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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“From a tiny acorn grows a mighty oak.”

Dr. Roger Bost, Founder

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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.

Bost, Inc. Employment Options

Part of the mission of Bost, Inc. is to support people with disabilities and behavioral health needs to meet their life goals.  For many, this means gainful, consistent employment.  To meet this need, Bost, Inc. began a Janitorial Training Program in 2017 and, my,...

Bost CARES for You!

10 New Year's Resolutions for Better Mental Health This is the time of year many people resolve to take better care of themselves. Join a gym, eat healthier, cut down on alcohol – you know the drill. But improving physical health isn’t the only resolution to...

The Udouj Family

The Udouj family moved from Florida to Arkansas in 2007. As Gary began his new position in the Fort Smith School District, Tina continued to work remotely for the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission. Their eldest son, Isaac, is a senior at the...

Meet Reba Denton Work Development Manager!

Question:  How long have you been with Bost? 20+ years Question:  How did you first get involved with Bost, and what sparked that interest? An Ex-employee talked to me about coming to work in what was Fort Smith Skills, as substitute instructor. While working here...

Rebecca Hansel, Lifelong Heart of Compassion

Rebecca Hansel began at Bost in 2002 through a temporary service, working weekends with a young lady in a wheelchair.  She would come in Saturday morning and leave Monday morning.  A friend of hers, who worked with the same young lady, let her know of the job and...

Julie and April, Always Giving Back

Featured here is Julie Snyder and April Coffman. This is their third year to volunteer at Operation Christmas Child in Harrison. Operation Christmas Child is a program that provides shoe boxes filled with toys, hygiene items, and school supplies while spreading the...

Bethany, Employee on the Rise!

Back in November 2018, TJ Maxx in Russellville reached out to Arkansas Rehabilitation Services looking for an employee. Bethany was referred to TJ Maxx for an interview, where she successfully obtained a temporary position for the holidays working in the fitting...

KJ & Patti, Giving Back in Harrison

This is KJ Garvin and Bost DSP Patti Hughes.  They volunteer at the local soup kitchen in Harrison. KJ is an also active consumer in the community and enjoys helping with anything his church hosts, such as a recent Kid’s Camp. He loved working with the children...

What Are Our Needs?

It may be hard to believe, but 2019 marks 60 years that BOST has been an integral part of this amazing community, providing services to those that need the most help. While many things have changed over the last 60 years, what has remained consistent is this...

Blake, Taking Pride in Helping

Blake Bradshaw has proudly served as a member of the Bost Board of Directors for eight years. Blake currently works at the Lowell Waiver office with the help of Supportive Employment staff.  He's worked in the office for fifteen years now and continues to take pride...

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...

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!