Who We Are…

Christian Home Association-Children’s Square U.S.A. is a private, non-profit, non-denominational organization with a history of caring for children and families for 140 years.

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Every day, over 1000 children, youth, and families in Iowa and Nebraska who have behavioral, emotional, and psychiatric needs are served through programs that include counseling, emergency services for children, early childhood care, foster care, and residential treatment and education for children with serious emotional and behavioral disorders.

We work to help recognize and treat the physical, emotional, and psychological needs of each child we serve. Our programs strive to help children and families learn the life skills essential to a successful life.

Children’s Square U.S.A. is fully licensed and accredited.  With an annual operating budget of $10 million and 150 employees, we offer programs and services 24 hours a day,

7 days a week. Our main campus is located in Council Bluffs, Iowa and an office in Omaha, Nebraska offers counseling and foster care programs.

Founded on December 23, 1882 and incorporated in March, 1883, Children’s Square U.S.A. has a rich history of caring for children from birth to 21 and their families, meeting their individualized needs, instilling hope and helping restore lives.

We are a diverse organization of professional caregivers dedicated to serving children and families.  We welcome you to explore our website to learn more about the services we offer, how you can help, employment opportunities, and most importantly—how we serve children and families.