It is the mission of CEDARS to help children achieve safety, stability, and enduring family relationships.
CEDARS is here to ensure that all kids have a safe environment where they can grow and thrive. We walk alongside them, using a holistic approach that provides support from infancy through young adulthood, with a variety of services to meet individual needs.
We’re also here to walk with families, offering them resources, opportunities and education to keep their family connections strong. Our approach is trauma-informed and honors the experiences of those we serve, so families can become stronger and kids can preserve those connections as a central part of their support system.
These needs can’t be met by one person, entity or organization alone. That’s why we join together with organizations and individuals across the community to support kids and families. From policymakers to child welfare advocates, trauma specialists to local and state agencies, and community donors to partner nonprofits, we embrace the kind of togetherness that changes lives.
Helping all kids receive the best possible care builds a strong foundation and empowers them to develop skills and work toward independence. Providing this security and the opportunities that come with it is at the heart of our mission, and at the heart of the people who carry it out.
Meet the Davises, a family that was able to rebuild connections with the help of CEDARS.
Meet Ashley, a CEDARS Family Partner who meets with families weekly to help implement better communication and parenting skills to re-establish healthy relationships between kids and their parents.
Meet Kali, a teen who has strong family connections because of the help she received from CEDARS.
Joe, Miriam and their two kids are a foster family in Lincoln helping kids see all they can.