Masonic-Eastern Star Home for Children

Providing Quality Child Care for 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.

Each application for admission is evaluated and maintenance fees are based on ability to pay.
No child is ever excluded because of inadequate funds.



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

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The forms needed for intake application 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 Opening

On January 3, 2018 Paden Cottage opened with the first six children moving in!

It’s been a long construction cycle but the outcome is fantastic! The girls each have their own room with a private bathroom, a study desk and plenty of room to grow and become the person they are meant to be.

A big thank you from the Director, his staff, the children and the Board of Directors of the Masonic-Eastern Star Home for Children to all the wonderful donors that helped us make this vision a reality!

Special thanks to MWB Ivan Vrtiska for designing a wonderful building that feels like a cozy, welcoming HOME!

Children receive quilts

Ron Giesselmann

Important Message from
Ron Giesselmann, Executive Director

As the Executive Director of the Masonic-Eastern Star Home for Children, I have stayed silent concerning the current trend to downsize residential care, because trends and fads come and go like clothing styles and I did not want to inadvertently insult the families that we work with, while giving my opinion. The topic has reached a point that I feel compelled to explain my view... More...

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4-H Fair Memories

MESHC Centennial Celebration Photos

Cenntennial Photo Gallery

2017 Winners Gallery

4-H Winners Gallery

4-H Achievment Day 2016

4-H Photo Gallery

Children's Home Campus Photos

About the Masonic-Eastern Star
Home for Children

The Masonic-Eastern Star Home for Children has been providing quality child care for 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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Children's Band Needs a Oboe

We currently have a need for an Oboe for one of the children in our band.  New or used, as long as works!

If you have an Oboe to donate or want to donate towards a Oboe, please contact the Home by phone or using the button below.

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