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.
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.read more »
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.read more »
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.read more »
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.”read more »
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.read more »
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).read more »
Nexus treatment is a nonprofit, 501(C)3 organization. Gerard, Family Focus, and Woodbourne Center are part of Nexus Consolidated.read more »
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.read more »
Gerard Academy and the Hormel Historic Home King’s Wood Dinner on Saturday, May 19, 2018