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

Dating After Domestic Violence

It can seem inconceivable when you’re going through it, but after every breakup—even those from abusive partners—there will come a day when you feel that spark of attraction for someone again. Everyone’s timeline is different and you should, in no way, rush yourself, but on the flip side you also shouldn’t discount the possibility that you deserve, and will find, happiness with someone. But before you ever head out for that first coffee date, it’s important to make sure you... 

Lack of Sleep By Lundy Bancroft

LACK OF SLEEP If you go day after day, week after week, not getting enough sleep, the toll it will take on you can be greater than you realize. Lack of sleep can clog up your ability to think clearly, and can make you feel more raw and sensitive emotionally. The effects tend to be cumulative, so that the longer you’ve been having trouble getting enough rest, the greater the impact on your life may be. Some people report starting to have depression, hopelessness, or even a sense that... 

Shopko Foundation Grant

Bright Horizons was recently awarded a $500 grant from the Shopko Foundation to support Kris’ House of Grace, their transitional shelter that will be opening soon. Pictured is Linda Olson, Executive Director, receiving the check from Deb Hinz and the Norfolk Shopko employees.  Read More

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O'Neill, NE 68763

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