Admissions

Evaluating and welcoming boys in need


In the early days, Boys Home served just the area around Covington. But over the years, word of our remarkable program has spread, and today, we accept young men from ages 6 to 17 from throughout the country.

Application, Interview, and Admissions Process

The first step in placing a boy at Boys Home is to contact Lynda Specht, our Acting Coordinator of Admissions and Resident Services, at (540) 965-7749 or email lspecht@boyshomeofva.org to request an application. No one is ever turned away because his family cannot afford to pay for assistance.

Once the application and additional documentation is complete, the child, guardian, and Boys Home staff participate in an on-site interview. We approach each child’s individual needs to determine how we can help before welcoming them to our program. The child and guardian may take a tour of campus and all the facilities Boys Home has to offer, meet some of our current residents, and enjoy a meal in the dining hall. Together, the young man, his parent or guardian, and admissions staff discuss whether the Boys Home program is a good fit for him personally. If the interview goes well and all agree to placement at Boys Home, admissions staff will determine a placement date for the child to begin his 30-60 day Evaluation phase.

In addition to the completed application, we ask for additional documentation prior to all admissions:

  • A current physical and dental exam
  • Previous school records
  • Record of immunizations
  • Family and social history
  • Birth certificate and Social Security card
  • Copies of psychological reports
  • Custody information

We are not equipped to offer services to individuals with severe emotional, mental or physical problems that require a residential treatment setting.

Our Campus Location

Click here for directions to the Boys Home main campus.