Children are generally ages five through 18 (kindergarten through high school). However, occasionally Boysville will accept younger children when they have older siblings here. Typically, brothers may live together in a boys’ cottage or sisters may live together in a girls’ cottage. This is one of the advantages of our family-based care environment. In the Emergency Shelter, children can range in age from infancy through 17 years old. The Independent Living Program is designed for older youth who range in age from 18 to their 23rd birthday.

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A Home with a Heart Boysville, the Home with a Heart, was founded in 1943 as a result of Rev. Don Holiman’s observation of orphaned, homeless and ...

Emergency Shelter

Watch our video for more info on Boysville's Emergency Shelter! Children who have experienced trauma receive a new chance at life as they begin...