Johnnie* is only seven years old and from an even younger age, Johnnie had to take care of his younger siblings. He would protect them from the violence and drug use that was taking place in their home. After experiencing so much abuse and neglect, he learned early on that he could not trust adults to take care of him or act in his best interest.
Youth come to Nexus–Onarga Family Healing with very little to their names and histories rich with trauma. Our direct care staff patiently address the unique traumas each of our youth face and help them heal. Michele Schroeder, Clinical Supervisor, recalls one child, whose unique situation sparked a promise to every future child who would walk through our doors.