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South Florida Specific Programs

​​​​​Boys Town has been dedicated to saving children and healing families for over 100 years at the national level, and for 30 years in South Florida. We have provided life-changing services to improve the lives of more than 60,000 local boys and girls. Our goal is to offer every child the services they need despite of their circumstances, and to help children and parents improve their relationships so they can set their family on a positive path towards success.

Children and parents can tap into 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.

I​n-home Famil​y Services helps families create stronger, healthier, and happier relationships with their children. Empowers parents to address children's misbehavior in a positive way to set up the whole family for success. Offers 24/7 crisis support. A professional Family Consultant visit the family's home several times a week around the parents'/caregivers' schedule to provide guidance, share skills and offer resources to help families solve problems and promote a healthy family routine. Funded by Communities Connected for Kids, Children's Services Council of Martin County and Children's Services Council of Broward County.

Palm Beach County Office Phone #: 561-612-6000
Broward County Office Phone #: 754-222-8451 / Fax: 754-222-8461

See how In-Home Family Services have made a positive impact on one South Florida family

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. Parents who want to help their children cope with traumas and behavior concerns at home and at school, receive intensive home-based care coordination from a Family Consultant, who partners with other professionals from school and sister agencies to advocate and provide support for the child. Funded by Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network, Palm Beach County Community Services Department, Jim Moran Foundation in Broward County, and Broward County.

Palm Beach County Office Phone #: 561-612-6000
Broward County Office Phone ​#: 754-222-8451 / Fax: 754-222-8461

See what other families share about their experience Boys Town South Florida Families

The Behavioral Health Clinic offers a wide range of outpatient services for children from infancy to age 22. Individual and family therapy and psychological evaluations are available for children and young adults, who are experiencing social/emotional problems, including: anxiety, fears, ADHD, school difficulties, noncompliance and relationship concerns. Call 561-612-6056 to make an appointment.

Common Sense Parenting® helps parents learn new skills, build on their parenting strengths and develop healthy relationships with their children. There are two different classes: 1) For young children and 2) For school-age children. Numerous families and children benefit each year from these classes, which are offered to parents locally. Learn more or find a class in your area.

Primary Project helps students in 12 Palm Beach County elementary schools improve their adjustment to school and enhance their social and emotional well-being. More than 600 children participate in this program each year. Funded by Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County.

ParentChild+ offers home visits for families with 2- and 3-year-olds, focusing on language and preliteracy skills, as well as positive parent-child interactions. Parents learn how to enhance their child's development by working with a trained Early Learning Specialist, who uses selected books, educational toys and activities. Funded by Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County. Learn more about it:

ParentChild+ Equal Possibilities From The Start

LIFT Together with Boys Town is a community-based, multi-tiered, multi-component, prevention intervention system. Our goal is to intervene before problems reach a level where children are unsafe, not attending school, and the school community is not thriving. LIFT Together's family- and school-based programs combine for a multi-component approach that uses a common language and a common set of expectations among teachers, parents, and children. Learn More.

Boys Town South Florida is excited to partner with two schools to implement the LIFT Together program in our communities. 

  1. Mrs. Claudia Mejias, Principal at West Gate Elementary in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County. 
  2. Mrs. Jacqueline Arnaez, Principal at Stirling Elementary in Hollywood, Broward County, funded by The A. D. Henderson Foundation and Jim Moran Foundation. ​

Additional Community Support and Resources

  • 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.
  • 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.​​