Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Rod Kempkes
Primary Contact Name
Melissa Steffes
Main Address

Boys Town Headquarters
14100 Crawford Street
United States

Boys Town Iowa
1702 W Broadway #17
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
United States

Boys Town South Omaha
2501 South 25th Street
Omaha , NE 68107
United States

Boys Town North Omaha
5076 Ames Avenue
Omaha , NE 68014
United States

Boys Town National Research Hospital
14000 Boys Town Hospital Rd
Boys Town, NE 68010
United States

What We Do

Our mission is to change the way America cares for children and families. Boys Town provides a wide range of services, each dependent on the individual needs of the child and their family.

We provide parents with tips, tools and advice through our website and social channels. We work with families in their homes, teaching caregivers parenting skills and how to access necessary resources to best provide for their families. We are in schools in almost every state, helping teachers deal with behavioral issues so they can focus more classroom time on teaching. When boys and girls need a higher level of care, we offer family-style residential homes and medically managed treatment centers. 

In recent years, Crisis Counselors at the Boys Town National Hotline® (800-448-3000) prevented more than 2,700 active suicides in progress. Boys Town programs and services touch the lives of more than 2 million people nationwide every year. In addition, Boys Town conducts applied research that focuses on understanding the problems children and families face in today’s world and identifying the most effective ways to help them.

Interesting Info
  • Boys Town started admitting girls in 1979.
  • Boys Town programs touch the lives of more than 2 million people every year.
  • Boys Town youth elect their own Mayor and Vice Mayor from their peers each year.

Blue Water Bash
Repeats daily, 6pm - 11:03pm for 20 times
Duration of 5 hours 3 minutes
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