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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“From a tiny acorn grows a mighty oak.”

Dr. Roger Bost, Founder

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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.

Positive Behavior Support Services Makes Positive Changes in Location and Lives!

Our Positive Behavior Support Services made some big changes! As the program has grown, more space was needed to hold group sessions for the individuals served by Bost and our community. Melissa Putman, Positive Behavior Support Specialist, repurposed a room in the...

What’s Happening with ArTs at Bost?

ArTs at Bost has received a grant from the First United Methodist Foundation! The grant will allow us to offer adaptive tools to the ArTs program participants. All forms of art offer educational opportunities for students and access to adaptive tools to overcome...

The Nurse’s Note – American Diabetes Month

Each year the American Diabetes Association (ADA) reviews and publishes updates on the latest research evidence on the diagnosis and management of diabetes. As with all things in life, how diabetes is treated changes with new research discoveries and new diabetic...

November Anniversaries!

28 YEARS - Danny Harper 18 YEARS - Detra Pearcy, Patricia Stafford 16 YEARS - Suzanne Remy 13 YEARS - Lisa Charlton 12 YEARS - Toni Gregory, Christina Neblick 11 YEARS - Sidney Weaver 9 YEARS - Francis Stout, Rose Gatling, Silascia Huff 8 YEARS - Christina Pitts,...

ArTs at Bost!

ABOUT BOST We are a community-based, not-for-profit agency providing services for individuals in Western Arkansas who have mental & developmental disabilities & related conditions. Offer free, high-quality classes to increase the overall health and wellness of...

Fun at the Arkansas/Oklahoma State Fair!

The residents of Bost’s ICF homes attended the Arkansas/Oklahoma State Fair on Wednesday, October 28th, 2022. They have always enjoyed going to the fair but have been unable to attend for the past 3 years, mainly due to COVID. They all seemed to have a great time and...

The Nurse’s Note – The Benefits of Physical Therapy

As the weather cools, it is tempting to be less physically active. October is National Physical Therapy Month, and it is the perfect time to focus on healthy self-care — physical therapy is not just provided by a physical therapist, we can do things at home to receive...

Introducing The Bost Morning News

  Bost Morning News was the vision of Cindy Hardgrave, Dardanelle Adult Development Site Manager. Her granddaughter came home from school excited about seeing her friends on their school news and she realized the individuals served in her program might really...

Art on the Border 2022 – A Partnership that Works!

After a two-year absence due to the Covid-19 virus, Art on the Border returned with their annual art show and sale that was held July 22nd and 23rd, 2022 at the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education’s Research Institute Health and Wellness Building.  ArTs at Bost and...

October Anniversaries!

21 YEARS - Ann Button 17 YEARS - Maureen Blackburn 16 YEARS - Julie Morgan 15 YEARS - Randall Willis 14 YEARS - Katherine Johnson 11 YEARS - Roberta Johnson, Brenda Morgan, Michael Figueroa 10 YEARS - Dana Morris, Daniel Lowery 9 YEARS - Haley Henson, John Johnson 8...

Do you have questions about Estate Planning?

How do I leave an inheritance for my child without disqualifying them from government benefits? Who will take care of my child when I no longer can due to my death, disability, or old age? The Special Needs Estate Planning Taskforce’s presentation will address these...

Do you have questions about Estate Planning?

How do I leave my child an inheritance without disqualifying them from government benefits? Who will take care of my child when I no longer can due to my death, disability, or old age? These two important concerns will be addressed in a presentation by The Special...

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!