Founded in 1917 by Father Edward J. Flanagan, Boys Town provides children and families with services in their own homes, or, when necessary, family-like out-of-home services to children with special treatment needs across the nation. It's modern mission statement is: Mission: Changing the way America cares for children and families by providing and promoting a continuum of care that strengthens body mind, and spirit. Vision: America?s beacon of healing and hope, strengthening children and families through life-changing care.
-- Treatment Family Homes, long-term therapeutic family-style residential care. -- Intervention and Assessment Services, short-term emergency care and evaluation to children in need. -- In-Home Family Services, providing in-home family therapy to help resolve family issues to prevent out-of-home placement -- Specialized Treatment Foster Care and Traditional Foster Care -- National Research Hospital specializing in hearing, vision and communication disorders -- Boys Town National Hotline (1-800-448-3000), a toll-free national crisis hotline for children and parents -- Boys Town Training, providing training and outreach programs to schools, youth-care organizations and other child-caring groups. -- Common Sense Parenting and other parent training