For a child, belief starts small.

With a community. A family. 

Someone to believe in them, growing their trust in the world. 

But when adversity or trauma forces them to grow up too soon, they begin to lose that sense of belief. 

They come to know a world where safety and stability are conditional.  

At CEDARS, we show them it doesn’t have to be that way. 

Since 1947, we’ve been here. 

Choosing not to ignore challenges. Adapting to fit the need. 

Helping rebuild trust in relationships. And finding solutions for kids and families, no matter the circumstances. 

It’s the driving force behind everything we do. 

Because we believe in them. 


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

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Meet Shandy, an Associate Program Director for CEDARS Community Youth Coaching and In-Home Family Services.

Susie found the stability, support, and structure she needed in CEDARS Emergency Shelter.

With the help of a CEDARS Community Youth Coach, Lorenzo was able to reach his independent living, employment, educational, and mental health goals.

Paula found a place full of people who believed in her when she was at CEDARS Emergency Shelter.