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Our Approach to Treatment

Nexus residential programs are designed to keep your family engaged throughout the treatment process—and to ensure you’re wrapped with all the support you need during this difficult time. While we’re helping your child build skills and stability in their lives, we’ll also help the rest of your family deal with the impact of trauma and mental health issues.

Learn more about Nexus Residential Treatment.

Our Treatment Center

Luther Hall is located in a quiet residential neighborhood in Fargo, North Dakota. The bi-level building was expanded in 2012 and now consists of 14 bedrooms, a recreational center, sensory room, lounging areas, and multiple spaces for family visits and therapy sessions. There is green space outside to play onsite, along with a small garden. On-site educational instruction is provided by Fargo Public Schools and includes special education services. 

In 2019, Performance-based Standards (PbS) presented Luther Hall with the Barbara Allen-Hagen Award for improving young people’s understanding of rules and perceptions of fairness and safety in their programming.

Programs for Males & Females

Luther Hall

(Ages 10-17)

Luther Hall offers a therapeutic setting for 16 boys and girls ages 10-17 who present risk to themselves and others due to significant issues impacting their everyday lives, resulting in the need for out-of-home placement for treatment. We provide individualized and comprehensive services by specially trained, dedicated staff in a carefully structured environment. Youth receive treatment for issues such as mental health challenges, substance use, or because of a history that demonstrates the child’s need for a higher level of care.

All residents participate in individual and group therapy, as well as family therapy, which can be done in person or via secure video conferencing avenues for families unable to be physically present. On-site educational instruction is provided by Fargo Public Schools and includes special education services. Luther Hall only accepts placement of North Dakota and Minnesota children.

Emotional, Behavioral, and Mental Health Program

For kids who struggle with their emotions, behaviors, and/or mental health, we’re passionate about providing the support they need to heal, grow, and thrive—and we’re highly experienced at doing so.

What are emotional, behavioral, and mental health issues?

When a child’s behavior becomes unmanageable—even with high levels of adult intervention, and even when the child is provided love, structure, and protection—that child is most likely experiencing emotional, behavioral, or mental health issues.

We are experts in working with kids who have ongoing emotional and/or behavioral manifestations, like aggression, self-harm, social withdrawal, emotional outbursts, inappropriate social interactions, inability to self-regulate/self-soothe, and suicidal tendencies.

We treat a wide range of diagnoses, including depression, anxiety, ADHD/ADD, bipolar/manic disorder, PTSD, conduct/oppositional defiant disorder, attachment disorder, pervasive developmental disorder, and more.

Based on each child’s individual and family needs, we use some or all of the following treatment approaches: • Psychological and Psychiatric Assessments

  • Clinical Evaluations
  • Therapy – Individual, Family, and Group
  • Counseling – Individual, Family, and Group
  • Psycho-Education – Individual, Family, and GroupPsychiatric Oversight (to include Medication Management)
  • Experiential Therapy – Sensory, Movement, Sand, Animal Interactions, and Play
  • Research-Based Techniques for Trauma Healing – EMDR (Eye Movement De- Sensitization Reprocessing) and/or TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused – Cognitive Based Therapy)
  • Daily Activity and Recreation
  • Vocational Skill Development
  • Education/School (at the appropriate grade and functional level)
  • Referrals – for Substance Abuse Treatment and/or Speech, Physical, and Occupational Therapies

Licensing & Accreditations

  • Accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA)
  • Licensed as a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility for Children and Adolescents by the North Dakota Department of Human Services


Our LocationS

Luther Hall
1505 5th Avenue South
Fargo, ND 58103
Phone: 701-232-8905
Fax: 701-232-3537

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Fax: 701-232-3537



When submitting the Universal Application, please also include the following: a recent psychiatric progress note, list of services already tried, a recommendation letter for PRTF level of care from an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Psychologist, or Psychiatrist, an IEP if applicable, and discharge summaries of inpatient/residential stays.