From our earliest days, CEDARS has always been a refuge for children in need, providing kids with safety, stability and enduring family relationships.
Over the last 75 years, we’ve evolved along with the field of child welfare, ensuring we remain a progressive, empathetic organization that connects youth with the best possible care.
Through a supportive network of parents, foster families, and partnering agencies, we've helped meet the needs of countless children, welcoming them with compassion and care. Each of the lives we touch represents a fresh start for a kid in crisis.
We believe that every one of these new beginnings is worthy of commemoration. That's why this year, as we look back on 75 years of CEDARS, we are humbled by how many reasons we have to celebrate.
Though we remain committed to providing hope and joy to children and youth, we look forward to a future where we can offer even more kids a safe environment where they can grow and thrive. But we can’t do it alone. Join us in our devotion to helping kids and families by visiting the How You Can Help tab above.
If you are experiencing an immediate crisis situation, call the National Crisis Hotline at 800-448-3000.
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