It is the mission of CEDARS to help children who have been abused, neglected, and homeless achieve safety, stability, and enduring family relationships.
For 70 years, thousands of vulnerable children and youth have found safe refuge and a new beginning at CEDARS. One of Nebraska’s most trusted child-service organizations, CEDARS makes sure that children feel safe and secure. At the same time, we’re giving parents, foster families, and partnering agencies the support they need to care effectively for children.
Little seven-year-old Kara will spend her holidays with us at CEDARS this year instead of at home. When neighbors reported concerns of abuse in her home, she came to stay with us. She told us she slept on the floor and hadn’t had anything to eat that day. Her face lit up at the sight of the bed she could call her own.
Abused and neglected children need you this holiday.
Strong financial health as well as commitment to accountability and transparency have earned CEDARS the highest rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.
The CEDARS Youth Opportunity Center, called YOC for short, is an expansion of CEDARS 70-year-old tradition of providing safe refuge to children and youth who have no other safe place to spend the night.
Alicia supports youth who aren't able to live at home as they come into emergency care at CEDARS Pioneers Center. Read her interview.