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

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

Growing Green

                Fresh, locally-grown produce is commonplace year round in many parts of the United States, but harvesting fruits and vegetables is nearly unheard of in Omaha, Nebraska this time year when frigid temperatures and bone-chilling winds are routine. However, nestled on the outskirts of Omaha at Omaha 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

Answering the Call

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.