Gerard Community Mental Health Services

Gerard’s SHIP Comes In

Gerard Academy received a grant from the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) for $2,700 of outdoor recreation equipment. Elaine Hansen, Senior Development Coordinator for Gerard Academy, submitted an application for bike helmets, footballs, basketballs, bean bag toss games, softball gloves, bats, volleyballs, and other outdoor recreation equipment for the youth in Gerard’s residential program.
 
Gerard’s SHIP project provides students with equipment to use when playing outdoors. Having a variety of equipment gives residents many options for exercise. One youth said, “It’s fun to have new equipment and choices about what we can do.”
 
The youth are busy enjoying the great weather and fresh air as they engage in physical activity on the beautiful campus. They also have portable bean bag toss games to take on camping trips and outings to area parks.
 
“We are glad to again have bean bags to use with the boards,” said a Gerard staff member. “The kids also appreciate having new softball gloves and softballs with the covers not coming off.”
Youth are so thrilled about the equipment, even their therapists are hearing about it. One therapist reported a client’s enthusiasm about receiving new basketballs.
 
To store all of this new equipment, Gerard Academy was also fortunate to receive support from Home Depot to go towards shelving units.

IN THE NEWS @ NEXUS
Summer, Raymond and Shawn are looking for a permanent home

Summer, Raymond and Shawn are looking for a permanent home

Crisis Nursery 20th Annual Spring Fundraiser

Crisis Nursery 20th Annual Spring Fundraiser

Join us for the 24th Annual Onarga Academy Classic 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament!

24th Annual Onarga Academy Classic 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament!

Indian Oaks Academy Names New Clinical Director

Indian Oaks Academy Names New Clinical Director

Coats of Many Colors

Gerard Academy’s Coats of Many Colors

Onarga Academy names Leya Barrett as Clinical Director

Onarga Academy names Leya Barrett as Clinical Director

Gerard Academy Names Employee Ambassador of the Year

Gerard Academy Names Employee Ambassador of the Year

Program Changes

Onarga Program Changes

Nexus Names Dr. Michelle K. Murray Chief Clinical Officer

Nexus Names Dr. Michelle K. Murray Chief Clinical Officer

Nexus CARES

One of these boys is in foster care. You can’t tell who because.. Nexus CARES

NEXUS | GiveMN
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.)