Masonic-Eastern Star Home for Children

Providing Quality Child Care for over 100 Years


The purpose of the Children's Home is to provide quality care for children who have been separated from their homes due to Death,  Divorce,  Separation,  Neglect,  Abuse or Inability to adjust to their present living situation.

The Childrens's Home seeks to provide an environment of love, security and acceptance where a child can grow and develop as an individual.

A Home Away from Home for Children in Need

No child is ever excluded because of inadequate funds.



The Children's Home offers five cottages for children to live in—three for girls and two for boys. The children are taught basic living skills in the cottage...

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Information on the program and the forms needed for admission of a child can be found here along with a brochure that describes the home in more detail.

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The decision to place a child with us is a very important one.  Please contact us by phone or email to discuss your child's needs.

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Paden Cottage Kitchen
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4-H Ribbons
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4-H Sheep
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MESHC Technology Center
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Fishing Trip

4-H Achievement Day!

The Rawhide Wranglers 4-H Club helps the children to learn important new skills and have fun!

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Welding Project

July 1, 2024

4-H Welding Projects

Welding has been a 4-H project for over 10 years in our 4-H Club. Not everyone will choose welding as a career, but a number of 4-H’ers have chosen it as their livelihood and have taken jobs in large industries, teaching and the U.S. Army.

It didn’t take long before almost all of the 4-H’ers had some kind of small welding exercise started. Tractors, cars and cowboys seemed to be the most popular. The first lesson gets their feet wet and builds their confidence.

They will learn how to weld different joints next. Welding different types of metal will be the third and last lesson for the summer

Who knows, since we have an Army welder, maybe we will have a Navy welder in the near future.


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About the Masonic-Eastern Star
Home for Children

The Masonic-Eastern Star Home for Children has been providing quality child care for over 100 years. Located at the intersection of Highways 30 and 77 in Fremont, Nebraska.  The Children's Home was founded by two fraternal organizations, the Masons and the Eastern Star, to provide care for  children in need.

The Children's Home seeks to provide an environment of love, security and acceptance where a child can grow and develop as an individual.

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Take a Virtual Tour of the Home!

You can now take a Virtual Tour of the campus!

Click the button below to start your tour of the campus. You will be able to see the main buildings, two of the cottages and the grounds.

Use the 360° pictures on each page to “walk” through the buildings!

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Help Us Provide Welcome Kits!

When new children arrive at the home, often they come with very little in the way of basic items that they need to settle in to our community and feel welcome.

We have created a Welcome Kit that each child is given upon arrival that consists of a duffle bag filled with those basic items they need to get off to a good start.

Click here to go to our Amazon Wish List of Welcome Kit items

Wish List