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Boys Town to Begin Providing Prevention Focused Solution Based Casework Town to Begin Providing Prevention Focused Solution Based Casework<p>Boys Town Louisiana is proud to announce the launch of a new partnership with My Community Cares. Through this innovative partnership, Boys Town Louisiana will provide individualized,  intensive case management services to families in specific Orleans Parish areas involved or at risk of becoming involved with the child welfare or juvenile justice system. This Solution-Based Casework approach is designed to help families identify their strengths and needs, resolve life events creating stress, and build skills that will improve safety, functioning, and well-being. We are excited to expand our portfolio of community programs focusing on prevention.</p>2023-03-24T05:00:00ZNewstext/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Boys Town LA Welcomes Amelia Sherman to Board of Directors Town LA Welcomes Amelia Sherman to Board of Directors<p>​Boys Town Louisiana welcomes Amelia Sherman to the Board of Directors of Boys Town Louisiana. Sherman obtained her bachelor's degree in psychology from Southern Methodist University. She continued at Loyola University, where she received her master's degree in mental health counseling. She worked in the Jefferson Parish school system as a high school counselor at Riverdale High School for seven years and is currently employed as a counselor at Metairie Park Country Day School, supporting the mental health of children and families. She's a New Orleans native.<br></p><p>“We are incredibly excited to welcome Amelia to our board," said Boys Town Louisiana Executive Director Rashain Carriere Williams in a press release. “At Boys Town, our board is designed to be a highly diverse and committed group of business professionals and community activists that share our mission to invest in children. Amelia's background with the school system and mental health counseling will be invaluable to our mission."</p>2023-03-24T05:00:00ZNews<img alt="" src="/locations/louisiana/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Amelia.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
First BTLA Successful Futures Cohort Completes Phase I BTLA Successful Futures Cohort Completes Phase I<p>​On the evening of January 25, 2023, Boys Town Louisiana's first cohort of Successful Futures' youth celebrated completing the first phase of the curriculum: Life Skills. The seven remarkable youth have saved money for the future and learned skills to help them succeed in work and life. Next up: Career exploration and placement! Special thanks to guest speakers, entrepreneurs Micah Smith (Kixx So Clean) and Anthony Kimble (Kimble Properties) for inspiring our participants. This amazing program is made possible through a generous grant from the NBA Foundation.<br></p><div> <a class="image-group cboxElement" href="/locations/louisiana/news-and-events/PublishingImages/SF-Speaker.jpg" title="Successful Futures 1" style="margin:0px 15px 30px;"> <img alt="Successful Futures 1" src="/locations/louisiana/news-and-events/PublishingImages/SF-Speaker.jpg" style="border:0px solid;" /> </a><a class="image-group cboxElement" href="/locations/louisiana/news-and-events/PublishingImages/SF-Agenda.jpg" title="Successful Futures 2" style="margin:0px 15px 30px;"><img alt="Successful Futures 2" src="/locations/louisiana/news-and-events/PublishingImages/SF-Agenda.jpg" style="border:0px solid;" /> </a><a class="image-group cboxElement" href="/locations/louisiana/news-and-events/PublishingImages/SF-Topher.jpg" title="Successful Futures 3" style="margin:0px 15px 30px;"><img alt="Successful Futures 3" src="/locations/louisiana/news-and-events/PublishingImages/SF-Topher.jpg" style="border:0px solid;" /> </a>   </div>2023-03-24T05:00:00ZNewstext/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
BTLA Executive Director Named YLP Role Model Executive Director Named YLP Role Model<p>Congratulations to Boys Town Louisiana's Executive Director, Rashain Carriere-Williams, on her selection as a 2023 <a href="">Young Leadership Council (YLC)</a> Role Model. Annually since 1986, YLC has selected a class of outstanding New Orleanians who serve as Role Models by actively contributing to the betterment of the Greater New Orleans region. These individuals are an inspiration to YLC's young professional members an to the community at large.​</p>2023-03-24T05:00:00ZNews<img alt="" src="/locations/louisiana/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Rashain-YLC.