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.

Michelle Herron, #iambost since 2002!

I would like to introduce you to Michelle Herron, ADC Instructor/Van Driver Reserve. Michelle started to work for Bost ADC Dardanelle on January 16, 2012. Michelle, as the reserve instructor, fills in wherever is needed and plays an important role in the preparation...

Sean Loftin, Doing Extraordinary Things!

There are numerous examples of people with intellectual disabilities and mental health disorders doing extraordinary things. One such person is Sean Loftin. For many, one year and nine weeks may not seem like an extraordinarily long time but for Sean and his parents...

Bost C.A.R.E.S. for YOU: Suicide Awareness

The first response most of us have to news of a suicide is: Why? While of course each instance of suicide is different, and while the reasons that people choose to take their own life are complex and individual, we should also broaden the question. Why tens of...

Jake, A HUGE Part of the Bost Team!

This is Jacob Buehrer. Jake, which he prefers to be called, started in the Work Development Program in March of 2013. When Jake started at Bost, he was a very shy and quiet young man who barely spoke to anyone. Now he greets everyone and he is very eager to learn and...

Picking Up Cues That Your Colleagues Need Some Encouragement

You may be surrounded by co-workers that need to be encouraged and feel appreciated, and you may not know it. Not everyone wears a sign that says, “I need to feel valued” or “Approaching burnout: encouragement needed,” (although some of us do wear ‘signs’ on our...

Amanda Keck, Bost to a “Tea!”

This is Amanda Keck a long term Bost Work Development employee. Amanda has been employed at Bost since September 9, 2003. She just recently celebrated 16 years of service. Amanda currently works as a Work Development Supervisor. She oversees the Shipping and...

Bost C.A.R.E.S. for YOU!

Major Depressive Disorder with a Seasonal Pattern (formerly known as seasonal affective disorder, or SAD) is characterized by recurrent episodes of depression in late fall and winter, alternating with periods of normal mood the rest of the year. Scientists have...

Spunky Sonya

Sonya Allured has been part of the Bost family for more than seven years. She always has a smile on her face. She has brought so much light and laughter to Bost through the years and is always a willing participant to better herself and others. One word to describe...

Melissa Putman, Rolling with the Changes

Melissa Putman has been part of the Bost family in multiple capacities for a number of years. When she first applied at Bost, she told us that she wanted to be a part of the successes of other families. And she has done just that! Melissa is goal oriented, driven,...

Ashley Myers, DSP helping to learn talents and abilities

Why do you do what you do?  Started in this field because I am majoring in Psychology. I feel like people don’t give enough credit to people with disabilities. I know while at Bost I would have the opportunity to spend time with such people getting to learn their...

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!