Boys’ Town is a charity founded by the Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel in 1948. Its key services include residential care, fostering service, respite care, youth outreach, adventure therapy and clinical intervention.
Boys’ Town serves both boys and girls, from infants to young adults. It helps children and youth coming from disadvantaged and disengaged families who may have faced hardship due to difficult home situations, financial struggles, abandonment, and abuse. Boys’ Town equips children and youth in need with skills to become socially integrated, responsible and contributing members of society.
In the beginning, the aim of the institution was to provide residential services, vocational skills training and
education to disadvantaged boys.
Boys’ Town has expanded its scope of services beyond the original aim of its pioneers to include poor and underprivileged youths as well as those who encounter greater difficulties and challenges growing up. Boys’ Town assists those who have behavioural or family-linked challenges as well as those with learning difficulties in our ‘alternative schooling’ programme, centred on a competency-based learning framework. Subsequently, services such as fostering, street outreach and clinical intervention were set up to steer the organisation towards becoming a one-stop children and youth centre.