Nexus-Kindred Family Healing

Nexus-Kindred Family Healing We are dedicated to our mission of “changing the course of a child's life by stabilizing families and strengthening mental health." Nexus-Kindred Family Healing (formerly Kindred Family Focus) is part of Nexus Family Healing, a national nonprofit network of mental health agencies with over 45 years of restoring hope for thousands of children and families through outpatient and community mental health services, foster care and adoption, and residential treatment.

We use innovative, personalized approaches to heal trauma, break cycles of harm, and reshape futures. Nexus-Kindred Family Healing is Minnesota’s largest private, nonprofit foster care provider in the state, serving more than 262 youth daily. Foster parents and children are served by 11 offices, and home-based care is provided through Children’s Therapeutic Services and Supports (CTSS). We encoura

We use innovative, personalized approaches to heal trauma, break cycles of harm, and reshape futures. Nexus-Kindred Family Healing is Minnesota’s largest private, nonprofit foster care provider in the state, serving more than 262 youth daily. Foster parents and children are served by 11 offices, and home-based care is provided through Children’s Therapeutic Services and Supports (CTSS). We encoura

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You don’t want to miss this event! Register today and save the date!  📅 October 1, 2021 🕖 6 - 10 p.m. 📍 The Westin Edina...
09/03/2021

You don’t want to miss this event! Register today and save the date!

📅 October 1, 2021
🕖 6 - 10 p.m.
📍 The Westin Edina Galleria (Virtual option also available)
🔗 Register > http://ow.ly/dDu050G2Flt

#NightForNexus

Join Night for Nexus emcee Joe Schmit- Keynote Speaker "Silent Impact" KSTP-TV Sports Anchor, for an evening of amazing food and drinks, live entertainment, an exciting auction, and powerful, personal stories of hope.

📅 October 1, 2021

🕖 6 - 10 p.m.

📍 The Westin Edina Galleria (Virtual option also available)

🔗Register > http://ow.ly/dDu050G2Flt

#NightForNexus

Every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to su***de. It’s time to raise awareness and recognize our role to help preve...
09/01/2021

Every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to su***de. It’s time to raise awareness and recognize our role to help prevent it.

#SuicidePrevention

Every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to su***de. It’s time to raise awareness and recognize our role to help prevent it.

#SuicidePrevention

Ticket to Dream Foundation’s GoPlay! program helps children in foster care find their passion whether it’s on the field,...
08/30/2021

Ticket to Dream Foundation’s GoPlay! program helps children in foster care find their passion whether it’s on the field, in a dance studio, or even learning a musical instrument. Thanks to customers rounding up in Famous Footwear stores this summer, Ticket to Dream & Famous Footwear are helping our youth return to their favorite activities this back-to-school season. This donation will allow us to pay for registration fees, equipment & uniforms, special supplies, and more! Thank you so much for this wonderful donation!

Ticket to Dream Foundation’s GoPlay! program helps children in foster care find their passion whether it’s on the field, in a dance studio, or even learning a musical instrument. Thanks to customers rounding up in Famous Footwear stores this summer, Ticket to Dream & Famous Footwear are helping our youth return to their favorite activities this back-to-school season. This donation will allow us to pay for registration fees, equipment & uniforms, special supplies, and more! Thank you so much for this wonderful donation!

We want to thank our staff, donors, leadership team, foster/adoption families, partnering agencies, and supporters for h...
08/17/2021

We want to thank our staff, donors, leadership team, foster/adoption families, partnering agencies, and supporters for helping to spread our impact. We could not do our work without you, and we are so grateful! Happy #NationalNonprofitDay!

Take a look at our impact here > http://ow.ly/J2zm50FOV21

We want to thank our staff, donors, leadership team, foster/adoption families, partnering agencies, and supporters for helping to spread our impact. We could not do our work without you, and we are so grateful! Happy #NationalNonprofitDay!

Take a look at our impact here > http://ow.ly/J2zm50FOV21

You don’t want to miss the awesome FREE webinar for parents and caregivers to help you prepare for the upcoming school y...
08/09/2021

You don’t want to miss the awesome FREE webinar for parents and caregivers to help you prepare for the upcoming school year and more! You can even submit your own question ahead of time.

📆 Tuesday, August 17

🕖 7:00p.m. - 8:00p.m. CDT

💻 Register Here >http://ow.ly/nVvZ50FNlCe

Join our expert panel of child mental health and academic professions to answer your back to school questions! Come learn ways to support your child, learn about anxiety symptoms, and more! You can even submit your own question ahead of time.

📆 Tuesday, August 17

🕖 7:00p.m. - 8:00p.m. CDT

💻 Register Here > http://ow.ly/ZM8m50FNljr

Thanks to donations made in Mattress Firm stores, we have received a donation from Ticket to Dream Foundation that will ...
08/07/2021

Thanks to donations made in Mattress Firm stores, we have received a donation from Ticket to Dream Foundation that will allow us to provide our foster youth with laptops, backpacks, school supplies, & educational support, giving them the best chance to succeed in the classroom!

