Pioneers Center Emergency Shelter

CEDARS Pioneers Center houses the only short-term emergency shelter for youth, ages 12-18, who do not have immediate access to a safe living arrangement in Southeast Nebraska. Youth may be referred to the Pioneers Center because of family homelessness; hospitalization of a parent; history of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence; for interruption of a foster care placement; short-term respite care or as a detention alternative. This program has been in operation since 1947. A variety of levels of care are offered at the Pioneers Center. Crisis Stabilization is a more intensive level of care that involves the support of a CEDARS therapist. To prevent youth from being placed outside the home, CEDARS also offers Basic Center services to families in the community who are not involved in the Child Welfare or Juvenile Justice System.



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CEDARS is committed to fair and equal employment opportunities without regard for race, color, gender, religion, age, disability, national origin, ancestry, marital status, or sexual orientation. CEDARS will abide by all applicable federal, state, and local laws relating to employment practices. CEDARS is committed to supporting our mission and the clients we serve by achieving and maintaining a diverse workforce at all levels of the organization and by implementing appropriate proactive steps to achieve this standard. The goal of CEDARS recruitment process is to be open and competitive, communicate with all known constituencies and attract as many qualified candidates as possible, some of which may later be given job offers.