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.



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 […]


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

7th Annual Women’s Wellness Event

By Amanda Greger Staff Writer at Holt County Independent The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska and Bright Horizons are joining forces to host the 7th annual Women’s Wellness Event at the end of this month. The event will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at the O’Neill Community Center. Numerous vendors and informational booths will be set up throughout the evening. Admission is a freewill donation. Free food, drinks and door prizes will be provided by various agencies.... 

Farmers Pride and Land O’Lakes Awards Grant to Bright Horizons

Dave Spencer with Farmers Pride Co-op presents $700 to Bright Horizons Board President Ryan Parks.  Read More

G.I.R.L.S. Camp

This was another successful year at G.I.R.L.S. Camp! Almost 20 girls in each session participated in exploring perceptions and beliefs about body image and self-esteem. The day was divided into two sessions of different age groups of 8-12 year olds and 13-16 year olds. The camp was dedicated to helping girls embrace their positive qualities through a variety of interactive videos and activities. They learned how important it is to appreciate, respect, and accept themselves regardless of... 

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305 N. 4th St.
Norfolk, NE 68701

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PO Box 1904
Norfolk, NE 68702

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318 E. Douglas St.
O'Neill, NE 68763

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