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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

National Sexual Assault Conference-Washington D.C. -By: Outreach Coordinator Emily Elsbury

I had an amazing opportunity to attend the National Sexual Assault Conference (NSAC). I and seven other advocates from across Nebraska were awarded a scholarship to attend by the Nebraska Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence.  The conference was held in Washington D.C. August 31st through September 2nd, 2016 in Washington D.C. This conference filled me with a great deal of insightful information that will assist me immensely in Bright Horizons’ prevention efforts. I can use... 

Campus Safety Awareness Month

It’s that time of year again: college campuses are welcoming students for the start of a new semester. Incoming first years are buying books, moving into dorms, and brimming with excitement about what lies ahead. Of course, knowing that one in five college women is sexually assaulted or raped on campus and one in three teens experiences dating violence, we all want to make sure they stay safe. September is National Campus Safety Awareness Month, which aims to call attention to issues... 

Make It Work…Or Let It Go?

Sometimes even relatively healthy relationships come to an end, for a variety of reasons. After all, many relationships come and go as life changes; we learn new things about ourselves, discover what we like and what we don’t like, and what we want and what we don’t want. This is called growth, and it’s a good (although sometimes painful) thing. A relationship that starts out great might evolve into something not-so-great. This doesn’t necessarily mean that your relationship has... 

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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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