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Services for Children, Youth & Families

Child Saving Institute (CSI) has many services and programs dedicated to supporting children, youth and families who have experienced abuse, neglect and trauma. Each focuses on healing to ensure safe and healthy homes for children and youth. 


If you are exploring the possibility of expanding your family through adoption, CSI can help. Our organization provides training and support to Nebraska families living within a three-hour radius of Omaha who are seeking adoption services.

Early Childhood Education

CSI's Early Childhood Education program provides nurturing care in two state-of-the-art facilities that are safe, conducive to learning and respectful of each child's individuality. Our centers are more than just daycare, we offer the best quality child care in Omaha.

Emergency Shelter*

CSI provides a therapeutic Emergency Shelter for children up to age 18 to address their immediate needs for safety. The focus in the shelter is always on therapeutic care with individualized service plans that emphasize strengths, identify achievable goals and reinforce small achievements.

Foster & Kinship Care

All children need loving, nurturing role models-especially those who come into foster care. Children in foster care need a safe, secure home that will shelter them from the trauma and pain they have had in their young lives. YOU can be that safe haven for children.

In-Home Services

The goal of CSI's In-Home Services program is family preservation. CSI’s In-Home Specialists work with families to correct the concerns that led to the families’ involvement with the child welfare system.

Independent Living Skills (ILS)*

ILS prepares young adults for adult living and provides life-skills attainment through the creation of an individualized service plan. This free community program is available to youth ages 14-24 who are at risk of aging-out or who have already aged out of the foster care system.


Young children often struggle with strong emotions as they grow and learn about the world around them, sometimes acting out in early child care environments and classrooms. Their disruptive behaviors can affect their own and other children's ability to learn. KidSquad works with children, teachers and parents to facilitate the children's early social and emotional development.

Missing Youth Services

Missing Youth Services is a program designed to support youth engaging in runaway behavior. CSI has a partnership with Project Harmony in order to fill a gap within the Missing Youth Services program.

Parenting Support & Workshops

Looking for information on how to be the best parent you can be? CSI offers a variety of informative parenting workshops designed to meet your individual needs.

Pediatric Social Work (PEDS)

CSI's innovative PEDS outreach program focuses on preventing child abuse and neglect. The culturally sensitive program provides parenting and child development support in two low-income medical clinics in Omaha.

Reception Center

The Reception Center offers a safe, community-based facility for probation officers and law enforcement to conduct initial assessments and access expanded intake assessments, as well as recommends additional services for youth and their families.

Relinquishment Counseling

Relinquishment Counseling provides education regarding the option of relinquishing parental rights to parents involved in the child welfare system. 

School & Family Enrichment (SAFE)*

SAFE provides a home-based family support specialist and mental health counseling as needed and is free to families in the Omaha and Millard public school districts. School personnel and parents may request services based on the youth’s behavior at school, attendance, and other individual challenges.

Teen & Young Parent Program (TYPP)*

TYPP provides pregnant and parenting young people, ages 13 - 24, with support services and parent education.


CSI's therapists can help your family with a variety of issues including: past trauma; strained relationships; attachment issues; mental health disorders such as depression, ADHD, anxiety, and others; behavioral problems such as hitting, yelling, isolating, risk-taking behaviors and hurting themselves; divorce; grief and loss issues. Our licensed therapists provide the support, skills and knowledge necessary to move children and families from uncertainty and hopelessness to a place of hope.

Triage Center

CSI operates the Triage Center in partnership with Project Harmony. Founded in 2008, the Triage Center provides a safe place for children who have experienced abuse, neglect and trauma.


*United Way supported programs

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