Boys Home of Virginia
Boys Home of Virginia has been building successful men since 1906. It’s been many decades since Boys Home was founded, but many of the reasons why it was founded remain. Boys Home provides care for young men in a healthy, supportive environment. We offer them a life-changing experience with caring adult supervision meant to increase their sense of personal responsibility. It’s a fresh chance for a young man to mold his character in positive, meaningful ways.
We show them how to respect themselves and others and uncover their spiritual sides. We give them the education they need and lead them to become well-rounded men. We’re not an orphanage, or just a school. We provide food, clothing, shelter and guidance, almost entirely privately financed by individuals and churches.
Our entire environment is focused on this mission. Our 1400-acre campus has a school where boys can catch up academically. We have a vocational/technical center to help them develop work skills. Our chapel supports them spiritually, and recreational facilities build them physically and socially. Our location in the beautiful Alleghany Highlands allows them to learn more about themselves as they explore and enjoy the hills, swimming holes, and woodlands. Each of these experiences gives a boy a better chance to become a successful man.
For over 100 years, Boys Home of Virginia has been blessed to have leaders with vision, contributors with heart, staff with energy and commitment, and trustees with a sense of purpose. The generosity and work of those people have resulted in generations of fine, accomplished alumni, many of whom have given back to Boys Home more than they received.