Boys and Girls Villages Foundation History

Boys and Girls Villages Foundation “History” Founded in 1947 Original location – Chenault Air Base Moved to its present location in 1951 Buildings donated by the Bel Estate Three small cottages, kitchen, maintenance building, big house and staff living quarters. 1964...

Our Mission

Our mission is to restore and preserve children and families socially, emotionally and spiritually by providing services and programs including supervision and guidance of such quality that youth with whom we work will share our vision and become a credit to...

Non Profit Statement

Boys Village is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) touching the lives of children who are in critical trouble or have been abused or neglected.  We are equipping children with the necessary life tools to become healthy productive individuals.  More than ever, children and...
The Story of Boys Village

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...
Services Provided

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...

Campus Overview

HOPE COTTAGE: Hope cottage was built in 1998.  This beautiful cottage provides home-like living for residents.  Six bedrooms accommodate twelve boys.  The oversized living area provides an ideal setting for peer group meetings or leisure time activities.  The cottage...