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Date:12/12/2007

ureaucracy or budget constraints.

"Our ultimate goal is to provide opportunities for a child and family to heal in body, mind and spirit," Boes said.

Boys Town family services will link and provide a wide-array of services ranging from in-home child and family support services to intensive out-of-home treatment programs. The continuum's core will utilize Boys Town's proven, family-style programs and surround them with care coordination, medical services, education and its nonsectarian spirituality and religious base to provide healing.

Boys Town is a national beacon of hope for children and families. Father Edward Flanagan, Boys Town provides abused, abandoned, at risk and neglected children with a safe, caring, loving environment where they gain confidence to get better and learn skills to become productive citizens. That commitment to our nation's youth led to Boys Town's selection as one of the 100 Best Communities for Children as named by America's Promise Alliance in 2007, its second consecutive award. Nationally, Boys Town provides, through youth care and health care programs, which include the Boys Town National Research Hospital and Boys Town Pediatrics, direct care and treatment to more than 47,000 children at 19 sites in 15 states and the District of Columbia and extends outreach and training services to nearly 1 million children, families and professionals. Additionally, nearly 450,000 children and parents were directly assisted through the Boys Town National Hotline (1-800-448-3000), including more than 34,000 calls from youth where hotline staff intervened to save the caller's life or provide therapeutic counseling.


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