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​​​​​​​​​Every Child Deserves a Second Chance

Imagine living in fear every day and not being able to sleep at night. Imagine being bullied to the brink of suicide. Not surprisingly, many of these at-risk youths never learned the social skills they needed, nor were they given the opportunity, to grow into well-adjusted young adults.

A boy and his momBoys Town has been dedicated to saving children like these for 100 years. We believe that every child has the potential to succeed if given the opportunity. So, with your help, we offer programs designed to lift at-risk children out of poverty and ​despair:

  • Family Home Program
    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®.
  • Residential Treatment Center
    We treat children ages 5 to 17 who have severe behavioral and mental health problems. Learn more.
  • Intervention and Assessment Services
    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.
  • Your Life, Your Voice​
    This free website allows troubled teens to contact trained counselors via phone, chat, text or email.

An Inside Look at Life at Boys Town

Living with up to seven other boys or girls in a Boys Town Family Home is unlike anything most people have ever experienced. ​Hear about it from the youth and Family-Teachers themselves in the videos ​below.