Thanks to donations made in Mattress Firm stores, we have received a donation from Ticket to Dream Foundation that will allow us to provide our foster youth with laptops, backpacks, school supplies, & educational support, giving them the best chance to succeed in the classroom!

Happy #NationalParentsDay to all who spread unconditional love and support to children. Caring for kids calls for dedica...
07/25/2021

Happy #NationalParentsDay to all who spread unconditional love and support to children. Caring for kids calls for dedication and we celebrate you!

Happy #NationalParentsDay to all who spread unconditional love and support to children. Caring for kids calls for dedication and we celebrate you!

Join us TONIGHT to learn about the expectations of being a foster/adoptive parent, why children get placed in foster car...
07/20/2021

Join us TONIGHT to learn about the expectations of being a foster/adoptive parent, why children get placed in foster care, and much more! No registration needed!

🗓 Tuesday, July 20

⏱7:00 - 8:00 p.m. CDT

🔗https://nexus-yfs.zoom.us/j/96085541080

If you have questions prior to the session or are interested in starting the application process, please contact Megan Nelson at 507-517-8381 or [email protected].

Join us TONIGHT to learn about the expectations of being a foster/adoptive parent, why children get placed in foster care, and much more! No registration needed!

🗓 Tuesday, July 20

⏱7:00 - 8:00 p.m. CDT

🔗https://nexus-yfs.zoom.us/j/96085541080

If you have questions prior to the session or are interested in starting the application process, please contact Megan Nelson at 507-517-8381 or [email protected].

We are so grateful for Matt Petz, Founder and Head Coach of CrossFit Una Stamus / Una Stamus Fitness, and Kelly Swanson ...
07/19/2021

We are so grateful for Matt Petz, Founder and Head Coach of CrossFit Una Stamus / Una Stamus Fitness, and Kelly Swanson who provided all 53 children in foster care a custom bike, lock, and helmet! Thank you to everyone who donated and spent time building all of the bikes for our youth! They will love them!

Learn more about Nexus-Kindred > http://ow.ly/YkY650D8UcH

“We do not need to know the beginning of a child’s story to change the ending.” Learn how you can make a difference in a...
07/14/2021

“We do not need to know the beginning of a child’s story to change the ending.”

Learn how you can make a difference in a child’s life at our online foster care inquiry meeting. No registration needed!

🗓 Tuesday, July 20

⏱7:00 - 8:00 p.m. CDT

🔗https://nexus-yfs.zoom.us/j/96085541080

If you have questions prior to the session or are interested in starting the application process, please contact Megan Nelson at 507-517-8381 or [email protected].

“We do not need to know the beginning of a child’s story to change the ending.”

Learn how you can make a difference in a child’s life at our online foster care inquiry meeting. No registration needed!

🗓 Tuesday, July 20

⏱7:00 - 8:00 p.m. CDT

🔗https://nexus-yfs.zoom.us/j/96085541080

If you have questions prior to the session or are interested in starting the application process, please contact Megan Nelson at 507-517-8381 or [email protected].

Children wait every day for a foster family like yours! Learn how you can help a child in foster care. Join us for a pre...
07/09/2021

Children wait every day for a foster family like yours! Learn how you can help a child in foster care. Join us for a pressure free informational session. No registration needed!

🗓 Tuesday, July 20

⏱7:00 - 8:00 p.m. CDT

🔗https://nexus-yfs.zoom.us/j/96085541080

If you have questions prior to the session or are interested in starting the application process, please contact Megan Nelson at 507-517-8381 or [email protected].

Children wait every day for a foster family like yours! Learn how you can help a child in foster care. Join us for a pressure free informational session. No registration needed!

🗓 Tuesday, July 20

⏱7:00 - 8:00 p.m. CDT

🔗https://nexus-yfs.zoom.us/j/96085541080

If you have questions prior to the session or are interested in starting the application process, please contact Megan Nelson at 507-517-8381 or [email protected].

We are calling on Minnesota families in the Twin Cities metro area who are looking to adopt these amazing three siblings...
07/06/2021

We are calling on Minnesota families in the Twin Cities metro area who are looking to adopt these amazing three siblings!

Jer’Monta (7) is very friendly, polite, and charming. He loves playing with toys and enjoys outdoor activities!

Ra’Hamm (4) has a great sense of humor and enjoys playing with other children, reading books, and listening to music.

Ha’Keem (4) is very silly and loves to help. He loves to ride his bike, play at the playground, and his favorite foods include pasta and French fries!

For more information, please contact Kim Mertes, Adoption Social Worker at [email protected] or call 218-722-6106.

