News at CEDARS

Receiving the 4-star rating again this year validates the trust our supporters have placed in us to carry out this important work of caring for the most vulnerable children in our community.

At the Youth Opportunity Center, homeless and at-risk youth can “drop-in” to receive a hot meal, do laundry, follow hygiene routines, complete job and housing applications, receive education support, and simply sit and relax in a safe environment.

We first met Olivia when she was in need of a safe place to sleep. She had recently run away from her living situation, which was unsafe for her. 

As part of a state-wide effort, CEDARS is participating in Nebraska Thursdays, a project which connects local farmers and ranchers with schools and youth organizations to create locally sourced lunches for children and youth. 

As a Nutrition Specialist, Andrew plays a role in helping children and youth stay healthy while in CEDARS care.

“It’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.”