Boys Town Central Nebraska and Kearney Hilltop Mall have teamed up to raise community awareness about child abuse. Throughout the month of April, Hilltop Mall will display an exhibit highlighting Boys Town programs that are tackling this difficult systematic issue.
The exhibit, located in the center court in front of Old Navy, includes cardboard cutouts, floor decals, and materials that highlight the stories of the children and families served by Boys Town. The display also includes parenting advice, tips for how to access additional resources and assistance, and information on how to become a foster parent.
“Child abuse continues to be a large problem throughout the United States, and particularly in Nebraska,” said Megan Andrews, senior director of program operations for Boys Town Central Nebraska. “Through our programs, we strive to strengthen families and give parents the tools they need to be successful and to keep kids safe and happy.”
Over 700 children were served by Boys Town in Central Nebraska last year, many of them have suffered past abuse, and Boys Town and Hilltop Mall are committed to seeing an end to this terrible issue.
About Boys Town
For 100 years, Boys Town has been a beacon of hope for America’s children and families through its life-changing youth care and health care programs. In 2017, almost 500,000 children and families across the United States were impacted by Boys Town programs. This includes those who received services from Boys Town’s residential programs as well as those served by the many varied programs that comprise the Boys Town Integrated Continuum of Child and Family Services, including In-Home Family Services, health care services provided by Boys Town National Research Hospital and the Boys Town National Hotline. You can find more information about Boys Town online at www.Boystown.org.