Boys Town Louisiana


Our mission is to change the way America cares for children, families, and communities by providing and promoting an integrated Continuum of Care which instills Boys Town's values to strengthen body, mind and spirit.

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Category: Human Services
Parish: Orleans
For a century, Boys Town has worked to keep families together, give desperate kids hope, and help parents succeed through research-proven programs and services. In 1989, Louisiana was introduced to Boys Town's Program scope; our direct care and community support services touch the lives of over 7,000 kids and families each year all across the state.

Our Diagnostic and Assessment Center provides care for abused, neglected, runaway and delinquent youth of all ages by removing them from dangerous situations, assessing their needs and beginning to work toward family reunification or other permanent care. In our Family Homes, we provide a family for children ages 10 to 18. Six to eight boys or girls live in each single-family home with a married couple called Family-Teachers. In these homes, youth learn social and independent-living skills that help them find success in school and in their community. Our In-Home Family Services teach families not only how to handle issues after they arise but also how to prevent them from becoming more disruptive, while they remain in their home. BTL also offers Community Support Services, including Care Coordination, Early Head Start, and Common Sense Parenting.
"Boys Town changed my life."
- Armstrong, Family Home Program graduate, now reunited with his family

"Without Boys Town, we would be lost."
- Ms. Johnni Ricard, single mother of two & grandmother

"I appreciate Boys Town because it taught me skills that I would take into my life to better myself and continue on a positive path."
- Ms. Robin Jackson, single parent & mother of two

"Boys Town taught me stability and responsibility, two things later on in life that would teach me how to be a successful adult."
- Luke Hawx, Family Home program graduate, now professional wrestler

"It all starts with you. It all starts with the people, because without the people we can't succeed."
-Malik, Family Home program graduate, now founder of Legacy 23 LLC