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 an immediate 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.

Protecting her child, Noah’s mother found the courage to pack up their belongings and leave.


Every Day, Innocent Children Live In The Frightening Chaos Of Abuse And Neglect.

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The Nebraska-based child caring organization has been nationally accredited since 1995.

Jamison put on a tough exterior and didn’t open up or get to know anyone. But the staff at CEDARS didn’t give up on him.

Samar provides safe refuge and a listening ear to youth in CEDARS emergency shelter.