‘Boysville’ closing after 66 years
Holy Cross Children’s Services will end residential treatment on its Macon campus at the end of this month. Enrollment has been in decline for the facility.The organization began in 1948 as Boysville of Michigan. The program was initially a boarding school for Catholic boys with home issues, built on land previously owned by Henry Ford.The expansion of children’s services for Holy Cross Children’s Services included other residential campuses, group homes, charter schools, foster care homes, supervised independent living programs, day treatment, and other services. Currently, Holy Cross Children’s Services has offices and service sites in Macon, Detroit, Clinton Township, Redford, Saginaw, Mt. Morris, Traverse City, Kalamazoo, and Grand Rapids.Samaritan Center, a social services and employment center on Detroit’s east side is managed by Holy Cross Children’s Services, as well as Kairos Healthcare, a substance abuse facility in Saginaw for adolescents and adults.Br. Francis Boylan, CSC, Executive Director/President of Holy Cross Children’s Services was not available for comment at the time of this article.