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

Enjoy the Holiday Season This Year By Christy Abner

Most people experience significantly more stress during the holiday season than at any other time of the year. Our wish is that this holiday is a time of joy, and that maybe one or more of the following tips will help keep your stress manageable. *Have an attitude of gratitude-we have the power to choose misery or happiness, be thankful for all the things we take for granted such as a warm house and food on the table. *Be responsible for how you behave-we have no control over how family... 

Signs of a Violent Relationship

Sometimes the hardest part about getting help when you’re in an abusive relationship is recognizing that you’re in one to begin with. “Many survivors don’t realize they’re in an abusive relationship. Domestic violence is not just physical or sexual abuse. It’s any form of power and control,” says Yvette Lozano, director of intervention and emergency services with the nonprofit Peace Over Violence. Lozano says noticing any of the following signs in your own relationship or... 

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... 

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305 N. 4th St.
Norfolk, NE 68701

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PO Box 1904
Norfolk, NE 68702

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

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