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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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.

December Anniversaries!

19 YEARS - Rebecca Hansel, Shirley Garrison 17 YEARS - Dyann Hancock 13 YEARS - Roland McDonald, Tina Morgan 12 YEARS - Diane Ragsdale, Gerald Henson 11 YEARS - Robert Thomas 10 YEARS - Cynthia Deeming, Kylie Shepard 9 YEARS - Beverly White 8 YEARS - Bertha Baker,...

Meet Samarah Clayton!

Samarah Clayton has been with Bost for 10 years. What would you like for other employees at BOST to know about Sam Clayton?  I love helping people with their questions and concerns and welcome the challenge of learning new things. Why did you first apply at BOST?  I...

20 Questions (or so) with Danny Harper!

How long have you been with Bost? 27yrs not including the time in waiver. How did you first get involved with Bost, and what sparked that interest? I applied in waiver in 1990 when Reva Leflure and Randy Sanders started the waiver program. I worked for them for a...

The Nurse’s Note – Nutrition and Your Heart

Ever heard the adage that an apple a day keeps the doctor away? Well, science is discovering what we have been told for decades: eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables may be the best preventative medicine of all. In fact, the American Heart Association says, “a...

The Holidays are Coming to the Bostaurant!

Thanksgiving is a very special time at Bost, especially at the Marilyn Foster Complex!  It is an annual tradition for the Bostaurant to host a big family-style meal, and this year is no different.   Marcia Walker has overseen the Bostaurant for 10 years. From...

Meet Donald Fiser, Experienced Educator, New to Bost!

Donald Fiser came to Bost with 25 years of experience in education with public schools in teaching and coaching at Lavaca, Cedarville, and then Darby.  He then retired and worked as an inspector on a pipeline for several years, but that position came to an end. ...

Meet Suzanne Remy!

Suzanne has been a part of Bost the past 15 years. While working with Bost, Suzanne attended college and has received 2 degrees. Suzanne is a RN, and an occupational therapist. Suzanne is a very caring and hard-working person. Suzanne's dedication and focus has been...

Meet Sidney Weaver!

Sidney Weaver has been an employee of Bost for 10 years.  If you have ever met Sidney, then you know that her positive attitude always shines through. One out of many qualities Sidney has is her patience and her kindness towards others. Sidney goes above and beyond...

November Anniversaries!

27 YEARS - Danny Harper 20 YEARS - Kathy Kastendick 17 YEARS - Detra Pearcy, Patrica Stafford 15 YEARS - Suzanne Remy 12 YEARS - Lisa Charlton 11 YEARS - Toni Gregory, Christina Neblick 10 YEARS - Sidney Weaver, Samarah Clayton 8 YEARS - Francis Stout, Rose Gatling,...

Josh Stewart – He’s Got Your Back!

Josh Stewart has been an integral part of the Bost team in our Booneville Waiver office for around 6 years.  He was referred to Bost through a friend for a part time, weekend position.  Though Josh was the first in his family to graduate from high school, and at the...

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!