Children’s Programs at Boys Town

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Boys Town
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An experienced finances and operations executive, Michael Vasaturo currently serves as the chief financial officer and vice president of New Haven Terminal, Inc., a company he joined in 1989. Additionally, Michael “Mike” Vasaturo regularly donates to charitable organizations like the Children’s Miracle Network and Boys Town.

Founded in 1917 outside of Omaha, Nebraska, Boys Town started as a boarding home for about 100 boys and has grown to help more than two million children each year in nine states and the District of Columbia. Today, the Boys Town organization helps abused and neglected boys and girls, as well as families in need, with programs based on its five critical elements: empowerment, care, teaching, support, and relationship skills.

For children, Boys Town locations offer several programs, including the Family Home Program, In-Home Family Services, and Foster Family Services, among others. The Family Home Program is open to children from 10 to 18 years of age, allowing as many as eight girls or boys to stay in a single-family home for up to 18 months. During that time, the children attend schools and learn social skills. The In-Home Family Services program helps families deal with disruptive members and confront and control a range of issues without separating children from their parents. Under the direction of on-call Family Consultants, families learn helpful evidence-based techniques. Finally, the Foster Family Services program provide children with a safe place while they transition from hospitals or social services to their caregivers. All of the programs hope to return the children to their homes and reunite them with their families, if at all possible.

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