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Boys Town Youth Celebrate Black History Month Town Youth Celebrate Black History Month<p>The youth and staff of the Family Homes and Intervention/Assessment Program spent the afternoon of February 23rd visiting local New Orleans black history spots. They visited AP Tureaud, St. Agustine Church, Back Street Cultural Museum, Congo Square, and Dooky Chase Restaurant. At Dooky Chase, the group met the great grandson of Leah Chase and learned about the historical significance of the restaurant and its many famous visitors during the Civil Rights Movement.​<br></p>2023-03-24T05:00:00ZNews<img alt="" src="/locations/louisiana/news-and-events/PublishingImages/BHM.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Boys Town is a family affair in St. Tammany Town is a family affair in St. Tammany<p><em>​​This story is written by Darren Cooper. It was </em><a href="" target="_blank"><em>published on</em></a><em> on February 27, 2023.</em><br></p><p>Family got Covington resident Anne Chiang involved in Boys Town, and family is what Boys Town is all about.<br></p><p>Chiang has been the chair of Boys Town Louisiana since summer 2021, helping guide the organization that provides services to needy boys and girls throughout the area.<br></p><p>The problems addressed run the gamut. Children who have had trouble with authority, or schoolwork or just need a welcoming voice to set them on a solid path can show up at a Boys Town facility.<br></p><p>“Boys Town provides an array of life-changing youth care,” said Chiang, 36. “The goal is to meet each child and family where they are, so they can get the right kind of care at the right time. Boys Town is there with the family to provide compassionate care.”<br></p><p>Chiang was raised in Old Metairie and went to Country Day before attending Rhodes and getting a master’s in social work from Tulane. Her father, Jeff Doussan, was on the Boys Town board for 19 years and from his work, Chiang saw up close what Boys Town did.<br></p><p>She still remembers watching the Boys Town movie, made in 1938, and attending a picnic at one of the Louisiana intervention homes, then playing volleyball on the front lawn with the kids. In 2014, she won the title of "ReProm" queen for Boys Town for raising the most money to help the organization.<br></p><p>Chiang stepped on to the Boys Town board of directors in 2015 just as her father stepped off.<br></p><p>The roles of each of the 12-person board are loosely defined, sort of like the Boys Town mission itself: Just do what needs to be done.<br></p><p>“The duties vary by individuals,” said Chiang. “We try to have a diverse board in terms of skill sets so each board member can do what they do well. We want to capitalize on that.”</p><p><span style="background-color:transparent;">For Chiang, that means being primarily a fundraiser and recruiter.</span><br></p><p><span style="background-color:transparent;">“Donate!” said Chiang, laughing, when asked what people can do to help. “Donate, whether it’s your time or resources. We have a local church that cooks meals for the boys in a family home every weekend, so they give with their time and their meals. The kids feel that, and it’s a beautiful thing.”</span><br></p><p><span style="background-color:transparent;">Chiang is proud of the work that Boys Town does. There are programs to help pregnant mothers. The organization also partners in a successful Early Head Start program and, for kids who are 18, there is a successful future program where kids are partnered with Boys Town associates to help them find a career that fits them.</span><br></p><p><span style="background-color:transparent;">“We really do have services from in utero on up,” Chiang said.</span><br></p><p><span style="background-color:transparent;">Chiang calls the work fulfilling. She likes using this as an outlet for her social work license, and this is her way of giving back to the community and helping families who need a boost.</span><br></p><p><span style="background-color:transparent;">“Boys Town believes in rehabilitation and redemption, rather than punishment and incarceration,” Chiang said. “We do what they need to get them on track for life.”​</span>​<br></p>2023-03-03T06:00:00ZNews<img alt="Anne Chaing" src="/locations/louisiana/PublishingImages/AnneChaing.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Jaxson Hayes Holiday Surprise for Boys Town Families Hayes Holiday Surprise for Boys Town Families<p>​​New Orleans Pelicans center Jaxson Hayes surprised families at the Behrman Boys Town on Tuesday, December 20, 2022, delivering Christmas gifts with teammates Dyson Daniels and EJ Liddell. Check out all of the photos on <a href=""></a>​​​<br></p>2023-01-13T06:00:00ZNews<img alt="" src="/locations/louisiana/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Jason-Hayes.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent