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Creating Brighter Futures

At Nexus, we believe in a brighter future, and we know that sometimes kids and families just need a little help getting there. We see positive changes happen every day.

We are dedicated to our mission of strengthening lives, families, and communities because we believe it's the right thing to do.

Every time the arc of a child's life turns upward, a life, a family, a new generation, and a community grows stronger. That helps us all.

 

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Trauma-Informed Care

Many of the youth who come to Nexus have experienced horrific trauma, including physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, abandonment, and witness to violence.

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Our Mission – Our promise
Strengthening Lives, Families, and Communities Through Our Cornerstone Values

The Nexus mission statement conveys a powerful message about what we do as an organization. It is our commitment to serve youth, families, and the community. Our work at Nexus creates ripples of positive change that strengthens kids, families, and communities for generations to come.

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Our Guiding Principles
– Providing direction for the future

At Nexus, our guiding principles provide a strong sense of direction as we move toward the future. We believe all children must be treated with dignity and respect, we operate from a sense of optimism for the future, and we strive to exemplify the highest ethical and moral standards in our treatment.

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Our Practice Model Makes Perfect

No matter where your child is treated with the Nexus system, you can be assured you’ll receive the high-level services we define as “Nexus.”

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Our Commitment to Quality Services

At Nexus, we know it’s not enough to say we provide quality treatment and lasting outcomes. We need to achieve it for you and your family, and prove it through practice.

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Accredited, Licensed, and Certified Programs
– Your Assurance of Quality Child and Adolescent Behavior Programs

Nexus Minnesota and Illinois programs – Mille Lacs Academy, Gerard Academy, Kindred Family Focus, Onarga Academy, Indian Oaks Academy – are accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA). Nexus' Maryland program – Woodbourne Center – is accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC).

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Nexus Board of Directors:
Providing Leadership for the Future

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Nexus Executive Leadership:
Combined Excellence and Expertise

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Nexus Treatment Financial Information

Nexus treatment is a nonprofit, 501(C)3 organization. Gerard, Family Focus, and Woodbourne Center are part of Nexus Consolidated.

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LLC Statement

The Nexus Family of Treatment Programs offers a wide array of services for children and families through programs operated by Nexus, a Minnesota nonprofit corporation, its nonprofit subsidiaries, and affiliates. While these programs are operated by separate and distinct legal entities, they share an underlying adherence to the Nexus Cornerstone Values and Guiding Principles and enjoy the efficiency and economy of coordinated management functions.

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IN THE NEWS @ NEXUS
Nexus Names Dr. Michelle K. Murray President, Chief Executive Officer
Corey is looking for a permanent home

Corey is looking for a permanent home

Nexus Names Dr. Michelle K. Murray President, Chief Executive Officer

Nexus Names Dr. Michelle K. Murray President, Chief Executive Officer

9th Annual Turkey Trot 5K

Kindred Family Focus' 9th Annual Turkey Trot 5K

25th Annual Golf Outing

Onarga Academy 25th Annual Golf Outing

Gerard Academy 18th Annual Golf Tournament

Gerard Academy 18th Annual Golf Tournament

The 2nd Annual Great Steak Out

Join Onarga Academy for The 2nd Annual Great Steak Out

MN Department of Human Services Crisis Line

MN Department of Human Services Crisis Line
Help is available now!

Mille Lacs Academy 23rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Come enjoy a day of golf in support of the youth at Mille Lacs Academy!

Join Us for the 9th Annual Timber Dash Trail Run + Kids K!

Join Us for the 9th Annual Timber Dash Trail Run + Kids K!

The Library
The Library
A list of resources for parents
Parenting Partner
Parenting Partner
Helpful articles for parents
Family Matters
Family Matters
(Q&A with Dr. Michelle Murray, Ph.D.)