Westview Boys' Home, Inc.
PO Box 553
120 West Broadway
Hollis OK 73116-0553
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Westview Boys' Home
Westview Family Services
Westview Transitions
Mission Statement 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.
Room to grow
Contact Information
Contact Name Ron Bruner
Contact email ron.bruner@gmail.com
Address PO Box 553
120 West Broadway
Hollis, OK 73116 0553
Phone (580) 688-9281
Fax 580-688-2669
County Harmon
Alternate Address 730 W. Wilshire
Suite 106
Oklahoma City OK 73116
Alternate Phone 405 607-0893
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card https://www.westviewboyshome.com
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer Mailing a check, direct deposit, online, and in-kind donations are all ways to support Westview. There are also volunteer opportunities for those who wish to visit our ranch and help with stewardship projects.
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $1,633,230.00
Projected Expenses $1,598,785.00
History and Background
Year Founded 1956
IRS Ruling Year 1966
State Registration Expiration Aug 2020
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.
Background Westview has served over 2,000 at-risk boys since it began its work in 1956. Organized by compassionate citizens from Oklahoma and Texas, Westview has a strong, elected board who know Westview team members and many of the young men Westview serves. Westview has worked with donor gifts and careful purchases to expand an initial site of eleven acres into a working ranch with 1,500 acres and six large homes in rural Harmon County. Generations of committed Westview team members have empowered hundreds of young men to graduate from high school who would not have otherwise done so. Consequently, Westview has a number of successful alumni: ministers, teachers, coaches, contractors, accountants, and businessmen. A number of our alumni have served on Westview’s team. Not satisfied with its successes, Westview seeks continuous quality improvement for its evidence-based, transformational programs.
Social Impact
Westview serves 30 young men and families yearly; none of them have the financial resources for this level of care. For these families, sending their boy to Westview is often a last-ditch effort to keep their young man out of lock-up or to prevent school drop-outs. Most have experienced trauma and find the evidence-based methods and trauma-sensitive environment shaped by the Westview team to be a safe place for healing.
Westview Family Services works with dozens of families in Oklahoma City to prevent foster placements. Its outreach is expanding as awareness of its presence in this new area grows.
Educational Impact
90% of the young men who enter Westview arrive with educational issues. They come with failing grades and have experienced disciplinary issues at school. Westview helps young men recover from their learning deficits. Within one year, every boy makes at least passing grades. Over 95% of our young men with one year in care graduate high school, an accomplishment that might not have been otherwise possible. Westview also helps young men go on to college if they wish.
Economic Impact
Young men graduating from high school at Westview earn at least $8,000 more per year over their lifetime, making an additional $320,000 to $500,000 over their career. This ensures they have the potential to be productive, taxpaying citizens instead of a drain on the economy.
Many young men in our care are on probation. Law enforcement estimates that the majority would end up incarcerated if not for Westview. As many as half of those are potentially career criminals. Researchers calculate that every 14-year-old juvenile that is not turned from crime costs American taxpayers from 2.6 to 5.3 million dollars over their lifetime. Westview saves the American taxpayer millions of dollars per year, several times what it costs to keep Westview at work.
1. The young men at Westview help raise the beef and pork that are a part of their nutritious diet. To help keep this high-quality meat and other products obtained from the Oklahoma Food Bank and other donors, Westview plans to add a second walk-in freezer. The cost of the project is $14,000.
2. To take good care of our 1,500 acres, teach our young men stewardship, and allow them the opportunity to safely earn money, Westview is seeking to replace a ZTR mower; the mower required costs $5,000.
3. Westview Boys' Home needs two new fifteen-passenger vans to replace existing equipment. Caregivers use these vans to transport residents to school, church, ball games, and other life experiences. The vans have been located and will cost $39,500 each.
4. At Park House, Westview desires to replace a cellar with a safe room for residents and guests. The cost of this work is $18,500.
5. As a part of its ongoing Restoration Project, Westview is remodeling the laundry rooms in three of its houses to improve and modernize them. Each of these remodels will cost $16,500.
CEO/Executive Director Statement
Westview Boys’ Home is unique. Let’s talk about the differences that make us one of a kind.
Westview tailors its work to suit the needs of each youth. Every youth coming to Westview takes a battery of instruments identifying targets needing attention in a boy’s plan of care. Each plan is unique, formed by conversations with the young man, family, and caregivers. The shape of that plan changes as progress is made or new needs emerge. Success is measured by a yardstick specific to that young person. Our minimum goal is reconciliation of the youth with their family; optimally, we hope for reunification.
