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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

Steps to Safety

Many survivors of abusive partners file for a personal protection order, or PPO. Issued by a civil court, a PPO forbids a person from doing something, such as contacting you, coming on to your property or harassing you at work. It allows the survivor to press charges should their abuser not obey the order. While this piece of paper alone cannot guarantee stalking behavior will end (roughly half of PPOs are violated by the abuser), it can still be important to get one. Should an abuser violate... 

New Years Resolution: Help Stop Violence in 2015

Every year, 12 million people in the U.S. become victms of intimate partner violence. Though “survivor” is the preferred term, unfortunately, it’s estimated that 1,300 people will lose their life to domestic violence each year. As you make your New Year’s Resolutions, consider the idea that you can make an impact on the issue of domestic violence, whether you’re a survivor, friend or family member of a survivor, or have never been personally affected by violence at all. If you’re... 

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... 

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Physical Address:
305 N. 4th St.
Norfolk, NE 68701

Mailing Address:
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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