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For Individuals in Western Arkansas With Developmental & Related Disabilities

Bost Notifies Individuals of Possible Data Security Incident

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.

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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.

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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.

Meet Employee of the Year Cordellia Strickland!

Cordellia Strickland was nominated for Employee of the Year by her supervisor, Melody Ashworth.  Cordellia’s attributes like “heart of gold” and kind, thoughtful, and considerate of others come across in her daily interactions with the people she serves and her...

Notes from the Nurse!

Let’s Talk Turkey…… and Pumpkins – Their History and The Health Benefits of Both November is here and for most of us we instantly think of the traditional Thanksgiving holiday, falling leaves and food, such as turkey and pumpkin pie. These two have been linked for...

Meet Employee of the Year Tammy Predmore!

Tammy Predmore was nominated for Employee of the Year by her supervisor, James Maginot.   Tammy’s drive pushes her to work tirelessly to make sure than things get done right and to be better each time.  The example Tammy sets for her team is second to none,...

Meet Employee of the Year Shawn Lowery!

Shawn was nominated for Employee of the Year by his supervisor, Reba Denton.  Shawn is described as dependable, knowledgeable, organized, and a wonderful team player.  Shawn will work with anyone in Bost to see that the best outcomes for consumers and Bost are met. ...

Bost CARES for You!

Teenagers and Reopening Tips for Helping Kids Stay Safe During a Confusing Time By Rae Jacobson Child Mind Institute. https://childmind.org/article/teenagers-and-reopening It’s a trying time to be the parent of a teenager. After months of being cooped up at home away...

Meet Employee of the Year Megan Coffman!

Megan Coffman was nominated for Employee of the Year by Rhonda Jones, Director of Adult Development Services. Megan began working at the Adult Development Program in Dardanelle as a Service Coordinator in August 2013, after completing an internship and her degree. ...

November Anniversaries!

26 YEARS - Danny Harper 19 YEARS - Katherine Kastendick 16 YEARS - Detra Pearcy, Patricia Stafford 14 YEARS - Suzanne Remy 12 YEARS - Trisha Mars 11 YEARS - Lisa Charlton 10 YEARS - Toni Gregory, Christina Neblick 9 YEARS - Sidney Weaver, Samarah Clayton 7 YEARS -...

Robert Mack, Dedicated to our Children!

Robert Mack has worked as an occupational therapist in the Children's Services department for over 20 years. Robert has a heart for Bost, and the children served that is one of a kind. Robert goes above and beyond for the children he serves, and he is always giving...

Notes from The Nurse

What is flu? Should I get a vaccine? Understanding the facts about flu-Not Well Bostians, we are heading into that time of the year when the mornings are crisp, a little frost on the ground and the return of our old friend known by all as flu. In this article we will...

Julianna Gallagher, Smiling through it all!

Julianna Gallagher has worked as a CDA in the Children's Services for Bost, Inc since December 2019. Julianna does an exceptional job and the children in her classroom are reaping the benefits of her hard work. Julianna is always smiling, she will walk by you and say...

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!