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You and your family might have tried many options. You might feel exhausted, discouraged, or afraid. You might even believe your situation is hopeless. But, at Nexus, we don’t.

We believe no child or family is ever beyond hope.

That’s why we never give up—not on a child, not on a family, not on you. Where some see problems, we see the potential. What some call impossible, we call our mission. Nexus Family Healing is here to help you turn things around.

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“Nexus-Gerard was able to step in when we couldn’t help our child anymore."

- Parent

What’s different at Nexus?

We are experts in mental health, behavioral health, and trauma for children, teens, and families and serve thousands of individuals through our outpatient and community mental health services, foster care and adoption and residential care. We also have a strong reputation in three key areas:

 

What's Different At Nexus

What's Different At Nexus

“I learned tools to get me through situations differently."

- Youth

What's Our Approach?

At Nexus, we follow these 10 Practice Principles:

  • 1. Values-Oriented
    Nexus Approach Infographic highlighting Values-oriented component

    We believe choices are better influenced by values than rules, and that integrating values into daily lives leads to emotional, behavioral, and relational growth.

  • Nexus Approach Infographic highlighting Values-oriented component

    We believe choices are better influenced by values than rules, and that integrating values into daily lives leads to emotional, behavioral, and relational growth.

  • 2. Relationship-Based
    Nexus Approach Infographic highlighting Relationship-based component

    We know positive change can only be achieved through consistent engagement, trust, respect, and a willingness to listen and learn. Healthy relationships lay the foundation for successful growth.

  • Nexus Approach Infographic highlighting Relationship-based component

    We know positive change can only be achieved through consistent engagement, trust, respect, and a willingness to listen and learn. Healthy relationships lay the foundation for successful growth.

  • 3. Individualized & Strengths Focused
    Nexus Approach Infographic highlighting Individualized & Strengths Focused component

    No two children are alike, so no two treatment plans will be either. We design our approaches and goals around each child’s unique skills, resources, strengths, and needs.

  • Nexus Approach Infographic highlighting Individualized & Strengths Focused component

    No two children are alike, so no two treatment plans will be either. We design our approaches and goals around each child’s unique skills, resources, strengths, and needs.

  • 4. Culturally-Responsive
    Nexus Approach Infographic highlighting Culturally-responsive component

    We work hard to recognize, affirm, and respond respectfully to people of every race, ethnic background, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, gender expression, and faith.

  • Nexus Approach Infographic highlighting Culturally-responsive component

    We work hard to recognize, affirm, and respond respectfully to people of every race, ethnic background, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, gender expression, and faith.

  • 5. Trauma-Informed
    Nexus Approach Infographic highlighting Trauma-informed component

    Many of the kids and families we serve have a history of trauma and we’re committed to creating safe environments that are sensitive to trauma reactions. We provide trauma-informed interventions, help manage related symptoms, and support ongoing recovery from traumatic experiences.

  • Nexus Approach Infographic highlighting Trauma-informed component

    Many of the kids and families we serve have a history of trauma and we’re committed to creating safe environments that are sensitive to trauma reactions. We provide trauma-informed interventions, help manage related symptoms, and support ongoing recovery from traumatic experiences.

  • 6. Put families first
    Nexus Approach Infographic highlighting Family-driven component

    We place a high priority on a family’s needs, circumstances, and preferences.—so we engage with families as equal partners in the care of their children and recognize them as experts in identifying the needs of their child and family.

  • Nexus Approach Infographic highlighting Family-driven component

    We place a high priority on a family’s needs, circumstances, and preferences.—so we engage with families as equal partners in the care of their children and recognize them as experts in identifying the needs of their child and family.

  • 7. Youth-Guided
    Nexus Approach Infographic highlighting Youth-guided component

    As we develop goals, support plans, and daily care for the kids we serve, their voices and choices are at the heart of each decision.

  • Nexus Approach Infographic highlighting Youth-guided component

    As we develop goals, support plans, and daily care for the kids we serve, their voices and choices are at the heart of each decision.

  • 8. Skill & Competency-Based
    Nexus Approach Infographic highlighting Skill & competency-based

    We invest time and resources into helping kids develop skills, emotional capacities, cognitive functioning, and problem-solving abilities so they can achieve sustainable success in school, community, and life.

  • Nexus Approach Infographic highlighting Skill & competency-based

    We invest time and resources into helping kids develop skills, emotional capacities, cognitive functioning, and problem-solving abilities so they can achieve sustainable success in school, community, and life.

  • 9. Evidence-Informed
    Nexus Approach Infographic highlighting Evidence-informed component

    At all levels of our organization, we base our decisions and our care on our own internal data, as well as the best-available research, practices, and evidence—so we have the highest likelihood of ensuring long-term success for the youth and families we serve.

  • Nexus Approach Infographic highlighting Evidence-informed component

    At all levels of our organization, we base our decisions and our care on our own internal data, as well as the best-available research, practices, and evidence—so we have the highest likelihood of ensuring long-term success for the youth and families we serve.

  • 10. Outcomes-Driven
    Nexus Approach Infographic highlighting Outcomes-driven component

    Ultimately what matters is that the kids we serve are in safe, permanent homes—preferably with their own families—and that they receive the skills and healing they need to thrive. We continually measure ourselves against this standard, and adjust our approach accordingly.

  • Nexus Approach Infographic highlighting Outcomes-driven component

    Ultimately what matters is that the kids we serve are in safe, permanent homes—preferably with their own families—and that they receive the skills and healing they need to thrive. We continually measure ourselves against this standard, and adjust our approach accordingly.

