Project Christmas Joy Partners Needed

Whether we are ready or not, the holidays are right around the corner. Can you believe it? This year Omaha Home for Boys is holding its first ever holiday gift and essentials drive for the young men and women in our programs. Project Christmas Joy will kick off on Giving Tuesday (November 27) and run

Feeling Alive – Fatima’s Story

In this video follow the journey of Fatima as she describes overcoming the obstacles of an unstable past to grow into an independent, confident adult with the guidance of Branching Out, Omaha Home for Boys Independent Living Program. Your Gift Helps Are you inspired by Fatima’s story? Today YOU have the opportunity to help other

Tracy Zaiss Joins Omaha Home for Boys Board of Directors

Omaha Home for Boys is excited to announce the election of Tracy Zaiss to its Board of Directors. Zaiss will serve as a Director on the 29-member board leading the Home. Zaiss is one of the most respected marketing strategists in the Midwest where she founded Zaiss & Company over 30 years ago. She is

Jacobs’ Place Relocates to Main Campus

After more than 20 years of service, the Home’s transitional living program moves to the main campus. In 1994, Omaha Home for Boys began operating its transitional living program known as Jacobs’ Place at an apartment complex located three miles south of the Home’s main campus. On September 13, Jacobs’ Place left its home for

Thoughts from the Archives – 70 Years of 4-H

Chances are you know the Home is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2020. Plans are being made for a year full of activities for all in our family to enjoy. Perhaps, however, you didn’t know the Home’s 4-H program is rightly proud of its 70th anniversary this year and is proudly expanding its program to

Cultivating Crops and Connections

The New American Urban Farm Program has taken root on Omaha Home for Boys’ main campus and there’ s much more growing than just crops. Since 2011, more than 6,000 refugees have called Omaha home. The New American Urban Farm Program is providing training and education to these refugees and immigrants, many of whom reside

Omaha Home for Boys High School Graduates Three, Has Record Year

The dining hall on the Omaha Home for Boys’ campus was bustling with excitement on the afternoon of August 10, 2018, where the high school graduation ceremony for three young men in the Home’s Residential Care Program was about to take place. Cesar, Pierce and Jamal had all met the graduation requirements of the Omaha

Omaha Home for Boys Achieves COA Reaccreditation

Following is a special announcement from our President and CEO, Jeff DeWispelare: COA – it’s such a small acronym, yet those three letters pack a big punch. I am thrilled to let you know that the Home has once again been reaccredited through the Council on Accreditation (COA)! Not only did the June 12th email

Thoughts from the Archives – If they had only known…

October 12, 1920…if only they had known. At the suggestion of juvenile court authorities, 12 Masons, representing every Masonic organization in Douglas County, met to incorporate a new home for children. Within six months they hired staff, purchased and equipped property at 22nd and Davenport Streets downtown, and opened their doors to their first resident,

Building a Community

An unsettled upbringing in foster care. Living on the streets hungry and broke. Searching for a job but uneducated with no transportation. The young men and women who seek the services of Branching Out, Omaha Home for Boys’ Independent Living Program, come from a variety of troubled backgrounds, yet these youth all have one thing