The largest campus area outside the Village of Boys Town, Nebraska, Boys Town Central Florida opened in 1986 in Oviedo. The site also works with the state of Florida to combat child abuse and neglect through one short-term Intervention and Assessment center. Community Support Services include Children in Need of Services/Family in Need of Services, Common Sense Parenting classes, and Project Safe Place, a national program that assists at-risk girls and boys in crisis. These programs and services touch the lives of 7,600 children and families in Central Florida each year.
Boys Town has been dedicated to saving children and healing families for 100 years. Boys Town Central Florida offers a variety of services based on the research-proven Boys Town Model®:
Intervention and Assessment
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.
Boys Town Family Homes
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®. In these homes, youth learn social and independent-living skills that help them find success in school and in their community.
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.
Community Support Services
Children and parents can tap in to a wide variety of resources to learn how to help themselves through advice from our experts, or receive direct care through specialized services. Most resources focus on prevention rather than intervention.