  • 1. Values-Oriented
    Nexus Approach Infographic highlighting Values-oriented component

    We believe choices are better influenced by values than rules, and that integrating values into daily lives leads to emotional, behavioral, and relational growth.

  • Nexus Approach Infographic highlighting Values-oriented component

    We believe choices are better influenced by values than rules, and that integrating values into daily lives leads to emotional, behavioral, and relational growth.

  • 2. Relationship-Based
    Nexus Approach Infographic highlighting Relationship-based component

    We know positive change can only be achieved through consistent engagement, trust, respect, and a willingness to listen and learn. Healthy relationships lay the foundation for successful growth.

  • Nexus Approach Infographic highlighting Relationship-based component

    We know positive change can only be achieved through consistent engagement, trust, respect, and a willingness to listen and learn. Healthy relationships lay the foundation for successful growth.

  • 3. Individualized & Strengths Focused
    Nexus Approach Infographic highlighting Individualized & Strengths Focused component

    No two children are alike, so no two treatment plans will be either. We design our approaches and goals around each child’s unique skills, resources, strengths, and needs.

  • Nexus Approach Infographic highlighting Individualized & Strengths Focused component

    No two children are alike, so no two treatment plans will be either. We design our approaches and goals around each child’s unique skills, resources, strengths, and needs.

  • 4. Culturally-Responsive
    Nexus Approach Infographic highlighting Culturally-responsive component

    We work hard to recognize, affirm, and respond respectfully to people of every race, ethnic background, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, gender expression, and faith.

  • Nexus Approach Infographic highlighting Culturally-responsive component

    We work hard to recognize, affirm, and respond respectfully to people of every race, ethnic background, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, gender expression, and faith.

  • 5. Trauma-Informed
    Nexus Approach Infographic highlighting Trauma-informed component

    Many of the kids and families we serve have a history of trauma and we’re committed to creating safe environments that are sensitive to trauma reactions. We provide trauma-informed interventions, help manage related symptoms, and support ongoing recovery from traumatic experiences.

  • Nexus Approach Infographic highlighting Trauma-informed component

    Many of the kids and families we serve have a history of trauma and we’re committed to creating safe environments that are sensitive to trauma reactions. We provide trauma-informed interventions, help manage related symptoms, and support ongoing recovery from traumatic experiences.

  • 6. Put families first
    Nexus Approach Infographic highlighting Family-driven component

    We place a high priority on a family’s needs, circumstances, and preferences.—so we engage with families as equal partners in the care of their children and recognize them as experts in identifying the needs of their child and family.

  • Nexus Approach Infographic highlighting Family-driven component

    We place a high priority on a family’s needs, circumstances, and preferences.—so we engage with families as equal partners in the care of their children and recognize them as experts in identifying the needs of their child and family.

  • 7. Youth-Guided
    Nexus Approach Infographic highlighting Youth-guided component

    As we develop goals, support plans, and daily care for the kids we serve, their voices and choices are at the heart of each decision.

  • Nexus Approach Infographic highlighting Youth-guided component

    As we develop goals, support plans, and daily care for the kids we serve, their voices and choices are at the heart of each decision.

  • 8. Skill & Competency-Based
    Nexus Approach Infographic highlighting Skill & competency-based

    We invest time and resources into helping kids develop skills, emotional capacities, cognitive functioning, and problem-solving abilities so they can achieve sustainable success in school, community, and life.

  • Nexus Approach Infographic highlighting Skill & competency-based

    We invest time and resources into helping kids develop skills, emotional capacities, cognitive functioning, and problem-solving abilities so they can achieve sustainable success in school, community, and life.

  • 9. Evidence-Informed
    Nexus Approach Infographic highlighting Evidence-informed component

    At all levels of our organization, we base our decisions and our care on our own internal data, as well as the best-available research, practices, and evidence—so we have the highest likelihood of ensuring long-term success for the youth and families we serve.

  • Nexus Approach Infographic highlighting Evidence-informed component

    At all levels of our organization, we base our decisions and our care on our own internal data, as well as the best-available research, practices, and evidence—so we have the highest likelihood of ensuring long-term success for the youth and families we serve.

  • 10. Outcomes-Driven
    Nexus Approach Infographic highlighting Outcomes-driven component

    Ultimately what matters is that the kids we serve are in safe, permanent homes—preferably with their own families—and that they receive the skills and healing they need to thrive. We continually measure ourselves against this standard, and adjust our approach accordingly.

  • Nexus Approach Infographic highlighting Outcomes-driven component

    Ultimately what matters is that the kids we serve are in safe, permanent homes—preferably with their own families—and that they receive the skills and healing they need to thrive. We continually measure ourselves against this standard, and adjust our approach accordingly.

    Stories of Hope

    Thousands of lives have been changed through Nexus Family Healing. Here are just a few:

    Marcus with his mom
    Marcus' Story
    Learning Life Skills
    John and Haley with foster youth
    John & Haley’s Story
    Giving Back Love and Support

    Accreditation you can trust.

    Our accreditation with Council on Accreditation (COA) and Joint Commission (JC) affirms that all facilities in the Nexus Family Healing network meet the highest standards of care, training, privacy, health, safety, and more. COA is an international, independent, nonprofit, human service accrediting organization. JC is an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies healthcare organizations and programs in the United States.
    COAThe Joint Commission