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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​About Boys Town

While ministering to the ​homeless on the streets of Omaha, Nebraska, Father Edward Joseph Flanagan developed a lifelong interest in young people and their struggle to grow into responsible, productive members of society. Today, with your help, we continue Father Flanagan's mission of saving children and healing families.

Our Mission Statement

Changing the way America cares for children and families.


Experience the History of Hope – Visit the Village of Boys Town


When Father Edward J. Flanagan purchased the Overlook Farm in 1921, it became the new, permanent site of Boys Town. Over the decades that followed, schools, churches and homes were built, and tens of thousands of young lives have been transformed. When you visit the Village of Boys Town, you'll get an unforgettable glimpse into the history of an organization that has given new hope to so many at-risk children over the past 100 years.

Visit the Village

Boys Town is also home to parenting and child behavior experts who have developed a wealth of original content over the years and it is available for free in our For Paren​ts section. ​From toddlers to teens, if you have a question, chances are we have got an article, video or Q&A on the subject.

Our Leadership & Publications

Board of Trustees | Executive Leaders | Father Steven Boes | Annual Report | ​Charity Accreditation | National Journal