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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 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. Promote values not rules

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

  • 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. Build relationships

    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.

  • 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. See kids as individuals

    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.

  • 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. Honor cultural differences

    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.

  • 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. Support trauma recovery

    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.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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. Treat youth as partners

    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.

  • 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. Build skills and competency

    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.

  • 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. Use research and evidence

    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.

  • 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. Produce measurable results

    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.

  • 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. Promote values not rules

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

  • 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. Build relationships

    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.

  • 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. See kids as individuals

    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.

  • 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. Honor cultural differences

    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.

  • 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. Support trauma recovery

    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.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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. Treat youth as partners

    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.

  • 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. Build skills and competency

    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.

  • 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. Use research and evidence

    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.

  • 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. Produce measurable results

    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.

  • 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:

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    Lydia's Story
    Passion with Purpose
    Anna and Master Kinkle at the adoption ceremony with their three kids
    Anna and Master's Story
    Love Knows No Bounds
    youth and staff raising LGBTQ flags
    Cameron's Story
    All Are Welcome
    young Black girl smiling
    Brittany's Story
    Finding Independence
    Donate Mental Health
    Bill's Story
    Paying It Forward

    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