Omaha Home for Boys recently announced the sale of Cooper Village to NOVA Treatment Community. Cooper Village, located at 8502 Mormon Bridge Road in Omaha, is on the grounds of Omaha Home for Boys’ Cooper Memorial Farm. The portion of property sold consists of a 10.09 acre parcel of land that houses an administrative building, two resident buildings and a garage.
Omaha Home for Boys will maintain ownership of the remaining 107 acres of land at Cooper Memorial Farm that includes a barn, large picnic pavilion and pasture land. The Home will continue to serve vulnerable youth through its 4-H program and youth employment program at Cooper Memorial Farm.
Omaha Home for Boys will also continue its collaboration with University of Nebraska Extension and Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at Cooper Memorial Farm which brings urban agricultural education to the area.
NOVA Treatment Community’s Adolescent Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility, Adult Residential Therapeutic Community, Adult Residential Short- Term, Foster Care and In-Home services will remain at Cooper Village.
“After careful consideration of many factors, it was determined that it is in the best interest of both Omaha Home for Boys and NOVA to sell the property,” said Omaha Home for Boys’ President & CEO, Jeff Moran. “We are thankful for the long term relationship we have built with NOVA and are thrilled that both organizations will have the opportunity to continue to serve those in need in our community.”
NOVA Treatment Community Chief Operations Officer, Lacy Rudder, who has been with NOVA since 2003, reiterated the sentiments of Moran saying, “This is an exciting time for NOVA. After 33 years of serving those in need in our community, NOVA will finally have a permanent place to call home. We are grateful to the Omaha Home for Boys for affording us this opportunity and for the relationship that we have developed with them over the years. It is one of both mutual respect and admiration and one we look forward to continuing.”
NOVA Treatments Communities new CEO, Pegg Siemek-Asche also added, “With so many changes over the years and treatment facilities closing their doors, it takes on a special meaning in behavioral health to have a permanent home for NOVA in the Omaha community.”
NOVA Treatment Community has been leasing the Cooper Village property from Omaha Home for Boys since December 2011.