Boys Town National Hotline

Options: Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization

Changing the way America cares for children, families and communities by providing and promoting an Integrated Continuum of Care that instills Boys Town values to strengthen body, mind and spirit.

The Boys Town National Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and staffed by specially trained Boys Town counselors. Parents, teens and families can find help with the following:

Suicide prevention; Sexual abuse; Parenting troubles;
Anger; Physical abuse; School issues; Chemical dependency; Relationship problems; Depression; Emotional abuse;Runaways; And much more.

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.

History of Organization:

In 1917, a young Irish priest named Father Edward J. Flanagan grew discouraged in his work with homeless men in Omaha, Nebraska. He shifted his attention and in December of that year, borrowed $90 to pay the rent on a boarding house that became Father Flanagan�s Home for Boys. Flanagan welcomed all boys, regardless of their race or religion. By the spring, 100 boys were living at the Home. In 1921, Father Flanagan purchased Overlook Farm on the outskirts of Omaha and moved his Boys� Home there. In time, the Home became known as the Village of Boys Town. By the 1930s, hundreds of boys lived at the Village which grew to include a school, dormitories and administration buildings. The boys elected their own government which included a mayor, council and commissioners. In 1936, the community became an official village in the state of Nebraska. -


Contact Information

Contact Phone Numbers

Number* Title / Description (Telephone, Toll free, Fax, etc.)
1-800-448-1833 TDD

Contact Emails

Email* Title / Description (Director, General, Intake, etc.)

Web Addresses

Website* Title / Description (National, Local office, etc.)

Primary Address

Title/Description (Corporate office, Headquarters, etc.)

Boys Town


14100 Crawford Street
Boys Town, NE 68010
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Service Area

National. United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam

Services Provided

Available Hours

24 hours / 7 days

Fees/Cost for Services


How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments

Languages Spoken or Available

English, Spanish, Access to language line

Speaker Available


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Volunteer Need


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