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.

Pets and Mental Health

The bonds between humans and animals are powerful. And the positive correlation between pets and mental health is undeniable. According to a 2015 Harris poll, 95 percent of pet owners think of their animal as a member of the family. And that’s true no matter how old...

Susan Weaver – Long Term Employee!

Question:  How long have you been with Bost? 22 years Question:  How did you first get involved with Bost, and what sparked that interest? I was first hired as a secretary for the Waiver Services department.  Office Administration was the field of study I was doing at...

Thank you to our Grape Escapes Sponsors!

We would like to thank the following for their partnerships, participation, and support. We could not put on Grape Escapes without them! Balthazar Partner - BKD Salmanazar Partners - BHC Insurance, Little Shaneyfelt Marshall & Co, First National Bank of Fort...

Investing

Saving money and investing are closely related. You can start saving money to have something for investment. You need to develop good habits by putting away your money every payday.  There are small steps you can take to start saving. Review your expenses and...

VALENTINE’S DAY & MENTAL HEALTH

Chocolate hearts and drug stores decked out in pink and red can only mean that Valentine’s Day is around the corner. While there is no shortage of romance, the holiday can produce more anxiety than bliss for some. There is constant pressure from the media to prove...

Rhonda Jones, Long-term Employee, Long-term Relationships

Rhonda Jones, ADC & Work Development Question:  How long have you been with Bost? I have worked for Bost this time a little over 20 years. Question:  How did you first get involved with Bost, and what sparked that interest? My involvement with Bost started when I...

Meet the New Billing Team

Miranda Gatewood - I'm married and have 2 kids.  I bill to the Summit PASSE, and I've worked at Bost since July 2019.   Francis Stout - I have been a part of Bost's Billing Team since November 2013, and became the billing supervisor in April 2017. I recently...

Jolene LeRoy Independence Scholarship Winners!

The Jolene LeRoy Independence Scholarship was established in memory of Jolene LeRoy who served as Bost’s Director of Residential Services from 1989-1995. The scholarship is a lasting memorial to Jolene’s vision that individuals who are capable should have the...

Bost Counseling and Relationship Enrichment Services

Bost C.A.R.E.S. (Counseling and Relationship Enrichment Services) was started in 2008 to meet the mental health needs of Bost consumers in a timely and consistent manner. Since 2008 C.A.R.E.S. while furnishing quality mental health services to Bost consumers,...

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, how...

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!