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.

What's New

CEDARS ECDC staff wrapped their arms around Yaamir and his family when they needed support.

Meet Myles, CEDARS Foster Care Recruiter, who helps tell the community about fostering at CEDARS while also interviewing potential families.

CEDARS breaks ground on Carriage House, a home for pregnant and parenting teens who are facing homelessness.

CEDARS volunteer and board member, Judy Halstead, is honored with the Hometown Heroes Award in recognition of her outstanding volunteer service to the local community.