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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

Fundamentals of Advocacy Training

Fundamentals of Advocacy Training Kristy Beard; Ainsworth Program Director Have you ever had questions about what kind of training employees go through when they are hired to work for Bright Horizons? The employees of Bright Horizons are provided an extensive amount of training to ensure that we are providing the best service to the survivors that we work with.  Employees also participate in continuing education every year that includes Webinars, among other types of trainings to keep... 

Bright Horizons Recieves $20,000 Grant from the Mary Kay Foundation

Bright Horizons RECEIVES $20,000 GRANT FROM THE MARY KAY FOUNDATION  Funding to Provide Expanded Services for 131 Clients Seeking Safety from Abuse  Norfolk, NE (September 22, 2014) – While domestic violence has experienced a recent boost in awareness due to recent events, women and children in Northeast and Western Nebraskaare in need of housing, resource and support programs as they flee abusive situations and work to rebuild their lives. Bright Horizons in Norfolk, NE received a... 

From our Board President

A lot of focus has been given to domestic violence in the last several weeks because of the National Football League (NFL) indefinitely suspending Ray Rice after a video of him assaulting his wife surfaced. Now several other members have also been suspended for domestic violence and child abuse.  It is way past time that these issues are brought out in the open and addressed. It is disappointing that this wasn’t given the seriousness that it deserves until the video surfaced. It is important... 

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305 N. 4th St.
Norfolk, NE 68701

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PO Box 1904
Norfolk, NE 68702
402-379-2026

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318 E. Douglas St.
O'Neill, NE 68763
402-336-1774

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