Authored by Nexus Family Healing on March 26, 2020

Nexus, a national nonprofit organization that provides mental health services to youth and families, is changing its name to Nexus Family Healing. For more than 45 years, Nexus has focused on rebuilding lives, reconnecting families and restoring hope for youth and families suffering from mental, emotional and behavioral issues. Moving forward, Nexus Family Healing will fulfill that purpose with a new name, a refreshed brand, greater integration of its services, and a talented new leadership team led by Dr. Michelle K. Murray, LMFT, President and CEO.

On the frontline of Nexus Family Healing’s work are its eight agencies, including Minnesota-based FACTS, Gerard, Kindred and Mille Lacs; Indian Oaks and Onarga in Illinois; PATH throughout North Dakota; and Woodbourne in Maryland. Through these agencies, Nexus Family Healing provides an array of individualized mental health services in outpatient/community mental health, foster care and adoption, and residential treatment. Murray and the headquarters team in Plymouth, Minn., are focused on providing innovative and efficient support to the agencies as the organization works to integrate services across the country, expand community mental health offerings to address increased need, and consistently deliver its family-focused approach.

As part of the rebranding effort, the individual agencies will feature the Nexus Family Healing name alongside their own names in a consistent brand architecture supporting their integration into a single system. A new tagline, “Restoring hope. Reshaping futures.” underscores the outcome of Nexus Family Healing’s work.

“Our new name clearly conveys our understanding that in order to change a child’s life, families, too, must be supported and healed. Our dedication to providing innovative, effective, trauma-informed mental health care is as much about families as the youth that we serve,” said Murray. “Every time we help children change the course of their lives, we are breaking a cycle for current and future generations that continues long after our work is done. By interrupting cycles of harm, we create the possibility of healthier families, more stable communities and a better world.”