To support and strengthen youth, young adults and families through services that inspire and equip them to lead independent and productive lives.
The Omaha Home for Boys provides care and support for at-risk youth ages 14-24 as part of its mission of Strengthening Youth and Families. The Omaha Home for Boys is committed to providing services to young men and women through family-style, community-based programs supported by education.
The Home is a nonprofit, nonsectarian 501(c)(3) charitable organization providing treatment and care to about 400 young men and women each year regardless of race, religion or ability to pay.
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- What is the Omaha Home for Boys?The Omaha Home for Boys is comprised of three programs: Inspiration Hill Residential Care, Jacobs’ Place Transitional Living and Branching Out Independent Living. Each program is unique in its own way with the goal being reunification with families and development of productive citizens with a solid foundation to connect with their communities.
- How do youth come to the Omaha Home for Boys Residential Care program and how long do they stay?Youth arrive at the Omaha Home for Boys through private placement, social workers, juvenile justice professionals and other youth care professionals. Average length of stay for youth is less than one year. This is based on the youth’s ability to make a commitment and learn the skills necessary to advance through the behavior modification program.
- Do the youth attend public schools?Yes, our youth attend more than a dozen schools schools in the Omaha area. This allows them to be part of the community and establish positive relationships with teachers and other administrators. The importance of education is stressed to all youth in our programs. We want to present youth with every opportunity for success. The Home provides educational support including tutors, state-of-the-art learning facilities and study resources for youth.
- Do the boys attend church?A solid spiritual foundation is critical to the youths’ success. Each youth attends worship services every week with their families or cottages. In addition, prayers and devotions are a regular part of their daily life.
- How can I support your youth?There are a variety of ways you can donate to Omaha Home for Boys. Or, you can give in a variety of ways to support our young women and men. Donate
- What type of facilities do you have?The 59-acre residential campus supports eight cottages housing up to eight boys and two House Parents per cottage. The campus also includes a dining hall, learning center, recreation center, museum and Youth and Family Services building. The Jacobs’ Place campus includes two apartment buildings both with five units. Each building houses up to nine young men and nine young women. Buildings are gender-specific. Jacobs’ Place also has a central learning center.
- Is Omaha Home for Boys active in the Community?The Omaha Home Boys prides itself on community-based programs and collaboration with other youth-caring organizations. Some of these include The Empowerment Network, Goodwill Industries, Omaha Street School, Nebraska Children and Families Foundation and Omaha Public Schools.