Omaha Home for Boys Opens Doors to Clinical Services Program

Expanding its continuum of care to include a Clinical Services Program, Omaha Home for Boys adds a core program to its service offerings and fills a critical void in the Omaha metro.

Clinical Services staff (clockwise from upper left) Daryl Howard, Lara Johnson, Nicole Wagner and Rita Dantzler

On November 26, Omaha Home for Boys opened the doors to its new Clinical Services Program. The comprehensive Clinical Services Program offers a number of behavioral health, mental health and substance abuse services that are both trauma focused and strength based. The services offered place a high emphasis on education, practice and development of new skills to help clients achieve goals.

Services provided on site at the Home’s main campus include day reporting, intensive outpatient programs, evaluations and outpatient programs. Community based services include intensive family preservation and family support.

The new Clinical Services Program serves as a vital component of the continuum of care offered at Omaha Home for Boys. For the first time in the Home’s nearly 100-year history, youth can receive support in every aspect of their lives, including education, housing, therapy and employment, all at the Home’s main campus.

“We are extremely excited about the launch of our new Clinical Services Program,” said Jeff DeWispelare, Omaha Home for Boys President & CEO. “Whatever the behavioral or mental health needs of our clients may be, we are now able to help them right here on our campus.”

The new Clinical Services Program reaches beyond aiding Omaha Home for Boys youth and families to serving members of the community as well. Both evaluations and outpatient services are available to the public.

“With the launch of the Home’s Clinical Services Program, there will no longer be a void of intensive outpatient services in North Omaha,” said Brandy Gustoff, Innovative Growth Leader at Omaha Home for Boys. “The new program also fills the high community need for in-home and prevention services that allow young people to avoid detention centers or out-of-home placements while receiving treatment.”

The Clinical Services Program is overseen by Clinical Director, Daryl Howard, MS, LIMHP. Daryl has over 20 years of experience in the field, 12 of which are as a clinician. Joining Daryl on the clinical services team are an onsite therapist, a community services manager, a skill builder, a community therapist and a youth care worker.

The Clinical Services Program is one of four core program offered at Omaha Home for Boys whose mission is to support and strengthen youth, young adults and families. The Home’s other core programs include residential living, transitional living and independent living.