The Village of Boys Town, incorporated as a Nebraska municipality in 1936, has its own police and fire departments, schools, churches, post office and ball fields — along with numerous historic venues. At any given time, about 400 youth live in the Village, receiving care in dozens of single-family homes — typically eight boys or girls to a residence. They live with a married Family-Teaching Couple® that provides daily care for them and teaches life skills as part of the Boys Town Family Home ProgramSM. In this community of hope, boys and girls change their lives and prepare to go out into the world as confident people of good character. Boys Town Nebraska services touch the lives of nearly 150,000 children and families in the region each year.
The Village also serves as our national headquarters. It is the center of research and program development, and the organization’s administrative and financial activities. Boys Town National Research Hospital's®--West, with clinics that provide a variety of medical and child treatment services, is also located at the Village.