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Letter From the Executive Director

2023 is Boys Town Washington DC's 30th Anniversary Year! We are celebrating this milestone with reflection on our history, looking ahead to the future and recognizing those who have helped us on this 30-year journey.

Boys Town DC opened its doors in October of 1993. In the early 90's we operated Foster Care, Family Home Residential and Intervention and Assessment (short term emergency shelter) services. These programs provided a safe haven for youth who were removed from their families and in need of immediate care. In 2012, we expanded to support families in their homes and in the community through our In-home Family and Care Coordination services. In 2015, we added Outpatient Behavioral Health services to our continuum to provide an integrated approach to care and treatment.

Now 30 years later, we continue this journey remaining focused on our mission to change the way America cares for children and families by engaging in work that keeps families together, and collaborating with partners to strengthen communities. We are focused on ensuring families have equitable access to resources that will improve health and school outcomes and employment opportunities.

Looking ahead, we are excited about the opportunities to have a greater impact on this region by expanding our school base, career readiness, behavioral health and family engagement services into more counties in Maryland and Virginia.

As I reflect on the work that we are doing, I am reminded that none of this is possible without the dedication, generosity and collaboration of our employees, donors and partners. Thank you for your selfless and unwavering commitment to children and families.

I invite you all to join us in celebrating 30 years of service by participating in the activities and events we have planned throughout the year.

  • We will celebrate and acknowledge our donors and supporters on April 19th at our Inaugural Golf Tournament at Reston National Golf Course.
  • We will celebrate with community partners, former clients, and former employees at our Alumni Picnic on August 26th on our DC Campus.
  • We will all celebrate together during our Annual Tree Lighting event on Campus on December 3rd.

Boys Town Washington, DC is grateful for all who have made contributions over the past 30 years and whose dedication to the mission of saving children and healing families will be an inspiration for generations to come!

Yours in Service!

Kichelle Coleman
Executive Director​​