We are calling on Minnesota families in the Twin Cities metro area who are looking to adopt these amazing three siblings!

Jer’Monta (7) is very friendly, polite, and charming. He loves playing with toys and enjoys outdoor activities!

Ra’Hamm (4) has a great sense of humor and enjoys playing with other children, reading books, and listening to music.

Ha’Keem (4) is very silly and loves to help. He loves to ride his bike, play at the playground, and his favorite foods include pasta and French fries!

For more information, please contact Kim Mertes, Adoption Social Worker at [email protected] or call 218-722-6106.

Wishing you all a happy #FourthOfJuly!
07/04/2021

Wishing you all a happy #FourthOfJuly!

Wishing you all a happy #FourthOfJuly!

To all men who make a difference in the lives of others: We celebrate your care, compassion, and the impact you make! Ha...
06/20/2021

To all men who make a difference in the lives of others: We celebrate your care, compassion, and the impact you make! Happy Father’s Day!

To all men who make a difference in the lives of others: We celebrate your care, compassion, and the impact you make! Happy Father’s Day!

A federal holiday of recognition, restoration, and celebration.We continue our journey to fight against slavery and syst...
06/19/2021

A federal holiday of recognition, restoration, and celebration.

We continue our journey to fight against slavery and systemic racism by respecting and supporting every individual we serve and using our voice to make a difference!

#Juneteenth

A federal holiday of recognition, restoration, and celebration.

We continue our journey to fight against slavery and systemic racism by respecting and supporting every individual we serve and using our voice to make a difference!

#Juneteenth

We recognize the vital role that community partners – including mental health and substance abuse providers, courts and ...
06/11/2021

We recognize the vital role that community partners – including mental health and substance abuse providers, courts and judges, foster parents and others – play in helping to reunify, strengthen and support families and celebrate the accomplishments of families who have overcome an array of challenges to reunify safely and successfully. #ReunificationMonth

Outcomes for children and families are best when parents and kinship caregivers communicate honestly and show empathy and understanding. Learn more. https://buff.ly/2x2b1ej

06/08/2021
Meet Zaiden

Meet Zaiden! We first met Zaiden on his video shoot a couple years ago and had such a blast with him. He loves dogs, playing and watching all sports, and enjoys staying active outdoors. Zaiden is a Minnesota kid waiting for a forever family. Share his reel to introduce families to awesome kids like him!

Adopt. Village. Give.

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06/04/2021

Please join Nexus Family Healing for their Facebook giveaway! Head over to the Nexus Family Healing page to Like, Follow, Comment, and Share their post for a chance to win prizes for you and your family to enjoy this summer!

We are here to provide you with the resources to live your truth! Happy Pride Month!
06/02/2021

We are here to provide you with the resources to live your truth! Happy Pride Month!

Join us in celebrating #PrideMonth as we uplift, encourage, and empower one another!

In memory of many, in honor of all, thank you! Your bravery and service will never be forgotten.  #MemorialDay
05/31/2021

In memory of many, in honor of all, thank you! Your bravery and service will never be forgotten.

#MemorialDay

In memory of many, in honor of all, thank you! Your bravery and service will never be forgotten.

#MemorialDay

Did you know… There are 162 Nexus-Kindred foster families across Minnesota.  These foster families dedicate each and eve...
05/28/2021

Did you know… There are 162 Nexus-Kindred foster families across Minnesota. These foster families dedicate each and every day to nurture and care for children until they are able to return home to their families. Being a foster parent takes courage, commitment, and a big heart and we are grateful for each and every one of them!

If you have a big heart, consider fostering! Learn more here: http://ow.ly/cJom50EDnBF

Did you know… There are 162 Nexus-Kindred foster families across Minnesota. These foster families dedicate each and every day to nurture and care for children until they are able to return home to their families. Being a foster parent takes courage, commitment, and a big heart and we are grateful for each and every one of them!

If you have a big heart, consider fostering! Learn more here: http://ow.ly/cJom50EDnBF

Join us in congratulating these families for 20 years of providing foster care to kids in their communities- what a diff...
05/26/2021

Join us in congratulating these families for 20 years of providing foster care to kids in their communities- what a difference you make!

Learn more about foster care > http://ow.ly/YkY650D8UcH

Join us in congratulating these families for 20 years of providing foster care to kids in their communities- what a difference you make!

Learn more about foster care > http://ow.ly/YkY650D8UcH

Check out these great tips to help take family conversations beyond “I’m Fine”.  http://ow.ly/DZdD50EANfl #MentalHealthM...
05/24/2021

Check out these great tips to help take family conversations beyond “I’m Fine”.

http://ow.ly/DZdD50EANfl

#MentalHealthMonth #FamilyWellness

One of the most common responses you may hear from a family member when asking how they are doing is, “I’m fine” or “I’m good.” This vague answer is often an easy response to brush off how someone is really feeling.

