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Programs

​​​Boys Town has been dedicated to saving children and healing families for 100 years. Boys Town Central Florida offers a variety of services based on the research-proven Boys Town Model®:

Intervention and Assessment

We provide care for abused, neglected, runaway and delinquent youth of all ages by removing them from dangerous situations, assessing their needs and beginning to work toward family reunification or other permanent care.

Boys Town Family Homes

We provide a family for children ages 10 to 18. Six to eight boys or girls live in each single-family home with a married couple called Family-Teachers®. In these homes, youth learn social and independent-living skills that help them find success in school and in their community.

In-Home Family Services

We help teach families not only how to handle issues after they arise but also how to prevent them from becoming more disruptive, while they remain in their home.

Community Support Services

Children and parents can tap in to a wide variety of resources to learn how to help themselves through advice from our experts, or receive direct care through specialized services. Most resources focus on prevention rather than intervention.

  • The Behavioral Health Clinic offers a wide range of outpatient services for children of all ages. Individual therapy, family therapy and psychological evaluations are available for children and young adults (up to age 22) who are experiencing any of a wide variety of problems, including ADHD, school difficulties, emotional issues, noncompliance and relationship concerns.

  • Care Coordination Services provide a lifeline for children suffering from mental health issues by connecting them with programs or resources that can provide the best care.

  • The Boys Town National Hotline® (800-448-3000) is a free resource and counseling service that assists youth and parents 24/7, year round, nationwide.

  • Parenting Support We've learned a lot about caring for children and families over the past 100 years. All that knowledge has been adapted and made available to all parents online. View our content for Parents »

  • Boys Town Press®produces books, audio products, DVDs, display materials and other resources to assist children, parents, caregivers, educators and other professionals.

  • YourLifeYourVoice.org is a special website that enables and encourages teens to share their problems and concerns in positive ways and provides access to immediate help in a crisis.

  • Project Safe Place was started by Boys Town Central Florida as part of the national Project Safe Place program. More than 37 Seminole County businesses and public locations, including the Sheriff's Office, Juvenile Assessment Center, Juvenile Court House and local fire stations, provide girls and boys in trouble with a safe haven. Boys Town professionals work with these children to identify their needs and try to reunite them with their family, whenever possible.

  • Comprehensive Behavioral Health Assessments (CBHA) are offered to children in foster care through outside providers working with Boys Town Central Florida. The purpose of the CBHA program is to assess the needs of children and make recommendations on the best possible treatment and care options.

  • School-Based Programs provide a variety of training and instruction resources for teachers, administrators and other school staff that can support or enhance an educational environment. Training programs are based on the Boys Town Education Model®, which focuses on skills teaching, relationship building and effective discipline procedures.