We're Committed to Our Community
There are thousands of kids and families in Nebraska that need our help. Over the past 75 years, we’ve been fully dedicated to serving the kids of Nebraska. Adapting to fit their needs, constantly investing in the future of our community. Through our programs, we’re able to make a significant impact on the lives of those in need — but we can always do more. And your support can make an immediate impact.
Nebraska's Kids Need Your Help
Over 4,000 kids in Nebraska school districts experienced homelessness in 2022.*
In 2019, 9,526 children were involved in Nebraska’s child welfare system.**
The inability of parents to meet basic needs for their kids is the most common form of maltreatment in Nebraska, at 80%.**
How Our Programs Help Those in Need
Our mission is to give kids the safety and stability needed to build lasting relationships and a stronger future. Our services support thousands of kids and families every year through various programs based on their needs. Last year, CEDARS provided 107,324 nights of care for the kids in our community who needed it most. More than 2,377 kids — and their families — received support.
Our programs support:
Your Support Can Make an Impact
At CEDARS, we know how powerful belief can be. We see it firsthand in the work we do every day, helping kids and families at risk of homelessness, abuse, neglect or family crises. We do as much as we can, and the impact that our work has on the community is immense. But the need is so much bigger than us. With your help, we can expand our reach to help more kids and families across Nebraska.
If you are experiencing a crisis situation, call the National Crisis Hotline at 800-448-3000.
*NE Department of Education; **LCC Buddy