Child Saving Institute (CSI, is planning to expand their mental health services to take care of more children and families seeking services in the Omaha community. The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) has made a generous donation and plan to improve accessibility to Omaha’s mental health services. Before the pandemic, many children required healthcare for their mental health. Post-pandemic demand is significantly higher and the support for kids remains low. In response, CSI plans to use their ARPA funding to increase their recruitment and retention of mental health practitioners for children and adolescents. They will be receiving close to $300,000 over the next two years to allow them to accomplish this goal.

Child Saving Institute realizes that mental health is equally as important as physical health for people of any age. They understand that to come together and move forward as a community, we have to be able to take care of each other. For 130 years, CSI has been “Responding to the cry of a child” and meeting the changing needs of metro area children. They are dedicated to the prevention, intervention, and healing of child abuse, neglect, and trauma. To learn more about CSI and the programs and services offered, please visit or follow CSI on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.