Helping kids in crisis. Building strong families.

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. CEDARS responds to both immediate and long-term needs in serving abused, neglected and homeless children and families in need of support.

CEDARS Children & Family Services

If you need help, call the National Crisis Hotline at 800-448-3000. It's open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and staffed by specially trained counselors representing more than 140 languages, along with a TDD line (800-448-1833). Parents, teens and families can find help with abuse, depression, chemical dependency, runaways, school issues, parenting troubles, and much more.

To learn more about any of CEDARS’ services, please call 402-434-5437 or email

When school lets out for the summer, many children are left without a safe alternative.