The Don Bosco Boy’s Home, Inc. was registered with the SEC as a non-stock, non-profit corporation on October 24, 1989 by a group of incorporators who wanted to support the youth and the less fortunate through the operation of youth centers, homes for the neglected and abandoned children while helping to develop skills needed to obtain a higher standard of living. The Foundation was formerly “Cebu Juvenile Home” constructed in 1972 to answer the needs of young detainees during the Martial Law era. In 1982, thru the efforts of a known philanthropist, Doña Maria Aboitiz, Cebu Juvenile Home became an outreach program of Don Bosco Technology Center then known as Don Bosco Technical High School. In January 18, 1989, the Don Bosco General House in Rome issued the canonical erection of Don Bosco Boy’s Home as a regular Salesian House.
It is an operating organization with its main office located at Cotcot, Liloan, Cebu. The foundation has 9 regular staff, 7 project – based staff, 2 part time- staff and 10 members of the Board of Trustees.
Don Bosco Boy’s Home, Inc. was certified on November 27, 2009 for three (3) years which ended on November 26, 2012. It was again certified for three (3) years on August 12, 2013 which ended on March 15, 2016.
Its purposes among others are to: provide food for poor and abandoned youth and children in conflict with the law, particularly boys, to raise their quality of life, self-esteem and ability to support themselves through skills training, mentoring, providing a safe shelter and Christian background. The foundation’s programs now focus on after care for children in conflict with the law, home for abandoned boys, boys who cannot be raised by their parents because they are poor; providing skills training, and development of good Christian values.