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Minnesota


Mille Lacs Academy, Onamia, MN

Boys, ages 10-19

Mille Lacs Academy (MLA) is located 75 miles north of the Twin Cities on a 40-acre wooded lot, just outside the city of Onamia, MN. The site features a state-of-the-art facility that includes a school, gymnasium, dormitories, kitchen, cafeteria, group living space, and office space. Programming focuses on adolescent boys with unhealthy sexual behaviors and significant mental health issues, as well as specialized programming for lower intellectual functioning, developmental delay, and other special needs.

  • Residential Treatment
  • Group Home Program
  • The School at Mille Lacs Academy

Gerard Academy, Austin, MN

Boys & Girls, ages 6-19

Gerard Academy is located on a beautiful 12-acre campus, adjacent to a nature preserve, in Austin, MN, on land formerly known as the Hormel Estate. The campus offers a homelike setting, where students live, eat, exercise, go to school, and build relationships with counselors, teachers, and other students. Programming focuses on boys and girls with emotional and behavioral issues.

  • Residential Treatment
    • Boys' Programs
    • Girls' Programs
  • 45-Day Assessment Program
  • Short-Term Program
  • Bridging Program
  • Emergency Shelter Program
  • Gerard Community Mental Health Services
  • New Dominion School

Nexus Glen Lake, Minnetonka MN

Girls, ages 14-19

Nexus Glen Lake is a secure facility, located at 14300 County Road 62, Minnetonka, MN. The site features 12 private bedrooms and a large campus with gardens that youth can maintain, a picnic area, and a basketball hoop. Programming focuses on girls with severe emotional and behavioral issues who have not had success with prior placements, and includes intense family involvement and experiential therapy.

  • Residential Treatment
  • Oak Hills School

Kindred Family Focus, Greater Minnesota

Kindred Family Focus provides foster care in 52 of 87 Minnesota Counties, making it the largest private foster care provider in the state, serving more than 262 youth daily. Programming for youth, ages birth-21, includes foster care, adoption, community-based services, a crisis nursery, alternative to residential care, and waiver services.

  • Children’s Therapeutic Services and Supports (CTSS)
  • Supervised Visitation
  • Emergency Foster Care
  • Short-Term Foster Care
  • Whole Family Foster Care
  • Foster Care
  • Therapeutic Foster Care — Alternative to Residential Treatment
  • Adoption
  • Crisis Nursery Serving Wright County
  • Waiver Services

Illinois


Onarga Academy, Onarga, IL

Adolescent Males, ages 11-20

Onarga Academy is located about 90 miles south of Chicago in the quaint village of Onarga, IL. Adolescent males, ages 11-20, who have exhibited harmful sexual behaviors and behavioral/emotional disorders, receive family-centered, trauma-informed residential treatment and on-site, year-round education delivered through cognitive behavioral therapy and sensory approaches. Residents' chemical health and substance abuse issues are also addressed during treatment.

  • Residential Treatment
  • Group Home Living
  • Transitional Living
  • Therapeutic Foster Care
  • Autism Day School
  • Grand Prairie School

Indian Oaks Academy, Manteno, IL

Boys & Girls, ages 12-20

Indian Oaks Academy has earned a national reputation as an outstanding residential treatment provider for hard-to-place youth with multiple placement failures. Located just 50 miles south of Chicago, the residential treatment program and on-site, year-round school at Indian Oaks Academy provide family-centered, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy and sensory approaches for boys and girls, ages 12-21, with harmful sexual behaviors, developmental disability, and behavioral disorders. The Academy also partners with a local hospital to provide inpatient psychiatric treatment for residents and community members, and provides foster care support through Starfish Family Homes.

  • Residential Treatment
  • Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment
  • Independent Living Option
  • Group Home Living
  • Transitional Living
  • Safe Harbor School
  • Foster Care Support Services

Maryland


Woodbourne Center, Baltimore, MD

Boys 12-18

Woodbourne supports and cares for children and their families who have become involved in the child welfare system, the juvenile justice system, and mental health programs, and gives children new coping skills, a foundation in education, and a positive self-outlook. Family-centered, trauma-informed, psychiatric residential programing addresses harmful sexual behaviors and emotional and behavioral issues. Treatment Foster Care is also offered through the site.

  • Psychiatric Residential Treatment
  • Special Behaviors Unit
  • Treatment Foster Care
  • Woodbourne School

Nexus Corporate Office, Plymouth, MN

505 Highway 169 North
Suite 500
Plymouth, MN 55441-6447
763-551-8640

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