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.

What Are Our Needs?

It may be hard to believe, but 2019 marks 60 years that BOST has been an integral part of this amazing community, providing services to those that need the most help. While many things have changed over the last 60 years, what has remained consistent is this...

Blake, Taking Pride in Helping

Blake Bradshaw has proudly served as a member of the Bost Board of Directors for eight years. Blake currently works at the Lowell Waiver office with the help of Supportive Employment staff.  He's worked in the office for fifteen years now and continues to take pride...

Judy Moulton, Long Term Employee

Question:  How long have you been with Bost?  24 1/2 years Question:  How did you first get involved with Bost, and what sparked that interest?  I was driving by the 74th street Bost and it always caught my attention.  I was curious about what the facility was...

Why Kids Lie and What Parents Can Do About It

Sometimes the onset of lying is sudden and intense, reports Matthew Rouse, PhD, a clinical psychologist at the Child Mind Institute. “It’s a new thing where they were pretty truthful most of the time before and then suddenly they’re lying about a lot of stuff,”...

Julie & April, Giving Back to Their Community

Julie Snyder and April Coffman, of Harrison, enjoy giving back to their community by volunteering at The Closet. The Closet, which is a program through the local school district, provides clothing, food, and necessities to the less fortunate in the area. Julie and...

Ashley, Striving for Independence

This is Ashley Williams. Ashley has attended Bost ADC Dardanelle since April of 2011. Ashley is a part of the new Janitorial Team which recently started at the Dardanelle ADC. When she was asked what her favorite thing about Bost is, Ashley said, she loves her new...

Michelle Herron, #iambost since 2002!

I would like to introduce you to Michelle Herron, ADC Instructor/Van Driver Reserve. Michelle started to work for Bost ADC Dardanelle on January 16, 2012. Michelle, as the reserve instructor, fills in wherever is needed and plays an important role in the preparation...

Sean Loftin, Doing Extraordinary Things!

There are numerous examples of people with intellectual disabilities and mental health disorders doing extraordinary things. One such person is Sean Loftin. For many, one year and nine weeks may not seem like an extraordinarily long time but for Sean and his parents...

Bost C.A.R.E.S. for YOU: Suicide Awareness

The first response most of us have to news of a suicide is: Why? While of course each instance of suicide is different, and while the reasons that people choose to take their own life are complex and individual, we should also broaden the question. Why tens of...

Jake, A HUGE Part of the Bost Team!

This is Jacob Buehrer. Jake, which he prefers to be called, started in the Work Development Program in March of 2013. When Jake started at Bost, he was a very shy and quiet young man who barely spoke to anyone. Now he greets everyone and he is very eager to learn and...

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...

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!