Childhood Matters

Child Saving Institute (CSI) was founded in 1892 and has been dedicated to the needs of children and families in the greater Omaha area for over 131 years.  The mission is "responding to the cry of a child", but it is the vision that guides us as we work to give the children we serve safe, happy childhoods. CSI's vision is that "all children have homes where hope is kindled and dreams can be achieved".  

CSI's programming is diverse, but so are the needs of today's children and youth.  Services address the need for early childhood development and high-quality childcare which we offer through our Early Childhood Education program at our two Omaha childcare centers. Other services offered focus on the prevention, intervention and healing from child abuse, neglect and trauma. Programs include In-Home Support for families struggling to stay together, Foster Care, Mental Health Services including Therapy and Medication Management, parent support and education programs for young and expectant parents, an Emergency Shelter for youth temporarily displaced and who have nowhere to live, and adoption services for older children and youth in foster care.  

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