Boys Town Louisiana Services

Boys Town Louisiana opened in 1989, and today meets the needs of youth and families through a variety of Continuum of Care® services. The site offers Diagnostic and Assessment Services to provide immediate help to youth in dangerous situations. The site has three Family Homes for Adolescents in New Orleans and provides In-Home Family ServicesSM to troubled families. Nearly 1,000 children were served by Boys Town Louisiana services in 2022.​

Intervention and Assessment

We provide care for abused, neglected, runaway and delinquent youth ages 12 to 17 by removing them from dangerous situations, assessing their needs and beginning to work toward family reunification or other permanent care.

Family Homes

Family Home Program

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. You can sponsor a Boys Town family home through our sponsor a home program. 

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In-Home Family Services

We help 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.

Care Coordination Services

We provide a lifeline for children suffering from mental health issues by connecting them with programs or resources that can provide the best care.

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Early Head Start

One of ​the most important tasks for parents of an infant or toddler is getting their child ready for school. School readiness is the key to a child's future acad​emic success, not only in the classroom but also in relationships with other students and teachers and the development of positive study and learning habits.

It is never too early for parents to begin preparing their child for a life of formal learning.


Common Sense Parenting

Courses help parents learn new skills, build on their parenting strengths and develop healthy relationships with their children. Numerous families and children benefit each year from these classes, which are offered to parents in the New Orleans area. 

My Community Cares

At Boys Town Louisiana, we have been dedicated to building brighter futures for children and families in the Greater New Orleans regions since 1989. We recognize the importance of collaboration in creating change and we are proud to be involved in the My Community Cares (MCC) program, which focuses on providing essential support and resources to families facing challenges.

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Successful Futures

Successful Futures: Workforce Development Program provides participants with access to career exploration, training and coaching. 

Community Support and Resources

The Boys Town National Hotline® (800-448-3000) is a free resource and counseling service that assists youth and parents 24/7, year-round, nationwide.

Parenting Support We've learned a lot about caring for children and families over the past 100 years. All that knowledge has been adapted and made available to all parents online.

Boys Town Press® produces books, audio products, DVDs, display materials and other resources to assist children, parents, caregivers, educators and other professionals. is a special website that enables and encourages teens to share their problems and concerns in positive ways and provides access to immediate help in a crisis.

Lift with Boys Town provides a variety of training and instruction resources for teachers, administrators and other school staff that can support or enhance an educational environment. Training programs are based on the Boys Town Education Model®, which focuses on skills teaching, relationship building and effective discipline procedures.