David and I

Let me tell you a little bit about David. The things that David went through as a child are hard for me to even talk about and impossible for me understand. His upbringing through foster care as an adolescent was wildly tumultuous and caused trauma that will never truly be rectified. In Branching Out, David

Produce with Purpose CSA


The Magic Lives On

Think back to the time in your life when you were first striking out on your own. Navigating the complexities of college applications, financial aid, transportation, budgeting, college visits, job interviews, housing and just life in general as a teen or young adult is a daunting task. This transition to independence is even more complicated

Meet Our New 2018 Board of Directors

                  Omaha Home for Boys is excited to announced the election of three new members to our Board of Directors. Randal J. “Randy” Behounek, Carolyn Rooker and Reginald “Reggie” Young will serve as Directors on the 29-member board leading the Home. Behounek is the Vice President of

Thoughts from the Archives – Springview Stock Farm

Springview Stock Farm. That’s the name N. I. Solomon, a prosperous merchant, gave to his newly acquired 160 acre farm southeast of what would eventually be 52nd and Ames in 1880. Solomon specialized in raising harness horses, Shetland ponies and pureblood Jersey cattle in a 100 foot barn. He built a three story brick home

Stitched with Love

It was a chilly, dreary November day with a brisk breeze that made it feel much colder than the thermometer read. It was the kind of fall day in Nebraska that sends a chill through your body just by looking out the window at the gray sky and bare trees. But despite the gloomy weather

Mentoring with Meaning

Twice a week you’ll find Tim Shepherd faithfully making the drive from his west Omaha office where he is a civil engineer to 52nd and Ames Streets. Rain or shine Tim hits the road with one destination in sight:  tutoring young men at the Omaha Home for Boys School. Tim volunteers his time and talents

She stressed about the perfect Christmas gifts. Then this happened…

The following account was written by Brandy Gustoff, the former Program Manager of Transition Services at Omaha Home for Boys, on December 22, 2016: I stress myself out every year at Christmas time. Not because of the baking, preparing for company, decorating or the lack of time to get it all done, but because I

Jeff DeWispelare Named Omaha Home for Boys’ President & CEO

Jeff DeWispelare

Omaha Home for Boys will soon have a new leader. Jeff DeWispelare has been named President & CEO of the Home effective January 1, 2018. DeWispelare will be taking over the role of President & CEO as a result of the pending retirement of current President & CEO, Jeff Moran. Moran will act as President

Thoughts from the Archives – In the Letters

The pictures accompanying this article tell of an interesting time in the development of the Home. In the 1940s we made the move to our 52nd Street campus, built six buildings (five of them residential cottages), and conducted a multi-year capital campaign among Omaha friends for Support. With the increased popularity of direct nationwide fundraising,