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Programs

​​​Boys Town has been dedicated to saving children and healing families for 100 years. Boys Town Central Nebraska 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.

Foster Family Services

Foster parents, trained and supported by Boys Town, open their homes to children who need a safe place to live. To embark on the meaningful journey of becoming a foster parent in Central Nebraska, get started here or call 308-381-4444 (Grand Island) or 308-224-3338 (Kearney).

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.

  • 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.

  • Common Sense Parenting ® helps parents learn new skills, build on their parenting strengths and develop healthy relationships with their children. Numerous families and children benefit each year from these classes, which are offered to parents in the Grand Island / Kearney area. Learn more or find a class in your area.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Boys Town Schools ® include school programs operated by Boys Town that help students with learning or behavioral problems to be successful in the classroom. ​This includes students who are being served by Boys Town programs or have struggled or failed in mainstream schools. Specially trained Boys Town teachers and administrators provide instruction to help meet children's unique learning needs. Learn more