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

I Understand Why People Believe Sexual Predators Before Victims. I Did.

A close family member was accused – twice – of sexual assault. It was two decades before I questioned why our family believed him instead of his victims. I am a woman. I am a feminist. And it took me 12 years to admit that someone I loved was a sexual predator. This isn’t easy to acknowledge, but it feels especially important after a year marked by several high profile accusations of sexual assault and domestic violence. Almost every case featured public scrutiny of the accuser’s... 

Yes, You Have A Role To Play In Preventing Sexual Violence (In All It’s Forms)

Whether you have been an advocate for decades or have only recently been inspired by the powerful stories of survivors coming forward, in a society where sexual violence is normalized there are daily opportunities to interrupt rape culture. And while some forms of sexual violence — such as sexist jokes, catcalling or vulgar gestures — aren’t illegal, they are no less threatening or harmful to the person being victimized. These behaviors contribute to a culture that accepts sexual... 

6 Ways to Show Your Support During Sexual Assault Awareness Month

1. Wear teal all April long. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, teal is the official color of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. All month long, choose to integrate this gorgeous hue into your wardrobe as a subtle yet strong act of solidarity for survivors. A more obvious statement like a ribbon or pin can even start conversations, especially if it includes “Believe Survivors” phrasing. 2. And denim to work, class, or out and about on 4/26. Inspired by a ruling... 

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305 N. 4th St.
Norfolk, NE 68701

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

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PO Box 313
938 E Zero St.
Ainsworth, NE 69210

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