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Child Saving Institute



Child Saving Institute is looking for caring, qualified individuals to join our agency in providing A Moment of Care, A Lifetime of Hope to the children and families we serve.


As a part of the Child Saving Institute, employees in counseling and shelter services are rewarded by seeing families grow and relate better together and abused children begin to reach out and grow. Childcare staff can expect to receive Thank You’s in the form of smiles and hugs.


Agency Mission:


Responding to the cry of a child.


Agency History:


Child Saving Institute was founded in 1892 by Baptist minister A.W. Clark. Rev. Clark had attempted to reform the men and women of Ramcat Alley, a saloon-lined street near the Missouri River, but soon realized there was more need to help the children he found huddled in doorways, neglected by their parents. Originally called the Boys’ and Girls’ Aid Society of Omaha, CSI’s first home was an abandoned livery stable at 18th Street and St. Mary’s Avenue. A seven year old girl was the first child to be admitted on April 7, 1892.


In 1901, a move was made to the second home of Child Saving Institute at 18th and Ohio Streets. That space quickly became too small. Plans were drawn up for a new state-of-the-art facility. With the help of a $25,000 pledge from George Joslyn, donations poured in from the citizens and businesses of the Omaha area. In 1911 the entire community celebrated the dedication of the debt-free building located across from the University Medical Center at 42nd and Emilie. From 1911 to 1975, Child Saving Institute provided a variety of services from that facility. In addition to maintaining the orphanage and adoption services, CSI trained nurses specializing in pediatrics and provided a home for unwed mothers. Doctors and medical students from the Medical Center supplied not only routine care for the children, but also performed surgeries to correct birth defects and researched infant care and nutrition.


In 1985, after a short stay in a building on North 40th Street, CSI moved to its current location at 4545 Dodge Street. Consistent with Clark’s original mission, CSI has provided care for children who were available for adoption, had been abandoned or needed care apart from their parents before returning to improved home situations. Many people recall the "orphanage years," which came to an end with the closing of the orphanage program in 1966. CSI continued to offer adoption services, and pioneered the "open adoption" process in the 1980’s. With open adoptions came the growing awareness of the needs and wishes of the birthparents, adoptive parents and the adoptee.


Today, CSI provides a continuum of services that work together in the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. As the needs of the area’s children have changed, so have the services offered by the organization.


Though the services and programs of Child Saving Institute have evolved since 1892, the mission has remained the same -- caring for kids.




Child Saving Institute seeks qualified individuals for positions in childcare, emergency shelter services, home based therapy and support services, adoption, foster care and counseling services. For a listing of current positions, click on the Employment Opportunities Button .


Employee Benefits:


Child Saving Institute offers a comprehensive package of benefits depending upon the number of hours worked. Included are:


  • Vacations
  • Personal Days
  • Sick Leave
  • Holidays/Holiday pay
  • Medical and Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Free Parking
  • Child Care Discounts
  • Casual Fridays
  • Retirement Plan (401K)
  • Non-smoking agency
  • And additional voluntary benefits.


Additional Information:


Additional information on Child Saving Institute can be obtained by clicking on the Website button at the top.


Child Saving Institute is committed to providing equal employment, consistent with the belief that persons should be fairly treated and given equal opportunity based upon an individual’s qualifications. It is the policy of Child Saving Institute to provide equal opportunity to all applicants, employees and volunteers based on their qualifications and without regard to gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, religion, creed, marital status, military or veteran status, age, disability or any other equally protected classification identified by federal or state law.


All phases of employment and volunteer work, including but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, demotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, employer-sponsored activities, disciplinary action, and termination will be administered consistent with equal opportunity and applicable laws and regulations. When consistent with laws, legislation or accreditation, affirmative action will be implemented.