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

Norfolk Prepares to Give Big

By Chris Whitney; News  Channel Nebraska NORFOLK – With Lincoln, Omaha, Columbus, and other communities throughout Nebraska holding an annual Big Give event for local non-profit groups, Norfolk is gearing up for their first installment later this month. Chairman of the Northeast Nebraska Philanthropy Council Anders Olson notes that although this is the first time the council has conducted the Norfolk Area Big Give, the council has been involved with other charitable events, such as... 

The St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

Bright Horizons is very thankful for all of the generous support the community brings in to help men, women, and children of domestic violence and sexual assault. In rural Nebraska a group of community members that never cease to amaze our organization with their overwhelming determination to put aside their own time and commitment and to lend a helping hand. Is the St. Mary’s Episcopal Church led by the rector, Rev. Randy Goeke. The parish is full of very caring, and warm individuals.... 

Facts on Sexual Harassment

What is Sexual Harassment? Sexual harassment is ANY unwelcome, unwanted pressure, verbal, visual or physical contact of a sexual nature. It is a power play and may include: • putting a hand on someone’s shoulder • repeatedly propositioning someone when they have said no • questioning or commenting about a person’s sexuality • spreading sexual rumors • telling sexually offensive jokes • displaying pictures or magazines that are sexually explicit • making comments about... 

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305 N. 4th St.
Norfolk, NE 68701

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

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PO Box 313
938 E Zero St.
Ainsworth, NE 69210

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