Children's Square U.S.A.

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Dr. Viv Ewing, President and CEO
Mr. Phil Taylor, Chief Administrative Officer
Primary Contact Name
Phil Taylor
Main Address

520 N 7th Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
United States

Omaha office
5017 Leavenworth Street
Suite 1
Omaha, NE 68105
United States

What We Do

Children’s Square U.S.A. has a rich history of caring for children from birth to 23 years and their families, meeting their individualized needs, instilling hope and helping restore lives. 

Every day, we provide life-improving programs for more than 1,000 children, youth, and families in Iowa and Nebraska who have behavioral, emotional, and psychiatric needs. These programs, include: counseling, emergency services for children, early childhood care, foster care, and residential treatment and education for children with serious emotional and behavioral disorders.

For Giving Tuesday this year, we are asking for your support to purchase games. From classic board games to cutting-edge electronic systems, games have a magical way of bringing joy and fostering connections among children. We believe in the transformative power of play, and we invite you to be a part of this enriching experience!

Our goal is to provide our children with a sense of normalcy during the holidays, recreating a warm, home-like atmosphere that many of us were fortunate to experience in our own childhoods. We are dedicated to fostering meaningful traditions that revolve around games, allowing our children to partake in the joy of festive holiday activities. 

Here are some items on our wish list: 

Traditional board games or a Nintendo Switch Game, suggested donation is $50   

A game for both our Emergency Shelter and Psychiatric Cottage, suggested donation is $100

Nintendo Switch Gaming System, suggested donation is $300

A Nintendo Switch Gaming System for both our Emergency Shelter and Psychiatric Cottage, suggested donation is $600

Multiple Traditional and Electronic Games for all of our children to use, suggested donation is $1000

Together, let's create a world where every child has the opportunity to learn, have fun, and build lasting friendships through play.


Interesting Info
  • In an average month, Children's Square U.S.A. does approximately 3,344 loads of laundry, uses over 50 bottles of shower gel, and purchases 195 gallons of milk!
  • Children's Square U.S.A. was founded in 1882 and has been a community fixture ever since.
  • Children and families from 25 counties in Iowa and Nebraska have been served through September 2020.
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