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.

Spring Storms & How They Affect Your Health – Without You Knowing

Last month we discussed mental health and its effects on our mood, so along those lines let us talk about how the weather affects our health, specifically spring storms. Weather’s impact on your body is varied, in fact there is a whole scientific study devoted to it:...

Pandemic Healing through the Arts with CORE Dance Group

On Tuesday, April 5th, Bost consumers and staff and Arkansas College of Health Education faculty and students came together for a community planetary dance event put on by CORE Dance Group. CORE Dance Group out of Atlanta, Georgia, is a contemporary dance organization...

Twenty (or so) Questions with Carol Morgan!

How long have you been with Bost? 17 years How did you first get involved with Bost, and what sparked that interest? a friend worked here. What does your job entail? Taking care of a individual who has disabilities. What has surprised you most about working with Bost?...

“May” I Enroll Now?

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...

May Anniversaries!

17 YEARS - Carol Morgan, Shirley Hatley 15 YEARS - Bobbie Jones 13 YEARS - Darren Tolbert, Terrie Holloway, Kim Perry 12 YEARS - Sherri Regalado, Valorie Davidson 10 YEARS - John Ben Gregory 9 YEARS - Leona Boatman, Ruby Crook, Brittany Scott 8 YEARS - Shirley...

Bost Work Development – Land of Opportunity

Tinplate Sales of New Jersey contacted Work Development Manager Reba Denton with an employment opportunity for those served in our Work Development Program.  Tin roof circles are shipped to Bost in large barrels that must be dumped and repackaged in boxes of fifty...

April Hunt – Going Above and Beyond!

April Hunt has been employed with Bost for 13 years.  She began in the Waiver Services program, but the schedule clashed with school, so she applied to work weekends at the Woodcrest Facility in the ICF/IID program.  She remembers her first day working at Woodcrest...

Bost, Inc. Joins the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education for a Facilitating Pandemic Healing through the Arts Event!

All Bost consumers, staff, family members, and supporters are invited to the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education Courtyard for a Facilitating Pandemic Healing through the Arts Event on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Located at 7000 Chad Colley Blvd....

April Anniversaries!

20 YEARS - Talikwa Scott 13 YEARS - Brian Hamilton, Glinda Polk 12 YEARS - Terri Walker 10 YEARS - Patrica Ashmore, Amy Peters 8 YEARS - Barbara Young, Joetta Few 7 YEARS - Stephanie Lewis, Courtney Atchley, Sabrina Bollinger 6 YEARS - Larry Bearden, Susan Nwigwe,...

Meet Melinda Hagy!

Melinda Hagy has been with Bost for 15 years.  When asked about her work here, she said, "I do what I do because as a CDA it is heartwarming to see our children learn and grow. Also, to see our parents’ reactions as to how far their child have come. I do have to say...

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!