Human Services

Boles Home

  • Quinlan, TX
  • WWW.ARMSOFHOPE.ORG

Mission Statement

Boles Children's Home, founded in 1924, functioned in its first three decades as an orphanage utilizing dormitory living for large groups of children. Beginning in the mid-fifties, it transitioned into a children's home, with smaller groups of boys and girls living in cottages with houseparent couples. In the mid-eighties, the transition continued toward the present multi-program Child and Family Services agency providing a range of residential, counseling, and vocational services to children and to single-parent mothers and their children. Throughout its history, Boles Home has maintained the foundational Christian values, woven into the fabric of its service programs. Boles has provided a home to over 21,0000 Children in its 84 years of service. No child or family is turned away because of race, religion, color, national origin, or inability to pay.

ruling year

2002

Principal Officer

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Mr. J. David Capers

Keywords

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Children, Residential group care, Single-parent mothers, Adventure Learning, At-Risk Youth

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EIN

75-0904045

Also Known As

Arms of Hope - Boles Campus

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Residential, Custodial Care (Group Home) (P70)

Single Parent Agencies/Services (P42)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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RESIDENTIAL GROUP CARE: Boles' core function is to serve as a home for boys and girls whose families have become unable to provide for their needs. Children who have experienced instability, losses of caregivers and family members, and in many cases, neglect and abuse require remedial help and treatment in order to move ahead in their development. The campus programs provide a considerable amount of treatment, but, true to its identity and heritage, Boles Children's Home remains, above all, a home for children. Specialized sub-programs include: a "therapeutic group home" for children whose emotional and behavior problems require a higher degree of supervision and treatment; and "preparation for independent living", providing older teens the training and experiences to prepare them for early adult life. All of Boles' programs are based on the philosophy of building on strengths, rather then treating illness. Children are helped to develop in areas of belonging, mastery of skills, independence, and generosity. MOTHER-CHILD PROGRAM: Boles offers housing, counseling, vocational training, and other services to single-parent moms and their children. This program assists the mother in understanding and meeting the needs of her children, and prepares her for the tasks of managing her life, her children, and her finances, becoming an able provider for herself and her children. ADVENTURE LEARNING GROUPS: Experiential learning (Ropes) groups are provided for school and church youth groups utilizing the Challenge Course on the Boles campus, making extra use of resources and skills developed in the care of residents. Professionally-trained Ropes facilitators from the staff of BCH facilitate these groups, which build teamwork and leadership skills. CHRISTIAN COUNSELING: Counseling for individuals, marital couples, and families is offered at area churches in a pilot program, established to determine the need and ongoing support available for an expanded program of this type.

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BOLES CHILDREN'S HOME INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Boles Home

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. J. David Capers

BIO

J. David Capers, Chief Executive Officer, envisions a campus community in which staff members build on the heritage of over eight decades of life at Boles home, rearing children and adolescents in long-term relationships characterized by nurturance and teamwork, by Christian values and professional excellence.

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