OUR HISTORY.

 

Founded in 1918, Tulsa Boys’ Home began in a two-story house in downtown Tulsa. Leaders of the First Presbyterian Church and the Downtown Rotary Club were instrumental in its establishment. Its first two boys were found sleeping in trash boxes in an alley.

Tulsa Boys' Home was the first and remains the largest residential treatment facility serving troubled boys in Oklahoma.  We deliver residential services to 64 boys between the ages of 11 to 18 (and sometimes their families) on a daily basis. At the Tulsa Boys' Home, 40 of our boys are placed by the Department of Human Services, and the other 24 are privately placed by parents or legal guardians.

Many of these boys learn to lead productive lives and credit TBH for breaking the cycle of poverty, abuse, neglect and/or drug addiction that is often passed on from generation to generation.

 

GET INVOLVED TODAY!

Tulsa Boys' Home has a variety of ways for you to volunteer your time, talent, and/or treasure today! We actively seek and value diverse perspectives and life experiences in our volunteers. We provide an environment here at TBH where our volunteers feel welcome and appreciated. Our amazing volunteers exemplify the generous spirit of unselfish giving.

 
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OUR IMPACT.

For 100 years, Tulsa Boys' Home has provided the highest quality residential care for struggling boys and helped them turn their lives around. The Tulsa Boys' Home's passionate staff and professional counselors work closely with every individual boy to guide him to receive healing and become a respectful, responsible young man. 

 

 

13+

THOUSAND BOYS SERVED

Tulsa Boys' Home is proud to have served over 13,000 boys who have either been displaced, abused, or faced substance abuse. 

100

Years Serving TULSA COMMUNITY

This year we celebrate 100 years of serving thousands of lives. We are humbled and look forward to the next 100 years of impact. 

 
 

ALUMNI STORIES

In 2018, Tulsa Boys’ Home (TBH) is celebrating its 100th year of providing healing and hope to boys from all over Oklahoma. As part of its Centennial celebration, Tulsa Boys’ Home would like to share stories from our former residents about the impact TBH had on their lives. 

Special thank you to TulsaKids Magazine, Cheyenne Green and to all our alumni for letting us share your incredible stories and inspiring journeys with others! 

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Video of Hope - DECEMBER 2017

LIFE BEFORE THE TULSA BOYS' HOME WAS ROUGH. I WAS GIVEN TO MY GRANDMA AT THE AGE OF TWO. SHE WASN'T THE NICEST PERSON. SHE WAS ABUSIVE AND I ALWAYS FELT UNSAFE. I NEVER FOUND MY PLACE. ALL I COULD DO WAS GET ATTENTION IN THE WRONG WAYS.

THE STAFF AT TULSA BOYS' HOME GENUINELY CARES. BECAUSE OF THEM AND THE PARTNERS I HAVE A LOVING HOME.

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Our Programs.

The underlying premise of our philosophy and treatment model is the belief that most of the emotional and behavioral problems we see in our residents are caused by painful past events and difficult relationships. The Tulsa Boys' Home philosophy embraces the idea that behavior that is positively reinforced is likely to be repeated.  

As a practical matter, therefore, TBH staff look for positive behavior in our residents that can be positively reinforced, in an effort to insure that this behavior is recognized, understood, and likely to be repeated.


 
 
 

JOIN US.

Donations can take many forms; volunteer work, mentoring, monetary donations, stock, bonds, estate planning, personal care items, in-kind donations and much more. All of these typically qualify for a charitable tax deduction.

Your support will help Tulsa Boys' Home provide services to the young boys in our care. Please explore our website to find out about current needs and learn how you can join our mission.

 

Sign Up For a HOPE TOUR

Hope Tours are conducted at the Tulsa Boys’ Home every month! Special arrangements for other days and times can be made to accommodate large groups of 20 or more.

Volunteer opportunities

Tulsa Boys' Home has a variety of ways for you to volunteer your time, talent, and/or treasure today! We actively seek and value diverse perspectives and life experiences in our volunteers. 

Make a Donation

With your support, we will continue to house, feed, clothe, educate, support, and heal our troubled Oklahoma boys. There are many ways to donate to Tulsa Boys' Home. Join Us!