For placement into the shelter, the following is required:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Immunization record
  • Withdrawal forms from school
  • Documents pertaining to custody or guardianship

Each child at the shelter will be evaluated for the following:

  • Social behavior
  • Academic progress
  • Medical Needs
  • Psychiatric assessment

Why would a child not be admitted to Boysville?

Children who have exhibited gang affiliation, drug or alcohol abuse, have a history of chronic runaway or extreme aggressive behavior or inability to work within limits set by an appropriate caregiver or have a history of fire setting or cruelty to animals cannot live at Boysville.

For more information regarding admissions and services available at Boysville, please call us at (210) 659-1901 or email

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