Boys Town

Bullying, Counseling, Crisis, Domestic Violence, LGBT, Parenting, Sexual Assault, Suicide & Self-harm - Families, Children, Teens

Saving Children, Healing Families

The Boys Town National Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and is staffed by specially trained Boys Town counselors. It is accredited by the American Association of Suicidiology (AAS). Spanish-speaking counselors and translation services representing more than 140 languages are available, along with a TDD line (1-800-448-1833), that allows counselors to communicate with speech-impaired and deaf callers.

If you face problems such as domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse, thoughts of suicide, parenting worries or out-of-control children, you can call the Hotline to receive services.

Boys Town also provides the following services:

  • Family Home Program
    We provide a family for children ages 10 to 18. Six to eight boys or girls live in each single-family home with a married couple called Family-Teachers®.
  • Residential Treatment Center
    We treat children ages 5 to 18 who have severe behavioral and mental health problems.
  • Intervention and Assessment Services
    We provide care for abused, neglected, runaway and delinquent youth of all ages by removing them from dangerous situations, assessing their needs, and beginning to work toward family reunification or other permanent care.
  • In-Home Family Services
    We help teach families not only how to handle issues after they arise but also how to prevent them from becoming more disruptive, while they remain in their home.
  • Foster Family Services
    Foster parents, trained and supported by Boys Town, open their homes to children who need a safe place to live. Become a foster parent.
  • Common Sense Parenting®
    The proactive skills and techniques taught in this program help parents create healthy family ​relationships that foster safety and well-being at home, in school and in the community. Find a class near you.
  • Boys Town Parenting Resources
  • Boys Town parenting experts have a wealth of ​experience in a broad variety of parenting subjects. This information, backed by research and proven in real-world situations, is available for free in the parenting section of this website.