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 Boysville questions or concerns.
The Independent Living Program The Independent Living program is for older youth who are 18 or older and can live more independently. There are two cottages in this program, one for boys and another for girls. These cottages provide more of a dorm like setting and the youth live with a Resident Assistant. Boysville also has apartments on campus for the youth who have demonstrated responsibility to live in their own in the apartment.
Residential Care Cottages A family arrangement is maintained in each Residential Care cottage. The cottage family is headed by houseparents - a married couple that serves as the primary providers for the children's daily needs. The houseparents form a warm, caring family with their youth as they guide and instruct them on a 24-hour basis, seeing that their physical, spiritual, social and emotional needs are met. It's a full-time vocation, and while they are assisted in their work by other child care professionals, the houseparents are responsible for the majority of basic behavioral, disciplinary and living skills that are taught to each boy or girl. Many of our houseparents also have their own children living with them. Cottage homes are single gender, and each has a group of eight to twelve boys or girls.
- Therapeutic Counseling including Individual, Group, Family
- Mentoring (in conjunction with the Southwest Winners Foundation)
- Arts & Crafts
- Compensatory Education: Tutoring, Study hall, Daily & weekly academic progress monitoring, Summer School
- Athletic & Sports activities
- Camp Independence
- Independent Living
- Camp Eagle Wings
- H.E.B. Camp
- Camp Wild Beast
- Life Skills Training through P.A.L. (Preparation for Adult Living)