CEDARS helps children who have been abused, neglected, and homeless achieve safety, stability, and enduring family relationships.
When parents struggle and families become fragile, it is the children that often pay the highest price. Job loss, financial stress, illness, drug use, or violence in the home can lead to terrible situations of neglect or even abuse of children.
But you can change that pattern. Your support allows CEDARS to serve over 1,000 children and youth every day in the Lincoln community.
Today at CEDARS you are helping:
Matt, a scared teenager contacted by our Street Outreach workers. They are helping him to find a safe way off the streets as well as helping him regain his dignity.
Katy, a preschooler at our Northbridge Early Childhood Development Center. Today, staff have planned to help her learn the colors orange, green and purple with finger paints. Without generous supporters like you, Katy would be unable to attend a quality early childhood center. But thanks to you, her future is bright.
Ben, a teenager who spends his afternoons with us. We are able to provide him with valuable chemistry tutoring and provide a safe place for him while his parents work.
Lila, a sweet girl who was recently placed in a loving foster family. Lila loves to play dress-up as a princess and sing to her dolls. She also likes talking to Heather, a mental health therapist who is helping Lila work through her trauma.
Regina, a hard-working nineteen-year-old. Regina is transitioning out of the foster care system and facing adulthood without family support. Our Bridges Transitional Living Program is providing her with guidance, a helping hand, and someone to believe in her.
Their lives are real. And so are their stories. Though some of their stories are more painful and difficult than others, CEDARS is committed to helping each one of them achieve safety, stability and enduring family relationships.
Your generosity makes all the difference.
CEDARS respects our donors’ generosity. We are careful to use your gifts sensibly. In the last fiscal year, 88 cents of every dollar you donated provided services for our children. Only 12 cents of that dollar supported administrative and fundraising costs.
CEDARS has been recognized by the American Institute on Philanthropy and the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance for financial and organizational accountability. When you donate to CEDARS, you can trust that we’ll invest your resources wisely.
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