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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.

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.

The Health Benefits of Having a Pet

Have you ever thought about what the health benefits are of having a pet?  In this article we will explore the real benefits of having a pet and along the way, pick up some historical trivia about the relationship between humans and pets.  If I get off into the weeds...

Bost Financial Services has Something for YOU!

This COVID-19 pandemic has had a disruptive impact in human mobility. It affects the way we live and move around, go to stores, restaurants, banks and any other places. People do not want to catch COVID-19 in places they used to go. Stores and restaurants evolved with...

Preparing for Back-to-School Success

How to set kids up to thrive, despite the uncertainties There’s still a great deal of uncertainty surrounding school openings this fall. Remote learning, in-person classes, some of both? But even if you don’t know quite what school will look like this year, there are...

September Anniversaries!

17 YEARS - Amanda Keck 16 YEARS - Nancy LeBrun 14 YEARS - Loretta Carter 13 YEARS - Nicole Holguin, Mary Hartwick 12 YEARS - Sheila Sutton, Theresa Lovelace, Rena Drummond, Lesa Fuller 10 YEARS - Leslie Adams 9 YEARS - Cindy Hardgrave, Cheryl Guillory, Tracy Carter,...

Meet Andrea Taylor Marshall!

How long have you been with Bost? 10 years  How did you first get involved with Bost, and what sparked that interest?  In 2004, I received my first job in Waiver working at another company. It sparked my interest in working with people with disabilities. I continued...

Notes from the Nurse!

Hello fellow Bostians!  Here we are in the middle of the dog days of summer.  Sun, fun, heat and then more heat.  Ever been curious as to where the phrase “dog days of summer” came from? The “dog days of summer” traditionally refers to a period of particularly hot and...

Thank You to Our Wonderful Donors – The Tu Family!

Cecilia and Yien Tu have been loving supporters of Bost, Inc. for many years.  Their son Andy receives services from Bost’s Lowell office.  We reached out to them to talk about why they support Bost financially, and equally as important, as ambassadors.   “Thank...

Meet Cheyenne Cole!

Cheyenne Cole will be leaving Bost and joying the ARMY at the end of the month. Cheyenne is a dedicated employee that works a lot of hours, she is willing to fill in wherever is needed no challenge to great or small   I can attest to her strong work ethic and...

FEELING OVERWHELMED? STRESSED? EMOTIONALLY WORN DOWN? HERE’S WHY (AND SOME TACTICS TO HELP)

Published by Paul White Are you feeling overwhelmed? You are “tired of this.” You don’t know how to make decisions because you don’t know what information to believe? Are you sick of all the “newness” in your life, and the constant adjustments you have to make as a...

August Anniversaries!

21 YEARS - Felicia McLeod, Jeanne Hill 20 YEARS - Luann Wise, Sadie Crosby 17 YEARS - Sheila Webster 16 YEARS - Kenneth McDaniel, Patricia Smith 15 YEARS - Susan Hunt 12 YEARS - Cimeron Mumbower 11 YEARS - Kimberly Tucker 10 YEARS - David Grieve, Andrea...

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!