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Girls Return to Boys Town Louisiana's Family Home Program!

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​With the welcome of spring's warmer weather and brighter days, most of us look forward to this new season with a renewed sense of hope and optimism. And since March is commemorated as Women's History Month, we find no better way to celebrate than to announce that we are reopening one of our Family Homes for girls!

Our Magazine St. Family Home is freshly renovated, and as of April 1 will be welcoming new youth and a new Family-Teaching couple to Boys Town Louisiana! While it has been five years since Boys Town Louisiana served girls in our Family Home Program, the past year has revealed an increased need for these more intensive services in our community.​

Emily-and-Phill-Serigne.jpgSay “Hello" to our new Family-Teachers, Phil and Emily Serigne!

Originally from Golden Meadow, Louisiana, Phil and Emily spent the last year as Family-Teachers on Boys Town's Home Campus in Nebraska. 

Now back home in Louisiana, they will live with up to six young women aged 12-17 who have been referred by the courts to Boys Town Louisiana. These girls may have experienced mental health disorders, delinquency or other behavioral issues. Our Family-Teachers will help them heal from past trauma, teach them valuable life skills and create a safe and loving family-style home environment.

In 1917, Father Flanagan founded the Village of Boys Town in Nebraska where all boys regardless of race, creed or cultural background were welcome to live, learn, work and build a brighter future. In 1979, Boys Town started serving girls on its Home Campus, and in 1989 our local affiliate site, Boys Town Louisiana, was established to bring the Boys Town model of care to meet the needs of the New Orleans community.

As you can see, Boys Town's services have transformed over the last century from providing quality residential services for boys to serving girls and offering community-based services, all to meet children and families where they are, link them to care and help them achieve independence. “We remain steadfast in our commitment to serving families and youth who are at risk of being left behind," said Rashain Carriere Williams, Boys Town Louisiana's Executive Director.

Thank you for helping us get here! We look forward to watching our new Family Home blossom this spring!