HISTORY AND PURPOSE

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The decades-long story of a community seeking to continually improve its care for young men

Westview Boys’ Home began in 1956 when a group of caring Christians sought to provide a refuge for needy boys. In an ongoing effort to better serve our young men, we have adapted our programs to adjust to the trends of their emerging needs. One persistent need we found was for extended support for young men from hard places who were moving into adulthood.

Over the last fifteen years, Westview Boys’ Home has worked with young men who have aged out of its program at the Home and provided transitional experiences that empowered them to more gradually make the change from our care to an independent lifestyle.

Several team members have developed this program. Troy and Shiann Metheny were the first to work with transitional youth in Molloy House. Terry and Adrienne Owens took over the work and continued to shape the program. Tony Chitwood, a Westview alumnus, was the transitional mentor for a period of time.

We have gained experience and knowledge from those early efforts and we are now working toward building a more sustainable program based on that time of learning. In 2018 the Westview Boys’ Home board of directors approved plans for Westview Transitions, our latest development in transitional living for young men from 18 – 22 years of age.

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