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.

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.

May Anniversaries!

17 YEARS - Grace Herman, Sue Hart 16 YEARS - Carol Morgan, Shirley Hatley 14 YEARS - Bobbie Jones 12 YEARS - Darren Tolbert, Terrie Holloway, Kim Perry 11 YEARS - Sherri Regalado, Valorie Davidson 9 YEARS - John Gregory, Jr. 8 YEARS - Leona Boatman, Ruby Crook,...

Bost CARES for You – Special Mental Health Month Edition!

This past year presented so many different challenges and obstacles that tested our strength and resiliency. The global pandemic forced us to cope with situations we never even imagined, and a lot of us struggled with our mental health as a result. The good news is...

Bost Work Development – What We Do!

Bost Work Development Services has faced many challenges since the start of COVID-19. We are very grateful to our community partners who have continued to support our mission here at Bost. We currently complete projects for 11 different companies here locally and in...

The Nurse’s Note

Living with Seasonal Allergies Allergies or allergic rhinitis, flare up when you breathe in allergens like dust, animal dander, or pollen. It is a condition that affects 50 million Americans each year. As spring arrives, we are all eager to open the windows, drive the...

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

The American Counseling Association (ACA) designates April of each year as Counseling Awareness Month (CAM), a time of advocacy for the profession and celebration of counselors’ outstanding efforts in various settings.   Counseling has been important seemingly...

April Anniversaries!

19 YEARS - Talikwa Scott 12 YEARS - Marisa Carey, Laura Lewis, Brian Hamilton, Glinda Polk 11 YEARS - Terri Walker, Mary Curran 10 YEARS - Marcia Walker, Lori Johnson, Keturah Ross 9 YEARS - Patricia Ashmore, Amy Peters 7 YEARS - Barbara Young, Joetta Few 6 YEARS -...

Meet Jannia Green!

Jannia Green has been employed with Bost since March of 2001. Her 20th anniversary is coming up soon! Jannia is a dedicated employee and nurse. She always has the best interest of the consumer at heart. She is willing to fill in when needed and seldom misses work....

The Nurse’s Note

COVID Vaccines 101 All of us here lately have been hearing a lot about COVID vaccines made by one or another pharmaceutical company. We hear words like efficacy, mRNA, 1st & 2nd doses, boosters, Pfizer, Moderna and now, a single dose vaccine by Johnson &...

Meet Sandy Chamberlain!

Sandy Chamberlain has been with Bost for 20 years presently, but a total of 27 years.  Sandy started at Bost in 1993 as an LPN in Children’s Services, during that time she also became Director of Case Management.  Sandy left Bost for about 1 year and came back in 2001...

Bost CARES for You!

 COMPLAINTS AND CONCERNS: Is there a difference?   Many conversations have been centered around the increasing intensity of negative and conflictual discussions in our culture – on television, on radio talk shows, in social media, even in our interactions. There...

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!