We use best practices to provide effective care for our young men. Westview shaped itself as a trauma-sensitive community before most understood the need to do so. Our covenant of hospitality binds each team member to help each traumatized youth to feel safe. Westview was an early adopter of Trust-Based Relational Interventions® as developed at TCU. Our entire staff uses this highly effective approach to help youth from hard places.
Westview provides educational and counseling opportunities for the families of our young men. We help families learn tools to help the success of reunification. Parenting in this world is challenging. It’s not a weakness to want to improve as a parent.
We work to provide normalcy. Young men can go hunting, fishing, or kayaking. They can take drivers ed, get their driver’s license, and earn the opportunity have a car. Since they are mainstreamed in public schools, our young men often choose to play football, basketball, or baseball. We encourage learning music. Beyond that, Westview has an award-winning livestock program. These opportunities are fun but also empower growth.
Westview operates with a unique financial model. Few can afford the costs of residential care; instead of working with government contracts, Westview works with donors to cover the cost of care. Using a sliding scale, Westview asks parents to participate as they are able financially, but no young man has ever been turned away for lack of funding.
We are a working ranch. With 1,500 acres in Harmon County, Westview maintains its own cattle herd, hay fields, and irrigated cotton farm. Besides providing work opportunities, the ranch connects our boys to nature and to the cycles of life that make human life possible. All of this space allows our young men to have room to play, to grow, and to find peace.
We continue to seek ways to make this a better place to serve vulnerable youth in our troubled world. Thank you for your interest in those efforts!
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma - Statewide
Westview Boys' Home serves families, most of whom reside in Oklahoma. A substantial number of our young men, though, come from other states: Texas, Colorado, and Kansas. We have, though, served families from California to New York.
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Human Services/Children's and Youth Services
Tertiary Organizational Category Human Services/Family Services (Adolescent Parents)
Description 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 Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. Westview uses grades, psychometric data, and plan of care progress evaluations to monitor short-term success. Data show lower stresses resulting from past traumas, improved grades, and improving family relationships.
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state.
Education - Over 90% of the young men who enter Westview arrive with significant educational issues. Westview provides customized accelerated learning opportunities to help young men catch up from their learning deficits. Within one year, Westview has every boy making at least passing grades. Westview has made it possible for many young men to graduate from high school when that might not have otherwise been possible. Westview also helps promising young men go on to college, if they wish.
Economic - Young men graduating from high school at Westview will earn, on average, at least $8,000 more per year over their lifetime, making as much difference as $320,000 to $500,000 over their career.
Legal - Many of the young men in our care are, or have been, on probation. Law enforcement officials estimate that many would end up incarcerated if not for their time at Westview. Researchers calculate that every 14 year old juvenile not turned from a life of crime ends up costing the American taxpayer from 2.6 to 5.3 million dollars over their lifetime. Using a conservative cost savings of 3 million dollars for young person we are able to turn around, this means that Westview saves the American taxpayer as much as 20 million dollars per year.


Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. Westview uses self-reports from our alumni, reports from families, high school graduation rates, and trade school or college graduation rates to monitor success. Alumni who are engaged with faith, family, and career mark our successes. When an alumnus is incarcerated, this means that either our program was not adequately helpful or that, of his own volition, a young man chose poorly.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success. Westview alumni often do well in their adult lives. They become successful contractors, accountants, teachers, coaches, and ministers. Many choose to serve in the various branches of the military. A number of alumni have returned to serve Westview in various roles, including caregiver, transition living program mentor, ranch manager, and executive director.
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 Served Families
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Ron Bruner
Start Date Oct 1999
Email ron.bruner@gmail.com
Dr. Ron Bruner has a lifetime of experience in mentoring, teaching, and training young people, along with decades of business and consulting experience.
Bruner has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Arts in Ministry from Oklahoma Christian University. He earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Abilene Christian University, where he also did his Master of Divinity studies.
Ron served as a board member of Network 1:27 (formerly the Christian Child and Family Services Association) from 2011 to 2017; he was the president from 2014 to 2016. He has also served as a board member of Great Plains Leadership Training for Christ since 1995. Ron has represented Westview with OKCare (an organization of child care providers in the state of Oklahoma) and is a member of the Association of Youth Ministry Educators and of the National Council on Family Relations. In 2015, Ron participated in the Leaders’ Circle program of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits.
