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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

Are You a Victim of Financial Abuse?

Elder financial abuse is all too common. About a million older Americans lose an estimated $2.6 billion annually as a result, according to a MetLife study titled“Broken Trust: Elders, Family & Finances.” Even celebrities such as Mickey Rooney claim to have fallen victim. You’d like to think that elder financial abuse is committed mostly by strangers. You’d be wrong. In reality, it’s more likely to come at the hands of family members and caregivers. In... 

Niobrara High School Service Club

Front row: Hehaka Frazier, Ta’te Frazier. Back row (left to right): Isabel Rife, Jolee Crosley, Karla Gonzalez, Abby Swanson, and Brooke Swanson. Students at Niobrara High School who are in a service club  led by Sharla Hanzlik have been working on a long term project with Project Linus, which is making and donating blankets. This club is open to anyone in 8th grade and older. Bright Horizons would like to thank the Niobrara’s Schools for reaching out to our domestic violence... 

Why Should I Care About Elder Abuse?

Every day, headlines throughout the U.S. paint a grim picture of seniors who have been abused, neglected, and exploited, often by people they trust the most. Abusers may be spouses, family members, personal acquaintances, or professionals in positions of trust, or opportunistic strangers who prey on the vulnerable. How big is the problem? Research indicates that more than one in ten elders may experience some type of abuse, but only one in 23 cases are reported. This means that very few... 

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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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