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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​No Child's Life Should Be Hopeless

Imagine growing up with absent parents, surrounded by gang violence and rampant drug activity. Imagine having to steal food just to survive day to day. These are the kids who have slipped through society’s cracks. The sad part is, just like all children, they have potential – they ​just need hope and someone to believe ​in them. Boys Town provides both to thousands of ​at-risk children each year.

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Miketazia’s Story

Sexually abused as a young girl by a close and trusted relative, Miketazia came to Boys Town broken, guarded and vulnerable. Over the course of her stay, she not only learned to trust again, but she also began to believe in herself.


Trudy's Story

Struggling to adjust to caring for a baby with special needs, Trudy turned to drugs for escape. Eventually her son was ​taken from her. Only Boys Town gave her the help and strength to turn her life around.

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