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The House at 122 Maher Drive
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The House at 122 Maher Drive

​A revolution in youth care was launched in 1975 when this former dormitory was converted into the first Boys Town Family Home. This new model of care, where a group of boys or girls live and learn under the care and tutelage of a married couple known as Family-Teachers, would eventually spread beyond Boys Town to residential youth care programs across the country. Watch the video to learn how it all began.


Moments in History – First Family Home from Boys Town on Vimeo.