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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.


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.

The truth is, neglect and homelessness are real. And children are living with these realities every day.

The first evening Amelia came to us, she was already asking when she could go home. You see, even though the conditions of the car were terrible, that was what she’d always known.

Amelia

The Truth Is, Neglect And Homelessness Are Real


What's New

Any current or former CEDARS client enrolling in or starting college between July 2020 and April 2021 is encouraged to apply for this scholarship! Download this application to get started. Deadline to apply is March 15, 2020.

For any parent wishing to gain a deeper bond with their child, CEDARS is offering an eight-week class called “Circle of Security."

Melissa is the new Vice President of Service Delivery. Get to know her in this interview.