Boysville Children’s Home and Shelter, the Home with a Heart, was founded in 1943 as a result of Rev. Don Holiman’s observation of orphaned, homeless and abandoned boys sleeping in San Antonio’s Travis Park. Today, we provide a continuum of trauma-informed services and care for children and caregivers affected by abuse, neglect, and family crisis. Through holistic wrap-around services, we provide each child the opportunity to heal from past trauma while focusing on their future.

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Job Fair

Are you looking for a career that gives back to the community? Here is your chance to do good, get paid and go home each day knowing you made a difference in the life of a child. Boysville, Inc. is looking for qualified personnel to join our team.

“Boysville gave me a family.  The orphan is now a son.”

Senior Chief Petty Officer, John Daniel Gee
“I lived at Ridgeway with the blessing of Frank & Rosa Buggs has houseparents. I can say Boysville changed my life. I’m now a college graduate, a father, and a small business owner. Wouldn’t change it for anything.”
Jeremy R. McClintock

“Well I lived there all through my elementary school years in the 80’s it was amazing place was surely glad I was able have safe place and people to care about me Kris and Karla was one best house parents that i had pleasure of knowing. I lived there when first time girls started to live they had the one big house.”

Joshua Cherry

“Growing up and being taken from my family was the hardest thing for me. But when i went to Boysville it changed my life forever along with my brother and sister they thought me so much kept me busy and having the houseparents there when you didn’t have your own parents. If it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t be the person that i am today and i thank them for everything they have done for me.”

April Solano Ruelas


Boysville 2021 Annual Report

At 22, Kiara is counting her blessings one by one. She is as senior at Texas A&M Corpus Christi majoring in Media Production with a minor in Communications. She competes on the university track team as a long jumper and just added the triple jump to her lineup. She is also a budding musician and very popular influencer on Instagram and Tik Tok with over 300,000 combined followers.

Boysville Fall 2021 Newsletter

Dustin and Elyce Brown began their Boysville journey as house parents in our Residential Care Program. The Browns arrived a family of four and left as a family of seven after adopting Julian, Vincent and Rebecca through our Foster-to-Adopt program.

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

Since she was ten years old, Jaime has loved the idea of foster and adopting a child. After the birth of their two boys, Jamie and Thomas, knew they still had room to grow. Jamie wanted to provide a home but both she and Thomas, were apprehensive that they could be the support system for a child in need. “I always thought you had to be a saint to be a foster parent,” said Jaime.

Better Together

“Originally, we were separated,” said Julian. When older sister, Liz came to Boysville, the group’s case worker along with their CASA worker began advocating for them to be reunited.

John’s Journey

Chief Petty Officer, John Daniel Gee, is not only a role model to his crew and to his family; he is also a role model to the children we serve every day. His success embodies our mission of providing a safe, family environment to children in need so that they can become responsible adults.



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