Our Mission

Don Bosco Hall is a private non-profit agency, which provides supportive human services to enhance the quality of life for youth, and their families residing in the Metropolitan Detroit-Wayne County Community.

Our Vision

Don Bosco Hall will utilize the most effective therapeutic modalities and interventions available to achieve the desired outcomes for the client populations it serves. The agency’s service delivery systems will focus on family reunification, youth rehabilitations, youth protective service, mentorship, recreation and preparing youth with the interpersonal, technological and educational skills which enhance their ability to reach their greatest potential. The agency will collaborate with other community organizations and business to provide an effective network of services to the local community. Don Bosco Hall is committed to advocate an effective for social and child welfare policy reforms and practices that will have supportive outcomes for youth and families. All of Don Bosco Hall’s services will carry out the Catholic Charities/ Archdiocese of Detroit’s mission of effective professional and Christian social services to respond to human needs through direct service and advocacy.

Our History

Don Bosco Hall was founded by the Rev. John J. Finnegan, pastor of St. Patrick Church in 1954. The agency is named for St. Don Bosco, a Roman Catholic priest who was canonized in 1934. He is known for his work among the youth in Turin Italy, in the last century.

Since 1954 Don Bosco Hall has worked to establish family relationships and has touched the lives of over 50,000 children. Don Bosco Hall is dedicated to keeping youngsters out of trouble by keeping them occupied and off the streets.

Don Bosco Hall serves over 2,500 youth and their families annually through a variety of programs.

*Don Bosco Hall is accredited through the Council on Accreditation (COA), and is licensed through the State of Michigan Department of Consumer and Industry Services.