-19 being one of the biggest.  It hasn’t been a path traveled alone, but a year of dedicated teamwork, collaboration and cooperation between...

Laughing Chris Light!

There are just some people who, without trying, can just brighten your day.  Chris Light is one of those people!  Chris has been a part of the Bost family for 18 years.  He lives in Russellville in his own apartment surrounded by the things he loves most: model cars...

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!