Mission: Founded in 1917 by Father Edward J. Flanagan, Boys Town provides children and families with services in their own homes, or, when necessary, family-like out-of-home services to children with special treatment needs across the nation. Mission: Changing the way America cares for children and families by providing and promoting a continuum of care that strengthens body mind, and spirit. Vision: America’s beacon of healing and hope, strengthening children and families through life-changing care.
Results: Since Father Flanagan first began helping children, Boys Town has been a good steward for its donors, providing cost-effective, cost-efficient programs based on traditional family values that have an immediate and long-term impact.
Programs: Nebraska/iowa - see schedule o for complete description
boystown national research hospital - see schedule o for complete description
programs across america - see schedule o for complete description
In response to the accusation about Boys Town sexual scandal, I'd like to suggest going to the Wikipedia link provided below that says this accusation is unfounded. Judge for yourself. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_child_prostitution_ring_allegations
I have given donations to Boys Town in the past and supported their work. However, tonight my husband told me about a scandal involving Boys Town and their involvement and complicity in abuse of the children in their care. Google "Franklin" and "Boys Town" for various articles. Some artidcles I found: http://franklinscandal.com/franklinscandal_boystown.html and http://news-now.org/2011/05/flashback-boys-town-abuse-franklin-coverup/ This was from the 1980s, not the 1880s. It horrified me that this could have occurred with the knowledge and participation of the organization. At this point, hopefully things have changed dramatically at the organization, but I will be looking at other organizationsto donate my hard earned dollars.