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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Child Consumers

Adult Consumers

“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.

Ashley Myers, DSP helping to learn talents and abilities

Why do you do what you do?  Started in this field because I am majoring in Psychology. I feel like people don’t give enough credit to people with disabilities. I know while at Bost I would have the opportunity to spend time with such people getting to learn their...

Tina Morgan, DSP and Leader

Tina has been a part of Bost for 11 years on December 17th.  Tina started in this field when she was 17 years old. She said she had a desire to help people especially individuals with disabilities. She said, "It came natural".  " I love working with them and seeing...

Katrina Fiveash, Why She is a DSP – In her own words

Why do you do what you do? Because I love working with people, and to bring happiness to their lives. I choose to do what I do because I love the challenge. How long have you worked in this field? 6 months How did you get started?  I got started because I have...

Ricki Distin, DSP Doing All She Can!

Many times, while talking with Mrs. Ricki she has stated she does what she does because she loves Danny and wants him to have the Best Life he can. She says that they have been given a Second chance and she is going to do all she can to make sure he lives his life to...

Amy Smith, An Asset to her Supervisor

Amy's supervisor said of her, "Amy has been an asset to not only me, but Bost/Lifebridge, since I "inherited" Lifebridge.  I could not have accomplished what we have out there, without her input and knowledge of each consumer, medications etc.   She has a lot to...

Cheyenne Cole, DSP who LOVES to help out

Why do you do what you do?  Because I love working with people, love to help out. I love my job. How long have you worked in this field? 2 years How did you get started? A cousin told her about the job A word from Cheyenne's supervisor on why she is being featured:...

Precious Hall, DSP Going Above and Beyond

Why do you do what you do? I love what I do because it’s very rewarding and I love to help people that need a little extra help in their lives. How long have you worked in this field?  I have worked at BOST approximately 1 year How did you get started?   I know...

Liz Price, DSP with a HUGE Heart

Liz does this work because she loves people and has a passion for getting the opportunity to help anywhere she can. She feels like our consumers are some of the best people that she could send her time with. Liz has a background in the military. Her training with the...

Melinda Hagy, DSP Going the Extra Mile

Melinda's supervisor said, "I am featuring Melinda Hagy because she is an asset to our program. Melinda goes the extra mile in whatever she does. If she sees something that needs to be done, she does it without being asked to."   In Melinda's own words, "I have...

Beth Hearron, DSP with an Open, Caring Heart

Beth Hearron is the ADC/Work Development Program DSP nominee. Beth started on July 23, 2012 as ADC/Work Development Instructor/Van driver. She was instructor for 10 consumers on the work floor and drove them home. She now works as ADC/Work Development Reserve...

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...

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!