Welcome to Gerard Academy
Partnering to Create Progressive Treatment Options
Gerard Academy programming partners with youth, family, county, and community resources
to provide individualized plans that focus on lasting outcomes following treatment.
The staff and leadership at Gerard continually seek ways to create progressive and
unique treatment options, increase its continuum of care, expand its geographic
reach, and provide more proximate services to better meet the needs of children
and families in its care.
Gerard Academy’s residential treatment programs and on-site, year-round school provide
cognitive behavioral therapy for boys and girls, ages 6-19, who are struggling with
family relationships, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, aggression, depression,
self-harm, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, chemical health, patterns
of abusive behavior, and trauma-based mental health issues.
A private nonprofit organization, Gerard Academy has provided treatment services
to youth for more than four decades. Today, we continue to support and care for
children in difficult circumstances with a program mix that is progressive and responsive
to those we serve. Treatment components include unit milieu; individual, group,
and family therapy; and on-site, year-round education.
Gerard offers an array of high-quality services to give children and families the
tools and skills they need to successfully return to home and community. Programming
is accredited by The Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services (COA)
and licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services and Department of Health.
New Dominion School is accredited by AdvancEd.
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
The Residential Treatment Center offers programs for boys and girls ages 6 to 18
who are struggling with emotional or behavioral disorders by focusing on issues,
improving social skills, and developing an improved sense of responsibility and
Learn more about the Residential Treatment Programs, here.
A multi-disciplinary treatment team evaluates youth for medical, clinical, psychiatric,
recreational, and educational needs, then recommends appropriate treatment options.
Learn more about
the 45-Day Assessments, here.
Short-Term Residential Treatment
The Short-Term Program is an intensive 90- to 120-day, solution-focused intervention
for boys and girls ages 8-18 with emotional or behavioral disorders.
about the Short-Term Program, here.
The Bridging Program works in partnership with local counties to increase continuity
of care before, during, and after a youth is placed in residential treatment.
Learn more about the Bridging Program, here.
Emergency Shelter Program
The Gerard Academy Emergency Shelter Program works to provide short-term placements
for youth in need of emergency shelter when they cannot stay in their homes.
Learn more about the Emergency Shelter Program, here.
New Dominion School
New Dominion School provides an integrated, full-day educational program for students
in residential treatment at Gerard Academy.
A partnership with Riverland Community College gives Gerard students a chance to
experience college life with a weekly course.
more about New Dominion School, here.
CONTACT US TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION
1111 28th Street NE
Austin, MN 55912
Brent Henry, Executive
- Jeff Hansen,
Corporate Admissions Manager
- Loren Nerison,
Gerard Admissions Coordinator