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

4 Ways to Find a Healthy Relationship

Scary thought: It’s not uncommon for a batterer to be the most charming person in the room when you first meet them. It’s not uncommon for them to be attractive, attentive, romantic and thoughtful, even, dare we say, kind? A batterer may keep their desire to exert power and control over a victim secret, typically revealing it only after they’ve charmed their way into someone’s life. It’s not your fault if you’ve fallen for this ruse. The most common age in which intimate partner... 

How to Protect Yourself at Work

Leaving an abusive partner can be extraordinarily difficult, made even more challenging by worries surrounding your workplace, such as the abuser showing up at your workplace and concern about bosses and colleagues learning about your situation. Leaving an abuser can be one of the most dangerous times in that relationship. You may or may not feel safe at work, but either way there are important steps you can take to help protect your career and yourself. Know your rights. First things first,... 

5 Facts About Children of Domestic Violence

Consider this: 90 percent of parents who are currently experiencing domestic violence within their relationship believe their children don’t know what’s happening. But when researchers asked the children, 90 percent of them were, in fact, well aware. It’s estimated that more than 275 million children worldwide are currently being exposed to violence in the home. UNICEF calls this epidemic, “One of the most pervasive human rights violations of our time.” Brian F. Martin founded... 

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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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O'Neill, NE 68763

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