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Helping kids in crisis. Building strong families.

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. 


Every day is different for Shelly, Travis, and Julia. They wake up, not knowing if they will eat breakfast or go to school like other kids their age. They don’t even know if they’ll wake up to a parent at home or be completely alone.

Shelly, Julia and Travis are close in age, the youngest in kindergarten and the oldest in fifth grade. And for the last two years the children’s parents have been battling addiction.

Shelly

The mission of caring for children like Shelly and her siblings is critical and ongoing.


What CEDARS Foster Youth Are Saying

What CEDARS Foster Youth Are Saying

Each year we give surveys to individuals and families impacted by CEDARS. In January we asked foster youth ages 4 and up what they wanted to tell us about their foster families. Here are a few things they said:

1. They are nice and caring people that are trying to help me change.
2. They are awesome and Pete is too!
3. They treat me like their own, but better!
4. It's really chill and I feel safe around them.
5. Our foster family loves me very much and I am grateful to have them in my life!
6. Karen cares about me. She treats me like family!
7. I'm happy being homeschooled by nana and our family rules game night.
8. She's my grandma. I like living with my brother.
9. Please let me live here forever!
10. They are awesome, loving, and caring.

If you are interested in becoming a foster parent email Adrianne or call her at 402-437-8959.