Basic Organization Information
Father Flanagans Boys Home dba Boys Town
- Physical Address:
Boys Town, NE
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- NTEE Category:
P Human Services
P40 Family Services
W Public, Society Benefit
E Health—General & Rehabilitative
E20 Hospitals and Primary Medical Care Facilities
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Changing the way America cares for children, families and communities by providing and promoting an Integrated Continuum of Care that instills Boys Town values to strengthen body, mind and spirit.
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Reverend Steven E. Boes
Father Steven Boes follows in the footsteps of four visionary and compassionate leaders at Boys Town. Since 2005, Boes has served as Executive Director. Under his guidance, Boys Town continues to expand its care across America. As one of the largest non-profit child-care agencies in the country, Boys Town provides compassionate treatment for the behavioral, emotional and physical problems of children and families. In 2010, Boys Town helped more than 1.6 million people. Boys Town founder Father Flanagan’s simple dream to make the world a better place for children thrives today in the hearts and minds of our current leaders and staff.
Father Boes has a long history of caring for children. In his position at the St. Augustine Mission, Father Boes learned to work with children of all faiths, especially the Native American children and their unique culture and spirituality. Today, he carries on his desire to help children through his role at Boys Town. Father Boes is a native of Carroll, Iowa, and long-time resident of Elgin, Neb. He is a graduate of Pope John Central Catholic High School in Elgin. He holds a bachelor?s degree, summa cum laude, in sociology from St. John Vianney College Seminary, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn.; master?s degrees in theology and divinity from the St. Paul Seminary College, University of St. Thomas; and a master?s in counseling from Creighton University in Omaha. He is the oldest of six children born to Eugene and Mary Jane (Nepple) Boes of Elgin. Boes, an ordained Catholic priest for 20 years, last served as Director of the St. Augustine Indian Mission and associate pastor of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Winnebago, Neb., St. Joseph Catholic Church in Walthill, Neb., Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Macy, Neb., and St. Cornelius Catholic Church, Homer, Neb.
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- Population Served:
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
--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
Program Long-Term Success:
In 2006, a record number of children ? 47,170 ? received help from Boys Town?s youth care and health care programs in 14 states and in the District of Columbia. Nearly 450,000 children and families were directly assisted through the Boys Town National Hotline, including more than 34,000 calls from youth where hotline staff intervened to save the caller?s life or provide therapeutic counseling. Nearly one million more children were assisted through Child and Family Support Services.
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Expert Reviews and Comments
Evidence of Impact
Boys Town benefits from effective programs and strong evaluation. Boys Town has conducted long-term outcome evaluation (a five-year study and a sixteen-year study) to assess the impact of their program. Both studies revealed that youth maintained positive outcomes and used what they learned in the program long after they returned to their communities.
According to experts, Boys Town has visionary leadership and evaluation of service delivery. In addition, they have a strong research focus; their Research Advisory Board has helped them make significant contributions to the literature on children's mental health in a number of specific areas.
Areas for Improvement
According to expert opinion, Boys Town would be stronger if they increased their ability and willingness to partner with other nonprofit organizations.