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Nexus Treatment Programs for Foster Care, Adoption, Treatment Foster Care, and Home-Based Counseling Services

Nexus offers a continuum of services for foster care, adoption, treatment foster care, and home-based counseling services. Click on a program below for detailed information.

Minnesota



Greater Minnesota

Therapeutic Foster Care

Specialized foster care services for youth who require out-of-home professional care in the least restrictive environment.
  • Licensed through DHS Rule 4
  • Assistance for youth in transition from residential treatment
  • For youth with special needs such as emotional, behavioral, correctional, or developmental issues
  • Intensive involvement of biological parents
  • Individualized treatment plans
  • Transition youth to independent living
  • Whole family placements

Short-Term Family Foster Care

Short-term relief for families of youth with special needs.
  • Specialized foster parents take youth into their homes

Specialized Foster Care

Family-centered home-based therapy through CTSS that provides skill-building and mentoring services.
  • An alternative to residential placement or as an aftercare program
  • Experienced social workers provide weekly case management
  • Increased supervision in a structured living environment with experienced foster parents
  • Independent living skills training
  • Foster care parents with specific areas of expertise

Whole Family Foster Care

Intensive support and collaborative services for at-risk parents.
  • Skilled foster parents work with families to teach parenting skills
  • Experienced skills workers and therapists work with families in their homes and tailor the program for the family
  • Helps families improve communication and relationship skills

Alternative to Residential Treatment

Help for chemically dependent, seriously and emotionally disturbed youth, or any other youth needing an intensive treatment model.
  • An alternative to residential placement or as an aftercare program
  • Experienced social workers provide weekly case management
  • Increased supervision in a structured living environment with experienced foster parents
  • Independent living skills training
  • Foster care parents with specific areas of expertise receive additional respite and allowance

Adoption

Licensed by the Department of Human Services to provide Minnesota families with adoption services.
  • Recruitment and preparation of adoptive families and adoptable children and youth
  • Counseling and special training for the adoptive family
  • Preparation of the child for adoptive placement
  • Case management and supervision of the child's adoptive placement
  • Referral services
  • Wendy's Wonderful Kids

Waiver Services

  • Waiver programming includes the 245B regulations for youth and young adults with developmental disabilities

Emergency Foster Care

Short-term placement when removal from a home is necessary because of abuse, neglect, or unsafe living conditions.
  • Emergency foster care services, available 24/7
  • Specially trained foster parents

Wright County Crisis Nursery

Community-based, volunteer-driven program that supports families in Wright County.
  • Confidential and nonjudgmental services
  • 24/7 helpline for parents
  • Support, resources, referrals
  • Short-term, temporary, safe care for children (birth to 12 years) during the day or overnight
  • No charge for services

Supervised Visitation

Supervision when visitation requires monitoring for safety and documentation reasons.
  • Minimum supervision
  • Direct supervision
  • Direct supervision with parenting component
  • Visits conducted at a Kindred Family Focus office, in the community, or in the family's home

Home-Based Counseling

Family-centered home-based therapy through CTSS that provides skill-building and mentoring services.
  • Prevents unnecessary placement of youth outside of home
  • Support and skill training for foster care placements
  • Diagnostic assessment services
   

Maryland



Baltimore, MD

Therapeutic Foster Care

A community-based program for youth and families that require mental health services and crisis intervention in a supportive family setting.
  • Licensed by the Maryland Department of Human Resources, Social Service Administration
  • Case management services by licensed social workers
  • Crisis intervention
  • Respite care
  • Individualized community mental health services
  • Educational placement in an appropriate school
  • Ongoing training and workshops for foster parents
  • 24-hour, on-call services for foster parents
  • Accredited by the Joint Commission
  • Referrals accepted from local departments of Social Services and Juvenile Services
   
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