December brings many things: winter, the holidays, College Bowl Season and the passing of yet another year. For the farm crew at Omaha Home for Boys Cooper Farm, December signals cattle clipping.
Just like most teenage boys, the young men in Omaha Home for Boys’ Residential Care Program have busy schedules. They wake early for breakfast and soon after they’re off to school followed by part-time jobs and therapy. Evenings are a flurry of dinner, homework and time with their Life Skills Teachers and peers.
Omaha Home for Boys recently announced the sale of Cooper Village to NOVA Treatment Community.
Maurionte is only seventeen years old, but he has already faced enough struggles to fill a lifetime. The victim of a childhood filled with instability, Maurionte watched hopelessly as his mother was caught in the grip of drug addiction. He didn’t have a consistent, positive male role model in his life and struggled with behavioral issues. He eventually found himself living with different family members and in multiple foster homes.
Yesterday Unsupportive parents who didn’t care about education. Multiple out-of-home placements in group homes and foster care. Being forced to work to help with family bills. No educational goals or hope of graduation. These were just a few of the obstacles facing four teens and young adults who entered Jacobs’ Place, Omaha Home for Boys
The Home has been bustling with excitement this summer as the youth have been busy studying, working, and squeezing in recreation activities. Taking a break from the traditional school day, the young men in our Inspiration Hill Residential Care Program are attending summer school only in the mornings. They are determined to keep up the
Joe and April Wickiser have made it a holiday tradition to give back to those less fortunate. In year’s past, they have adopted families and brightened their holidays by providing gifts and groceries. While the Wickiser’s are grateful that they are in a position to support those in their community through this adoption program, this
Outside Dr. Anthony Dancer’s office in the Wurdeman Learning Center is what some may consider just writing on the wall. To the youth seated in the classrooms across the hall, it’s motivation to study harder.
Ken “Coach” Carter – immortalized by Samuel L. Jackson in the movie Coach Carter – is the keynote speaker for the Omaha Home for Boys’ Imagine Our Youth fundraising gala. The Imagine Our Youth gala is Thursday, September 15, at the Embassy Suites Omaha-LaVista. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a social hour and silent auction, followed by dinner and speaker presentation.
Longtime member Darren Carlson was appointed Chairman of the Omaha Home for Boys’ board of directors Jan. 12 during the first meeting of 2016. A partner in Omaha’s Carlson & Burnett Law Firm, Carlson received his B.S.in Agricultural Business from Iowa State University in 1985, and earned his Juris Doctorate magna cum laude from Creighton