“Provide a safe family environment for children in need so they may become responsible adults.”

– Boysville Mission Statement

Founded in 1943, Boysville began as a home for homeless boys.  Today,  Boysville provides a continuum of trauma-informed services and care for children and caregivers affected by abuse, neglect, and family crisis.  Since 2000, our programs have been nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation.

Boysville serves over 300 boys and girls annually through a continuum of services. We remain unique as we continue to accept privately placed children. Our agency‘s programs include Emergency Shelter, Residential Care, Supervised Independent Living, Community Based Foster Care, and Supporting Parents and Reaching Kids. Every child in our care is provided with group and individual therapy, academic assistance, and recreational activities to assist in their healing from past trauma.

Fast Facts

  • Established

  • Children Served
    Emergency Shelter, Residential Foster Care and Community -Based Foster Care and Supervised Independent Living: Boys and girls ages infants to 23

  • Capacity
    24 children in emergency care, 32 children in residential care and 35 children in foster care.

  • Facilities
    Pastoral country campus setting includes two emergency shelters, four residential cottages, two independent living cottages, gymnasium, library, chapel, barn, outdoor recreation areas and playground.

  • Community
    Boysville oversees foster homes in the community that service children in crisis. The Foster Care Program is beneficial in the development of our children, as they experience the normalcy’s of community life.

  • Affiliations
    Nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation, CORE, Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services, Texas Coalition of Homes for Children and National Alliance of Child and Family Services.

  • IRS Status
    Not for-profit 501c(3) organization eligible to receive tax-deductable, charitable contributions.

  • Placement Philosophy
    Boysville accepts children whose families are in crisis as a result of illness, unemployment, poverty, etc. Boysville accepts children who are sexually or physically abused, neglected, homeless or who may have behavior problems at home or at school. The child must be a resident of Texas. Children are admitted without regard to race, religion, ethnicity or their family’s ability to pay for services.


When you donate your time and energy to Boysville you help better the lives of every child we serve.