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Since 1947

More than seventy years after our humble beginnings, Boys Village continues to serve more than 100 of our most needy children each year…

"To Restore and Preserve Children and Families Socially, Emotionally and Spiritually..."

The Story of Boys Village

Boys Village was founded in 1947 by members of the Lake Charles Optimist Club. Walter Phillips, a man well known in the Lake Charles community in the late 1940’s, joined a newly organized civic group called “The Downtown Optimist Club of Lake Charles”. The club was...

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Services Provided

Educational Needs are met primarily through our on-campus alternative school which is BESE Board approved for grades 6th through 12th (including Special Ed). In addition educational needs are met through public schools, Sowela Tech (vocational), and McNeese University...

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Ways to Give

Some of those gifts include: Cash and appreciated assets You can make a lasting difference in the lives of the children we serve through your charitable gifts. Cash or check Appreciated assets such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate, and mineral interests....

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