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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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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.

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...

ArTs at Bost – Zooming into the Future!

In response to the pandemic, ArTs at Bost got to try something new - Zoom art classes!  For 12 weeks from spring going into summer, ArTs at Bost, held two Zoom classes per week for any and all students who wished to participate.  Each class, taught by our Artist in...

ARE YOU RUNNING OUT OF GAS? HOW TO AVOID BURNING OUT.

by Paul White Have you ever run out of gas on a trip?  Similarly, experiencing burnout in life or at work is painful, as well. The two experiences are quite similar, and the ones you want to avoid. When your car runs out of gas, the event itself isn’t that bad – the...

October Anniversaries!

20 YEARS - Cheryl Knight 19 YEARS - Ann Button 15 YEARS - Maureen Blackburn 14 YEARS - Julie Morgan 13 YEARS - Carolyn Rice, Randall Willis 12 YEARS - Katherine Johnson, Cynthia Slate 11 YEARS - Christina Fuller 10 YEARS - Robert LaPerle 9 YEARS - Gwendolyn...

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,...

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!