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

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