Westview Boys' Home, Inc.

Hollis, OK   |  www.westviewboyshome.com

Mission

Westview Boys’ Home will increase public awareness of the needs of children and minister to the physical and spiritual needs of children, young adults, and families experiencing at-risk circumstances by providing quality, Christian residential care and other services.

Ruling year info

1966

Executive Director

Dr. Ron Bruner

Main address

PO Box 553 120 West Broadway

Hollis, OK 73116 USA

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EIN

73-0679351

NTEE code info

Residential, Custodial Care (Group Home) (P70)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Family Services (Adolescent Parents) (P45)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Westview provides assertive interventions to benefit children over the beginning part of their lifespan. Westview Family Services provides training, coaching, and counseling to parents to improve the life situation of young children. Westview Boys' Home serves young men experiencing at-risk circumstances in order to empower them to deflect their life course from negative outcomes. Westview Transitions provides a bridge for young men moving from adolescents into young adulthood that allows for a safe move toward healthy adult lives.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Family-style residential care for youth

Using evidence-based trauma-sensitive methods, Westview provides family-style residential care for adolescent young men. The thrust of this program is to prepare young men for a peaceful return to their family of origin or to equip them for launch as a resilient person into a challenging world. Using a unique plan of care written with the boy’s family (and connected to Ansell-Casey life skills), the caregiver team shapes each of these larger programs for the boy’s unique needs by helping them choose the individual programs that move them forward: tutoring, counseling, extracurricular activities (band, chorus, drama, speech, sports), financial management, hunting, leadership training, livestock projects, music, social, spiritual, and work programs.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Westview Family Services serves families with children experiencing life challenges, including blended, adoptive, and foster families. Westview Boys’ Home provides high-quality residential care, yet WFS seeks to provide interventions that might prevent from escalating to the point that parents feel the need to place a child in residential care. WFS provides educational opportunities for parents to learn new parenting skills, especially for children who have experienced trauma or challenging life situations. Often parents need coaching, not counseling; WFS has experienced practitioners of Trust Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) to empower parents with better practices. When family systems are troubled, WFS delivers family counseling. WFS also offers professional counseling for individual children.

Population(s) Served
Families

Where we work

Accreditations

Residential Child Care Agency 1956

Awards

Oklahoma Nonprofit Excellence (ONE) 2013

Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits

Affiliations & memberships

Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, Standards of Excellence Program Graduate 2015

Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, Standards of Excellence Program Graduate 2006

Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, Standards of Excellence Program Graduate 2021

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of youth and families for whom the treatment and support plan is implemented as specified by the therapist

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents

Related Program

Family-style residential care for youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of treatment and support plans that specify how individual and family strengths will be used and developed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents

Related Program

Family-style residential care for youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of treatment and support plans revised within specified timeframes

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents

Related Program

Family-style residential care for youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of direct care staff who received training in trauma informed care

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents

Related Program

Family-style residential care for youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of direct care staff who received training in primary prevention strategies and other techniques to avoid the need for restraint and seclusion

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents

Related Program

Family-style residential care for youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of individuals who are receiving timely health/dental exams

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents

Related Program

Family-style residential care for youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Westview Boys' Home will maintain continuous quality improvement of its residential program, using Trust-Based Relational Intervention to teach young men how to cope with life, school, and their futures. Westview team members will train parents in TBRI methods to improve the likelihood and success of reunited families. We will improve our qualitative and quantitative measures to better evaluate our progress.  Preventative Interventions - Working with parents (particularly adoptive or foster parents), teachers, and law enforcement, Westview Family Services will educate others in trauma-sensitive methodologies to prevent foster and residential placements and to improve the quality of life for children from hard places.  Facilities and Equipment - Westview will continue to improve its use of its land, facilities, and equipment to better serve our young men. Judicious purchases and careful resource usage will model good stewardship for those in care.

Westview has employed a social worker to track the quality of our work using qualitative and quantitative means. Data obtained will be analyzed and reported to the team, board, and donors to identify areas of promise and potential.  Preventative Interventions - Westview will use its Family Services division to provide quality instruction in the care of traumatized youth. This contextually sensitive curriculum is designed for parents, teachers, and law enforcement and will be presented at churches, schools, and government facilities. We will add counseling staff to increase our preventative capabilities.  Facilities and Equipment - Westview continues to partner with interested donors, churches, and foundations to replace equipment as it ages out of service. Westview works with the USDA on land management issues.

Westview has a strong caregiver and social services team working with facilities and equipment in excellent working condition. We plan to add personnel to better implement our strategy. Westview has built a ropes course and disc golf course to provide new programming opportunities. Grants are being sought to obtain the necessary technology.  Preventative Interventions - Westview has two TBRI practitioners on staff; we are training an additional person to help increase our capability of pursuing our strategic plan of preventative work. Our Oklahoma City office provides a central location for our clients.  Facilities and Equipment - We provide or secure with partners important preventative maintenance and repair work as required to keep our equipment safe and in good operating condition.

We have been able to finish our hiring processes to complete our staffing requirements so as to meet our mission and progress on our strategic plan.  Over the course of 2021, one of Westview Family Services' preventative trial programs succeeded in providing parental coaching so as to keep six young men out of foster or residential care. We are currently working to scale up that program. WFS personnel have trained over 100 residential child care personnel in Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) in 2021. Westview Boys' Home continues to improve the graduation rate for at-risk young who come into our care; over the last decade, 98% of our alumni are high school graduates, compared to 85% for all Oklahoma high schools.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    At-risk adolescents and their families

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    The arc of change over two decades has moved from patriarchal attitudes to partnering relationships

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    The transient nature of some populations sometimes inhibits long-term feedback,

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Westview Boys' Home, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 12/22/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Steve Gregg

Gregg Family Dentistry

Term: 2020 - 2022

Randy Allen

Farmers Insurance

Alvin Baumwart

Highland Veterinary Clinic

Steve Gregg

Steve W. Gregg, DDS

Mike Henderson

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Doug Kirkpatrick

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Paul Kluver

Attorney

Charles Locklear

Locklear Roofing (Retired)

Herman Nesser

Farm Service Agency (Retired)

Marvin Stewart

Beckham County Commissioner (Retired)

Mary Rosenbalm

Retired educator

Board leadership practices

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  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/10/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/10/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.