Steven R. Hinds, Vice President of Philanthropy and Development or 479-725-5314

Gift Will Enhance Learning Opportunities in Ozark Guidance Classrooms

SPRINGDALE, Arkansas (March 15, 2019) – Some students in Ozark Guidance’s Therapeutic Day Treatment program will be able to learn using new enhanced technology, thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Arvest Foundation.

Ozark Guidance Center, Inc. will use the grant money to purchase interactive whiteboards for four classrooms in our day treatment programs across Northwest Arkansas.  Therapeutic Day Treatment is a CARF accredited program designed to help children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral diagnoses develop and maintain positive behaviors needed to achieve academic success.

“This generous gift from the Arvest Foundation will make a significant difference in the classroom experience of children and adolescents served in Therapeutic Day Treatment by Ozark Guidance,” said Dr. Erica Boughfman, vice president of Children’s Services for Ozark Guidance.  “Public schools are able to use this technology in amazing ways, and for our teachers and therapists to have access to these innovative teaching tools, this is like a dream come true. In addition to the assistance in education, this technology is also used for therapeutic intervention. We’re very grateful for the Arvest Foundation’s generous support of Ozark Guidance and the child and adolescent clients we serve.”

“It is an honor to work for a company that gives back to our community in so many ways,” said Chris Thornton, executive vice president and loan manager for Arvest Bank Springdale. “With its headquarters in Springdale, Ozark Guidance has a strong presence throughout Northwest Arkansas and a demonstrated commitment to providing quality behavioral health services. Being able to support their continued work with children and adolescents is a blessing indeed.”

Interactive whiteboards are large interactive displays that take the form of a standard whiteboard. This electronic whiteboard can be a standalone touchscreen computer that’s used independently to perform tasks and operations, or a connectable apparatus used as a touchpad to control computers from a projector.


Ozark Guidance is the local, nonprofit behavioral health care center serving eight counties in northwest and north-central Arkansas with offices in Bentonville, Berryville, Fayetteville, Harrison, Huntsville, Mountain Home, Siloam Springs, and Springdale.  For more information, visit