Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska Grants Gift to CEDARS

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska Seeks to Make a Difference With Gift to CEDARS

Recently, members of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBS of NE) awarded CEDARS (http://www.cedars-kids.org/) a $15,000 grant.

Marjorie Maas, with BCBS of NE said that the goals CEDARS articulated for each child that comes into care: that the child is safe, and that the child moves towards stability, made the child-caring agency truly deserving of this gift

The grant will help CEDARS achieve these goals by helping to provide behavioral health support to children and their families, many of whom have faced the realities of abuse, neglect and homelessness.

“Often, mental health therapy is an overlooked component to building strong families,” said CEDARS President, Jim Blue. “By layering it into our approach, we can better serve the needs of the most vulnerable children in our community.

Nebraska State Senator Kate Bolz also attended the event. Throughout her tenure as representative for District 29, Bolz has seen much change in the landscape of the child welfare sector. One constant, she said, has been CEDARS. She chalked that up to the resiliency of the 70-year-old organization, its leadership and its caring and dedicated staff.

For more information about CEDARS visit cedarskids.org or call (402) 434-5437.