Bright Horizons provides the following confidential and free services:

Individual Advocacy

  • Individual support, education, and information concerning domestic and sexual violence
  • Referrals to other service providers in the community for financial, housing, legal, counseling, and educational assistance.
  • Bilingual translation and services provided for Hispanic domestic and sexual violence victims
  • Limited Emergency Financial Assistance

Shelter Services

  • Confidential shelter facility for those fleeing an unsafe situation
  • One-on-one advocacy with a case manager helps one to assess their situation, evaluate options, and make safe decisions
  • Groceries and personal supplies are provided as needed
  • Transitional Shelter

Support Groups

  • Weekly peer support group for women who have experienced domestic violence
  • Call the Bright Horizons office at 379-2026 in Norfolk and 336-1774 in O’Neill for meeting time
  • Children’s Group is offered to give kids an opportunity to process the violence they have witnessed
  • Spanish Support Group in Norfolk

Community Education / Outreach & Prevention

Provides community education concerning:

  • Domestic and Dating Violence
  • Sexual Assault
  • Stalking
  • Bullying
  • Human Trafficking
  • Healthy Relationships and other related topics
  • Free educational materials available

Protection Orders

  • Application forms for domestic abuse and harassment protection orders are available at the Bright Horizons office
  • Assistance with forms and applications process is available
  • Provides support at the protection order hearing if requested

Criminal Justice and Legal Advocacy

  • Accompany victims through the court process if requested
  • Includes both criminal and civil proceedings related to domestic violence and sexual assault

Bright Horizons’ services are free, confidential, and available 24/7.