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Helping kids in crisis. Building strong families.

It is the mission of CEDARS to help children achieve safety, stability, and enduring family relationships.

For over 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. 

If you are experiencing a crisis situation, call the National Crisis Hotline at 800-448-3000.


A few short months ago, Noah and his mother were living in complete fear. Noah’s mom was suffering ongoing verbal abuse and physical beatings at the hands of Noah’s father. She worried about Noah witnessing his dad’s violent behavior. But ultimately, his mother worried that one day Noah himself would become the target of his father’s anger.

Noah

Every day, innocent children live in the frightening chaos of abuse and neglect.


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"Being able to build such a strong relationship where the client felt comfortable reaching out to me even after she was not at CEDARS shows the impact of the small amount of time we have with clients while they are in our care."

Serena and her mom Rhonda used to be close, but Rhonda’s substance use over the last few years began to have a significant impact on their relationship.