About Valley-Lake Boys Home, Inc.

The Valley-Lake Boy’s Home, Inc. is a private non-profit residential treatment facility that was started in 1975. This facility provides 24 hour supervision and programming for boys aged 12 to 18 with behavior problems and/or delinquency issues. Boys sent to this facility learn to control their impulsive, sometimes violent, behaviors. The home is a place where boys learn to respect themselves and others. The Valley-Lake Boy’s Home strives to create an environment that encourages young men to accept responsibility for their actions and demonstrate that they are able to make positive life choices. The facility is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors from the Breckenridge, MN area who volunteer their services.

The Valley-Lake Boy’s Home, Inc. is a member of the Minnesota Council of Child Care Agencies (MCCCA).  A professional asssociation of therapeutic providers, MCCCA is a leading voice in maintaining and strengthening high quality care and treatment for Minnesota’s emotional troubled children, children with behavior problems, and their families.

Meet Our Directors

Joanna Etzler

Joanna Etzler

Executive Director

Joanna has been employed at Valley Lake for over 25 years. She has served as a Case Manager, Program Director, and took over as Executive Director in February, 2019. 

Dave Weinbar

Dave Weinbar

Program Director

Dave has served Valley Lake as a Case Manager for 5 years. He took over as Program Director in February, 2019. 

Karla Littke

Karla Littke

Assistant Director

Karla has served as Program Director, and has taken over as Assistant Director in February, 2019.