Boys’ Haven – The Legacy Lives On!
Boys’ Haven was founded in 1945 with help from the Optimist Club. They have recently celebrated their 70th anniversary! They are very much looking forward to another 70 more years and truly have dedicated to the cause of helping boys who have been abandoned, abused and neglected. They have helped over 3,500 boys throughout the years, from ages 5 to 17. These boys find themselves in great need of guidance, safety, structure and stability, which unfortunately in most cases are not being received in a traditional home setting.
However, these days, Boys’ Haven is doing more than just giving the boys a home and putting a roof over their heads. Boys’ Haven seeks to provide hope for a bright future by teaching them new productive skills which will lead to successful adulthood. Boys’ Haven is proud to announce they have recently kicked off their Continuing Our Legacy Capital Campaign and are preparing to build three new cottages. Their Capital Campaign Committee has set a goal in excess of $1.5 million in order to construct these new cottages. They have been needed for a long time and will better allow them to serve the boys in our community and surrounding areas. Boys’ Haven is scheduled to break ground on their very first cottage in 2016. Each new cottage will have the capacity to house 12 boys, each of them having their very own room. This is something the boys have never had access to in the past and it is vital to building their self-esteem. Our current cottages, constructed in 1973, have reached their usefulness due to their age and ever changing state requirements. In order to continue making such a big difference in the lives of these boys, it is vital for this Capital Campaign to be nothing short of a success.
Boys’ Haven is based on the principles of discipline and hard work. We have continued our mission for 70 years now, to provide help, hope and a home for all young men in Southeast Texas that need one. We are a true dedication to a good cause.
If you would like to help or contribute, or have questions, please contact Denise Berry at Boys’ Haven at 409.790.1267 or 409.866.2400 Extension 124.