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About Us

Child Saving Institute (CSI) has a 131-year legacy in the Omaha community serving children and families in-need of additional support during challenging times. Throughout its history, CSI has adjusted its services to meet the changing needs of the community and continues to do so to this very day.

Currently serving more than 2,500 children and families each year, CSI provides life-changing services for all children—infants to young adults including Early Childhood Education, Therapy, Foster Care, parenting education and support, Pediatric Social Work, an Emergency Shelter, the Triage Center at Project Harmony, and more.

While the only certainty is change, CSI evolves with its surrounding community. At CSI, we strive to strengthen children, empower families and connect communities, today and long into the future. 

Please look through our list of services to see how we can help you and your family make your way to happiness and success. Or, if you feel as strongly as we do about the importance of childhood, please make a gift and support the children who live in our community.

Our Mission

The mission of CSI is "responding to the cry of a child."

Our Vision

Our vision is that all children have homes where hope is kindled and dreams can be achieved. This is our work, and they are ALL our children.

Our Core Values

Do what's best for kids.

Never give up on a kid.

We can always do more for kids.

Kids deserve strong, healthy families.

Our Fundamentals

The work culture we create and support is rooted in the agency fundamentals.

  • Do what’s best for kids.
  • Respect the dignity & worth of each individual.
  • Provide quality service with high integrity.
  • Communicate professionally & effectively.
  • Be good stewards of agency resources.
  • Always be trauma-informed in our approach.

View our entire Fundamentals booklet here. 

2022 - 2024 Strategic Plan

We are excited to share with you our 2022 - 2024 Strategic Plan. Each day, our staff work hard to do their part in fulfilling our mission and achieving the agency's strategic vision. At CSI we are strengthening children, empowering families and connecting communities. We are committed to: 

  • Best Outcomes: Strive for the best outcomes for kids and families
  • Stellar Workforce: Invest in our stellar workforce
  • Proactive DEI: Coordinate proactive diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts
  • Financial Strength: Drive financial strength and stewardship of resources
  • Community Awareness: Strengthen community recognition and respect 
  • Technology: Invest in the best technology and tools
  • Facilities: Develop first-rate facilities for kids and families

View 2022 - 2024 Strategic Plan

Virtual Tour

Thank you to Envoy for producing this wonderful Virtual Tour video of Child Saving Institute. View our lobby, workspaces, conference rooms, Early Childhood Education Center, Nature Explore Classroom and more! 

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