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.

The Nurse’s Note

It’s Lyme Time As the weather gets warmer the bugs come out. And some of them are carrying some nasty diseases. I know after the year that everyone has had, we are looking forward to letting the kids go to summer camp, hitting the lake, and hiking or camping somewhere...

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

Teens and Anger Note: Even though I share information on teens and anger, the information below can be applied to any age. Teenage anger is a thing of legend. The stereotype of the eye-rolling, door-slamming rebellious adolescent is often played for laughs, but...

June Anniversaries!

22 YEARS - Rhonda Jones 21 YEARS - Yadira Martinez 18 YEARS - Angela Fox 17 YEARS - Bridget Blake, Edward Lowry, Nolvia Llamas 16 YEARS - Rebecca Henson, Amanda Marlin 15 YEARS - Robin Reno, Stephanie Surls, Petra Woodward, Kristina Walters 13 YEARS - Christina...

Bost’s Human Resources Department: Working for All Bost Employees!

Insurance benefits you elect could be one of the biggest financial decisions you make in a year and only you know what’s right for you and your family.  Plans, premiums and supplemental options could change as well as your life circumstances and that’s why you need to...

The Nurse’s Note

Spring into Exercise The once in a hundred-year subzero weather we had some weeks ago has quickly given way to bright spring days and hopefully a spring in your step.  With the warmer temperatures and bright sunny days, wiping away the winter cobwebs can be just an...

Money Basics: In Partnership with Regions Bank

Regions Bank has created a seminar series for individuals with disabilities entitled “Money Basics for Life.”  They strive to provide those with disabilities the guidance, tools, and ability to bank independently and on their own terms.  We at Bost are SO pleased to...

Bost CARES for You!

Mental Health Quote:  "It doesn’t get easier. You just get stronger." Orthorexia: Is a Desire for Healthy Eating Making You Afraid to Eat? Healthy eating can lead to significant improvements in health and well-being. However, for some people, the focus on healthy...

May Anniversaries!

17 YEARS - Grace Herman, Sue Hart 16 YEARS - Carol Morgan, Shirley Hatley 14 YEARS - Bobbie Jones 12 YEARS - Darren Tolbert, Terrie Holloway, Kim Perry 11 YEARS - Sherri Regalado, Valorie Davidson 9 YEARS - John Gregory, Jr. 8 YEARS - Leona Boatman, Ruby Crook,...

Bost CARES for You – Special Mental Health Month Edition!

This past year presented so many different challenges and obstacles that tested our strength and resiliency. The global pandemic forced us to cope with situations we never even imagined, and a lot of us struggled with our mental health as a result. The good news is...

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!