Category: What a Difference a Day Makes
Bost, Inc.

Bost, Inc.

Fort Smith, Arkansas

Serving a broad spectrum of community members, including people with autism, has helped to improve the quality of life.

In 1959, Dr. Roger Bost, a pediatrician from Fort Smith, had a vision for special children. Working with a group of concerned parents, a school for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities was created. Today, we are a leader in Arkansas for services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, behavioral health needs, and other conditions.

Our deep roots in this community, dating back over 60 years, coupled with our storied tradition of providing the highest-quality services to some of the most vulnerable members of our community, set us apart. Our diversified array of services and support do not just help one target group or category; rather, they provide assistance to many children and adults. We serve a broad spectrum of community members and feel that our reach within the community has helped to improve the quality of life of thousands of people.

The Mission

The Bost mission statement: We are people supporting individuals with disabilities or behavioral health needs to meet their life goals. Bost has several programs consisting of adult day programs, intermediate care facilities, children’s services, behavioral health services, and a new ARTS at Bost program.

What Would You Do with $5,000 and a Day of Service?

Summer is the time to get outside and get our hands dirty and our facilities looking good. The children and adults would love assistance with prepping and planning our raised gardens at the work center, planting flowers at their homes and working on the playground at 74th St. for the kiddos. We would utilize any funds we are awarded for these projects as well as other outdoor items that make being outside safe and fun.