Full House, Full Hearts

Some married couples would consider it to be a daunting adjustment to move into a house full of eight teenage boys. But for Kevin and Ashley Barrett it was the exact opposite. “Kevin and I both come from big families,” said Ashley. “He has six brothers and sisters and I have seven, so it was

Branching Out Youth Become Workforce Ready

Did you know that more than one third of the young adults that seek the guidance of Omaha Home for Boys have never been employed? Those who have had previous employment most likely found themselves in a low paying job where they barely earned enough to scrape by. Because finding and maintaining employment is such

Omaha Home for Boys Welcomes First Clients to New Supportive Housing Program

Omaha Home for Boys opened the doors to its new Supportive Housing Program in December 2018, expanding the Home’s continuum of care to five core programs and filling a much needed gap in housing services for at-risk young adults in the community. The Home’s new Supportive Housing Program offers affordable, safe, temporary housing to young

Lamberty, Russell, Seip Join Board of Directors

Omaha Home for Boys is honored to announce the election of three new members to our Board of Directors. Patricia Lamberty, Serenna D. Russell and Mark Seip will serve as Directors on the board leading Omaha Home for Boys. Pat is a retired State District Court Judge. Admitted to practice by the Nebraska State Bar,

Kirsten Case Named Board Chair at Omaha Home for Boys

Omaha Home for Boys is honored to announce that longtime board member Kirsten Case has been appointed Board Chair of the Omaha Home for Boys’ Board of Directors. Case is the Community Liaison at the UNO Service Learning Academy and has more than 20 years of nonprofit experience in direct service and administration. Prior to

The Home Was a Blessing When I Needed It Most

The following account was written by Christopher Michael Shores, a proud alumni of Omaha Home for Boys. From 1992 to 1994, Christopher resided at the Home in the Shrine Cottage with house parents Robert and Cathy Cork. Christopher was 16 years old when he voluntarily entered the Home.  I was born and raised in Kansas

Thoughts from the Archives – Howdy Mister

The following account was written by the Home’s historian, John E. Carter. We are in the Home’s 98th year now and you will no doubt be interested in the century celebration we have in store. It is being planned even as you read this. In order to promote the Home and to build the friendship

OHB Acknowledges 2018 Grant Awards

Omaha Home for Boys gratefully acknowledges the following foundations and organizations for their support in 2018 with grant awards. Grant awards November 1, 2017 through October 31, 2018: Aflac Foundation Anonymous FoundationAnonymous FoundationBank of the WestOliver & Ferrol Barklage FoundationClifton B. & Anne S. Batchelder FoundationBlue Cross Blue Shield of NebraskaRichard Brooke FoundationCox Community Impact

Omaha Home for Boys Opens Doors to Clinical Services Program

Expanding its continuum of care to include a Clinical Services Program, Omaha Home for Boys adds a core program to its service offerings and fills a critical void in the Omaha metro. On November 26, Omaha Home for Boys opened the doors to its new Clinical Services Program. The comprehensive Clinical Services Program offers a

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