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Boys Town Family Home Program SM

Children, usually ages 10 to 17, receive care and treatment from married couples called Family-Teachers ® in four homes for youth at Boys Town Central Florida’s Demetree campus in Oviedo. Many of these children have suffered the trauma of abuse, neglect and abandonment, and have been removed from their homes. Often, they have serious emotional and behavioral problems. Family-Teachers and Assistant Family-Teachers (who help care for youth in Family Homes) provide compassionate, effective care while meeting the daily needs of each child. In these single-family homes, youth form a family and learn social and independent-living skills that help them find success in school and in their community. The ultimate goal is to reunify children with their families, whenever possible. Children are referred to Family Homes through contracts with state agencies.