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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 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. 


Before eleven-year-old Amelia came to CEDARS, she was living in a car with her mom. The car was out of gas and the battery was running low. Despite having gone without bathing for over a week and eating only minimal food for longer, Amelia was willing to give a small smile—whenever she would look up from her dog-eared book.

Amelia

The work of CEDARS is never finished.


What's New

Ever find yourself stuck in silence on the car ride home from school after asking the question, "How was your day?" and only getting a one word answer? Try these CEDARS recommended ways to expand the conversation!

Trisha is a mother of a growing and curious child. Two years ago she and her son started experiencing homelessness when she made the brave decision to take her son and leave an unsafe living situation.

CEDARS is expanding its services for children, youth and families into the Bellevue and Omaha, Nebraska area.