Page ContentThere Are ThousandsSince 1917, Boys Town has given thousands of at-risk children the love, support and education they need to succeed. When Boys Town saves a child, the positive effects ripple through the community, making greater progress for society as a whole. Watch this animated video to learn more about our work. What if You Grew Up on the Streets?How would your life have been different if you’d had to struggle just to make it through the day without getting beaten, robbed, shot… or worse? Sadly, many at-risk kids find false security in gangs or numb the pain with drugs and alcohol. This is where Boys Town comes in. With your help, we can give these children and their families the hope, support and tools they need to end the cycle of poverty, addiction and violence and prepare them for a successful future as productive members of their communities. Keeping Families Together Every family has its problems, but some families' problems threaten their very existence. Drug and alcohol addiction. Domestic abuse. Adolescent defiance and behavioral challenges. These are issues that Boys Town In-Home Family Services consultants work to overcome as they strive to keep struggling families together. Watch the video below to see these dedicated professionals in action.