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In addition to in-kind donations, we rely heavily on the help of our volunteers. They’re a critical part of the day-to-day functioning of our organization, performing a variety of tasks such as direct work with clients, hotline advocacy, administrative work, shelter maintenance, translation, and much more. You can see a list of volunteer positions below. […]

Our Mission

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Bright Horizons is dedicated to the elimination of domestic violence and sexual assault through empowerment, education, social action, and support services. We provide newsletters,support and specialized services.

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To address the problem of domestic violence in our community, it takes the whole community. Although we at Bright Horizons are dedicated to providing quality programs and services to women, men and children who are victims of abuse, we simply cannot do this work alone. In fact, with every minute that passes, victims’ need for […]

About

Bright Horizons began in 1976 with one woman opening her home for abused victims in the Norfolk area. As time went by she realized that there was a lot more that could be done to help victims of domestic and sexual violence. She worked to establish a non-profit corporation and, on January 26, 1978, the “Norfolk Task Force on Domestic Violence” and its Articles of Incorporation were filed with the Secretary of State of Nebraska and covered Antelope, Boyd, Holt, Knox, Madison, Pierce, and Stanton counties. The need for shelter and services continued to grow at a steady pace. On January 16th, 1991 a five bedroom, three bathroom home was purchased for emergency shelter and office space.  In August of 1992, the agency applied for and received approval to change the name to “Bright Horizons Resources for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault” or, in short, Bright Horizons.  In 1995, Bright Horizons recognized the need for a satellite office therefore opening an office in... 

Recent News

Domestic Violence Doesn’t Take a Holiday

Survivors can face an increased risk during the holiday season. This year, as you hang the twinkling lights and decorate your mantel with sprigs of holly, remember that not everyone has gotten the message that it’s a season of peace. Unfortunately, the holidays can be an even more dangerous time than normal for those at risk for domestic violence. From the financial stress of gift buying to an overall increase in alcohol consumption, to a flurry of emotions—and sometimes stress—that... 

Relationship Abuse Among LGBTQIA Communities

Relationship abuse can affect any person regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, social class, and ability. You can be the class valedictorian or the star quarterback, the new face of CoverGirl or an introverted wall-flower. Anyone can be a victim of relationship abuse. Abusive partners in LGBTQIA* relationships – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Asexual – use the same tactics to gain control of their partners as abusers in heterosexual... 

When the Feelings Rush Back

Triggers domestic violence survivors face, and how to get through them A survivor might be able to escape a violent partner. But they may experience traumatic stress afterward, including triggers, or unsettling sensory reminders of previous trauma. “A trigger is some form of stimuli that would precipitate a recollection from a person’s past that impacted one of their senses,” explains Mark D. Lerner, Ph.D., a clinical and forensic psychologist, traumatic stress consultant and author... 

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Contact Our Norfolk Office
305 N. 4th St.
Norfolk, NE 68701
402-379-3798

Contact Our O'Neill Office
318 E. Douglas St.
O'Neill, NE 68763
402-336-1774

Contact Our Ainsworth Office
PO Box 313
938 E Zero St.
Ainsworth, NE 69210
402-382-5676

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