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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

Help for Abusive Partners

“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.”     – Steve Maraboli   While people do have the capacity to change, they need to deeply want to and be committed to all aspects of change in order to begin to do so. A lot of the causal factors behind abusive behaviors are learned attitudes and feelings of entitlement and privilege, which can be hard to change.... 

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The Norfolk and O’Neill offices are raising awareness this October about Domestic Violence! Check out the downtown areas and keep and eye out for the purple ribbons and signs! Want to participate? Send us your photos or tag us on facebook! Stay tuned as we add more!  Read More

DISPELLING THE MYTH OF THE GIRL WHO CALLED RAPE

No crime seems to cause as much of a controversial reaction as a rape case. Unlike other crimes, it seems like the knee jerk reaction is to accuse the victim of lying. “Crying rape,” which refers to women allegedly falsifying a rape charge, is a term commonly tossed around. Victims of any other crime, attempted murder, kidnapping, arson, burglary etc., aren’t met with this mouth-frothing suspicion and rage, so why rape victims? The sentiment of disbelief toward rape victims has been... 

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

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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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