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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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.

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...

Employee Survey 2020 – The Results are In!

  To:  All BOST Employees From:  Katie Raines, Executive Director Re:  Summary of 2020 BOST employee survey Date:  January 4, 2021   I would like to thank those of you who took time to complete the BOST employee survey.  Our response rate was much lower than...

Bost CARES for You!

HOW DO WE SUCCESSFULLY ENCOURAGE EACH OTHER DURING DIFFICULT TIMES? How Do You Successfully Encourage Employees During .... https://www.appreciationatwork.com/blog/how-do-you-successfully-encourage-employees-during-difficult-times/ Anxiety. Discouragement. Feeling...

January Anniversaries!

21 YEARS - Willy Garrett 20 YEARS - Gatha Pierini 15 YEARS - Mary Hamilton, Kathy Howarad 13 YEARS - Ann Roam, Melody Ashworth, Firial Williams 12 YEARS - Tera Speaks 10 YEARS - Amy Smith, Paula Bostic 9 YEARS - Michelle Herron, Maria Collier, Kristi Gregory 8 YEARS -...

Meet Robert Thomas!

Before I became the parent of children with disabilities, I trained and worked as a Special Education Teacher and Special Program Administrator.   I was also a state licensed foster home for several years and cared for almost 20 teenagers at various times until I...

Conifers, More Than Just a December Decoration

Ever thought about potential uses for your coniferous holiday decoration besides mulch and fish habitats?  In this month’s article we will talk about the uses for coniferous tress other than holiday decorating and recycling. Don’t get me wrong, absolutely love a fresh...

The Power of Positive Attention

How to use it (instead of negative attention) to change behavior The Power of Positive Attention | Child Mind Institute. https://childmind.org/article/the-power-of-positive-attention/ 11 Habits That Create Positive Relationships | Power of .......

December Anniversaries!

18 YEARS - Rebecca Hansel, Shirley Garrison 16 YEARS - Dyann Hancock 12 YEARS - Roland McDonald, Tina Morgan 11 YEARS - Diane Ragsdale, Gerald Henson, Martha Miller 10 YEARS - Robert Thomas 9 YEARS - Cinthea Deeming, Kylie Shepard 8 YEARS - Beverly White 7 YEARS -...

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!