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A Message from Our New Executive Director

Hello Everyone,

My name is Jon Jelley and I am the new Executive Director of Boys Town New England.

Having worked for Boys Town for almost 20 years, I feel extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to lead our mission in such a unique location. Not only does this area have wonderful scenery and a beautiful coastline, but it also has a storied history. Interestingly, although I am originally from England, my family can be traced back to the area around Barnstable, in Massachusetts. 

Like other families across the country, families in New England face tough challenges like poverty, drug addiction and crime. Since 1991, Boys Town New England has been providing life-changing care to at-risk children and families in local communities through our Treatment Family Home Program, Foster Family Services, Care Coordination Services and Common Sense Parenting classes. In 2018, Boys Town New England is on track to serve more than 1,200 children in these programs.

Boys Town also is working in some of the most impoverished neighborhoods in the area. For example, through ongoing support from the United Way, we are providing assistance and training to families of elementary school children in Pawtucket and Central Falls.

I would like to thank you all for your generous support over the years and encourage you to continue to strengthen our mission of "Changing the Way America Cares for Children and Families."


D. Jon Jelley
Executive Director, Boys Town New England