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Reception Center Opens at CSI in Collaboration with DCJP & OPD

Child Saving Institute (CSI) has established a new Reception Center at its Mary Holland Campus, 4545 Dodge St. to provide a therapeutic environment for youth being charged with status or other minor offenses.

Status offenses include truancy, running away, possession of alcohol, ungovernable behavior, and other such conduct offenses that would not be crimes if they were adults.

The program operates in close collaboration with the Omaha Police Department and Douglas County Juvenile Probation. Law enforcement officers transport youth to the Reception Center, where they are met by a probation officer and CSI staff. CSI staff are able to address immediate needs, for food or clothing, for example, and assist in informing youth about the booking process.

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Cabaret 2019 Raises Nearly $440,000 to Help Omaha Area Families & Children

Child Saving Institute's (CSI) Board of Directors and Guild Board rocked Cabaret 2019, held May 11 at the Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District. The sold-out event raised nearly $440,000 to help Omaha area children and families!

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Get Ready for Family Fun at


September 7 • NEW TIME 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Just south of 69th & Pacific Sts. • First Data/UNO Parking Lots

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PurseOnalities Honors Hometown Heroes

Child Saving Institute's (CSI) Guild Board will host it's annual PurseOnalities luncheon from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Hilton Omaha, 1001 Cass St. The theme is "Hometown Heroes."

Event Chairs are Seirra Burt, Sara DeMers, Gina McDevitt, and Carissa Schrager. Honorary Chair is Beth Schrager.

Special guest and keynote speaker is Patrick Friman, Ph.D., an unsung hero right here in Omaha. He serves as vice president of outpatient behavioral health services and clinical professor in the University of Nebraska School of Medicine pediatrics department. 

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Keaton, Sextro Join CSI Team

Roger Keaton and Karla Sextro have joined the staff at Child Saving Institute (CSI).

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Dough in the Toe Raises More Than $25,000 for CSI's Kids

With your help and the leadership of Adrienne Fay, the campaign exceeded its goal and raised more than $25,000!

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Emergency Shelter Helps Cameron Turn Around

Cameron arrived at Child Saving Institute's Emergency Shelter in fall 2018 with a negative mindset. He made it clear that he wanted to go home. He ran away with another Emergency Shelter resident four days after arriving. Two days later, Cameron turned himself in because he became extremely ill (he suffers from a recurring illness).

Upon returning, Cameron' behavior changed drastically. He became a role model for his peers, earned gold status daily, and exceeded expectations. He came to respect the staff and his peers. Cameron thrived when he could prove wrong anyone who doubted him. Read more!

Thank You for Your Amazing Support

Child Saving Institute (CSI) is very fortunate to have donors like you who are committed to helping children! Read more!





Stand-Up for CSI's Kids at Cabaret 2019

Child Saving Institute’s (CSI) Board of Directors and Guild Boardwill present its biggest fundraiser of the year — Cabaret 2019 — Saturday, May 11, at 6 p.m. at the Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District, 222 N. 10 St., featuring the return of comedian Jeff Dye. Read more!

Oliver Works Through "Big Feelings"

Oliver had a difficult time paying attention in class and, when he felt anxious, he would pick his skin until it bled. It turned out that a family friend had sexually abused him two years earlier, but attempts to engage Oliver in therapy at that time were unsuccessful... Learn more!


Listening a Major Key to Success

When Child Saving Institute Therapist Vanessa Summers begins working with a new client, she spends time building rapport with the child and family through active listening... Learn more!

Join CSI's Guild and Help Kids Today!

Membership in the Child Saving Institute (CSI) Guild provides an easy way for you to help children and families find hope and healing. Joining the CSI Guild does not require a time commitment, only a commitment to ensuring that area kids and families receive the help they need... Learn more!

Two Great Events Heading This Way!

The Child Saving Institute's exciting Touch-A-Truck is a free event for the entire family where children can see and climb on "real life" vehicles! Then as fall approaches, check out PurseOnalities with New York Times Bestselling Author, Laura Schroff... Click for more details!

AUNTYs Donates Books to Pediatric Social Work Program

Child Saving Institute’s (CSI) AUNTYs group recently provided 450 copies of the book “I Love You Like Sunshine” to the agency’s Pediatric Social Work program (PEDS). The PEDS program promotes screening and early identification of risk factors... Read more


Shelter Expands Therapy Program

Beginning in February, every youth who arrives for a stay in Child Saving Institute’s (CSI) Emergency Shelter undergoes a mental health assessment by a CSI therapist as part of the intake process, according to Teffany Murphy... Read more


Micah Overcomes the Odds

Micah was just 14 when he came to CSI’s Emergency Shelter. He arrived from the Douglas County Youth Center (DCYC), where he was held after making threats against his school, which expelled him. An assessment done by the DCYC upon intake showed that Micah would likely be a repeat offender... Read more

It’s a Wrap: Friends Provide Cash to Help Kids!

Child Saving Institute (CSI) is grateful to its extraordinary friends who support the children and families the agency serves.

Since January, CSI has wrapped up three distinct fundraisers. In total, generous donors provided $380,915 to help Omaha area children and families find hope and healing... Read more


Shelter Pulls Off Christmas ‘Miracle’

For most people, the holidays are a time for joy and spending time with family.

For the kids staying in the Child Saving Institute (CSI) Emergency Shelter, however, it can be a time of loneliness and frustration as most cannot go home to celebrate.... Read more

Donations Make Christmas a Happy One

Child Saving Institute's Emergency Shelter received a generous holiday gift in honor of Maureen Ricketts to provide a special holiday dinner for the youth in Child Saving Institute’s (CSI) shelter, knowing that it is hard to be away from family — particularly during the holidays... Read more

Mark Your Calendar

Cabaret 2018 — June 2

Foster Parent Orientation — March 19

FREE Parenting Workshop — Healthy Nutrition Feb. 14... Read more


Child Saving Institute supporters are extraordinarily kind and generous people!

Because of donors like you, CSI exceeded the holiday campaign goal to raise $125,000 in celebration of our 125th year in service... Read more


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