Ron edited a book with Dr. Dudley Chancey designed for Christian parents of adolescents–Owning Faith: Reimagining the Role of Church and Family in the Faith Journey of Teenagers. This book was published by Leafwood Press in 2017. In 2015, he co-edited the highly-regarded book Along the Way: Conversations about Children and Faith with Dr. Dana Kennamer Pemberton. He also contributed several chapters to that work.
Ron continues to study the effects of trauma on children who afterward come into foster and residential care. He also researches the spiritual formation of children, intergenerational faith transmission, ethics, and leadership. Ron has presented and published scholarly work in all of these fields. He regularly lectures on youth ministry and intergenerational ministry in churches, university classrooms, and in training sessions with teammates at Westview.
Senior Staff
Josh BirneyManager of Social Services
John MooreDirector of Development
Terry OwensCampus Manager
Number of Full-time Staff 17
Number of Part-time Staff 1
Number of Contract Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 70
Staff Retention Rate 100
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? No
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
Caucasian 15
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 1
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 9
Female 8
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant Yes
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, Standards of Excellence Program Graduate2015
Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, Standards of Excellence Program Graduate2006
External Assessments and Accreditations
Residential Child Care Agency1956
Oklahoma Nonprofit Excellence AwardOklahoma Center for Nonprofits2013
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? Yes
Board Chair
Name Dr. Alvin Baumwart
Company Affiliation Highland Veterinary Clinic
Term Oct 2018 to Oct 2020
Board of Directors
List Current as of Dec 16, 2019
Board of Directors List
Mr. Randy AllenFarmers InsuranceVoting
Dr. Alvin BaumwartHighland Veterinary ClinicVoting
Dr. Steve GreggSteve W. Gregg, DDSVoting
Dr. Mike HendersonFox Rural Medical ClinicVoting
Mr. Kenneth HortonFirst Capital BankVoting
Dr. Doug KirkpatrickSouthwest Veterinary ClinicVoting
Mr. Paul KluverAttorneyVoting
Mr. Charles LocklearLocklear Roofing (Retired)Voting
Mr. Herman NesserFarm Service Agency (Retired)Voting
Mr. Marvin StewartBeckham County Commissioner (Retired)Voting
Mr. Todd ThomasW. T. Waggoner EstateVoting
Board Term Lengths 0 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 20 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Standing Committees
Board Development / Board Orientation
Comments on Board & Governance
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
The Westview Boys' Home board of directors has long made it a practice to recruit and train its own members. Learning the operations and history of the Home takes years, so board members tend to stay for long terms. Those terms are limited only by a board member's ability and willingness to serve. Recruitment of new members is limited by the necessary passion for the work, the commitment involved, and the smaller population available within a reasonable travel distance of the home.
Board members often bring their experience from other boards and contribute their professional expertise as well. Questions and conversations at board meetings are lively and healthy.
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Oct 01, 2019-Sept 30, 2020
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $1,633,230
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $1,598,785
Financial Documents
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Revenue$1,231,558$2,233,648$1,518,039
Total Expenses$1,518,685$1,409,924$1,358,984
Revenue Less Expenses($287,127)$823,724$159,055
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201820172016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$7,588$5,802$4,668
Unrealized Gain/Loss($6,801)($441)--
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$1,119,097$1,066,748$1,018,559
Administration Expense$179,538$140,428$141,606
Fundraising Expense$220,050$202,747$198,819
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.811.581.12
Program Expense/Total Expenses74%76%75%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue19%9%14%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$2,751,917$3,028,511$2,229,598
Current Assets$103,987$431,237$162,161
Long-Term Liabilities$18,025--$42,155
Current Liabilities$29,410$36,902$19,558
Total Net Assets$2,704,482$2,991,609$2,167,885
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities3.5411.698.29
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets1%0%2%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201820172016
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $1,149,665Contributions $2,160,154Contributions $1,409,041
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $62,120Earned Revenue $35,881Earned Revenue $80,779
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountOther $18,986Other $32,252Other $23,551
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? No
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? Yes
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from the IRS Form 990s.
Note 1: Per discussion with the organization, the breakout of the programs, administrative and fundraising expenses do not reflect properly on their Form 990s. The organization reviewed their expenses and provided their reasonable estimate what the percentage breakout would have been.
Contributions may include foundations and corporations when the breakout was not available.
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Address PO Box 553
120 West Broadway
Hollis, OK 73116 0553
Primary Phone 580 688-9281
Contact Email ron.bruner@gmail.com
Give with Credit Card https://www.westviewboyshome.com
CEO/Executive Director Ron Bruner
Board Chair Dr. Alvin Baumwart
Board Chair Company Affiliation Highland Veterinary Clinic