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

Our campus is designed to help children in crisis who cannot remain in their own home for a variety of reasons. Our children come from homes that are in crisis, due to emotional, physical or sexual abuse. Sometimes a parent cannot take care of the child due to a terminal illness and do not have the support of family to take care of the children. Children who come to Boysville come from various backgrounds. Boysville does not look at the child’s past…we look at their future. By providing food, shelter, clothing and medical services, we are able to provide the basic necessities needed to make the child feel safe and comfortable at Boysville. Our residents do not wonder if they will eat at night or if they will have a safe place to sleep. With our education services, our children realize their potential. We encourage education. We encourage them to explore college, trade or military options. Options that previously seemed like a dream. We are able to pull children out of abuse cycles or poverty cycles and teach them to become an active part of society.

History

Boysville, 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. The local police picked these boys up from the park in an effort ...

Frequently Asked Questions

For your convenience, we have listed a few of the most common questions we receive about our work at Boysville. If your question is not answered here, please contact us at (210) 659-1901. Our staff is more than willing to speak with you about any B...

Boysville Board

Members of the Boysville Board of Directors demonstrate a high commitment to Boysville's mission, exhibit high ethical standards and integrity, and serve as enthusiastic advocates for Boysville. All elected and appointed directors shall serve for a t...

Our Commitment

Boysville promotes excellence and continuous improvement through a Performance and Quality Improvement (PQI) program. Utilizing performance outcomes, risk assessment and stakeholder involvement, Boysville is able to improve the services provided, th...

Our Partners

The children and staff at Boysville would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of our wonderful partners who contribute to our goals each year. We couldn't do it without you! Contact us today for information on how you can impact the lives of ch...

Fast Facts

Established
1943

Children served
Emergency Shelter and Foster Care: Boys and girls ages infants to 17
Residential Care: Boys and girls ages 5 to 18

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 has 10 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 Accrediation, National Fellowship of Child Care Executives, Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services, and National Alliance of Child and Family Services.

Funding Sources
Boysville Auxiliary Thrift Shop, Boysville Foundation, Charity Ball Association, Kiwanis and Optimist Clubs of San Antonio, Private Contributions, San Antonio Area Foundation, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, United Way and the Kronkosky Foundation.

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

Inappropriate referrals
Children who have exhibited gang affiliation, drug or alcohol abuse, history of chronic runaway, extreme aggressive behavior, have a history of fire setting or cruelty to animals cannot live at Boysville.

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.

Contact Information Boysville, Inc. P.O. Box 369 8555 E. Loop 1604 North Converse, TX 78109-0369

Tel (210) 659-1901 Fax (210) 659-6527