Here are a few tips to help start a genuine conversation > http://ow.ly/od2o50EAMKm

#MentalHealthMonth #FamilyWellness

Join us in congratulating these families for 15 years of providing foster care to kids in their communities- what a diff...
05/21/2021

Join us in congratulating these families for 15 years of providing foster care to kids in their communities- what a difference you make!

Learn more about foster care > http://ow.ly/YkY650D8UcH

Join us in congratulating these families for 15 years of providing foster care to kids in their communities- what a difference you make!

Learn more about foster care > http://ow.ly/YkY650D8UcH

Join us TONIGHT for a FREE information session to learn about the expectations of being a foster/adoptive parent, why ch...
05/18/2021

Join us TONIGHT for a FREE information session to learn about the expectations of being a foster/adoptive parent, why children get placed in foster care, and much more! No registration needed!

🗓 Tuesday, May 18
⏱7:00 - 8:00 p.m. CDT
🔗https://nexus-yfs.zoom.us/j/96085541080

If you have questions prior to the session or are interested in starting the application process, please contact Megan Nelson at 507-517-8381 or [email protected].

Join us TONIGHT for a FREE information session to learn about the expectations of being a foster/adoptive parent, why children get placed in foster care, and much more! No registration needed!

🗓 Tuesday, May 18
⏱7:00 - 8:00 p.m. CDT
🔗https://nexus-yfs.zoom.us/j/96085541080

If you have questions prior to the session or are interested in starting the application process, please contact Megan Nelson at 507-517-8381 or [email protected].

Symptoms may vary by individual or illness within the family but knowing the warning signs can help provide early suppor...
05/17/2021

Symptoms may vary by individual or illness within the family but knowing the warning signs can help provide early support in helping your child’s mental health.

http://ow.ly/DZdD50EANfl

#MentalHealthMonth #FamilyWellness

Learn some common warning signs that your child or family member may be struggling with their mental health. It’s not always easy to determine which behaviors are normal and which may be indicating something more is happening under the surface.

http://ow.ly/lfM050EAMAa

#MentalHealthMonth #FamilyWellness

Are you interested in learning more about our foster care and adoption services? Join us for a FREE informational sessio...
05/15/2021

Are you interested in learning more about our foster care and adoption services? Join us for a FREE informational session. No registration needed!

🗓 Tuesday, May 18
⏱7:00 - 8:00 p.m. CDT
🔗https://nexus-yfs.zoom.us/j/96085541080

If you have questions prior to the session or are interested in starting the application process, please contact Megan Nelson at 507-517-8381 or [email protected].

Are you interested in learning more about our foster care and adoption services? Join us for a FREE informational session. No registration needed!

🗓 Tuesday, May 18
⏱7:00 - 8:00 p.m. CDT
🔗https://nexus-yfs.zoom.us/j/96085541080

If you have questions prior to the session or are interested in starting the application process, please contact Megan Nelson at 507-517-8381 or [email protected].

The impact foster care makes on a child and family alike is great.  Take a peek at these heartwarming quotes and learn h...
05/14/2021

The impact foster care makes on a child and family alike is great. Take a peek at these heartwarming quotes and learn how you can be a foster parent here: http://ow.ly/FrDg50EDnrh

Join us in congratulating Neil and Jan for 10 years of providing foster care to kids in their communities- what a differ...
05/12/2021

Join us in congratulating Neil and Jan for 10 years of providing foster care to kids in their communities- what a difference you make!

Learn more about foster care > http://ow.ly/YkY650D8UcH

Join us in congratulating Neil and Jan for 10 years of providing foster care to kids in their communities- what a difference you make!

Learn more about foster care > http://ow.ly/YkY650D8UcH

“We do not need to know the beginning of a child’s story to change the ending.” Are you interested in learning more abou...
05/11/2021

“We do not need to know the beginning of a child’s story to change the ending.”

Are you interested in learning more about our foster care and adoption services? Join us for a FREE informational session. No registration needed!

🗓 Tuesday, May 18
⏱7:00 - 8:00 p.m. CDT
🔗https://nexus-yfs.zoom.us/j/96085541080

If you have questions prior to the session or are interested in starting the application process, please contact Megan Nelson at 507-517-8381 or [email protected].

“We do not need to know the beginning of a child’s story to change the ending.”

Are you interested in learning more about our foster care and adoption services? Join us for a FREE informational session. No registration needed!

🗓 Tuesday, May 18
⏱7:00 - 8:00 p.m. CDT
🔗https://nexus-yfs.zoom.us/j/96085541080

If you have questions prior to the session or are interested in starting the application process, please contact Megan Nelson at 507-517-8381 or [email protected].

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Nexus-Kindred Family Healing is the largest private foster care provider in the Minnesota, serving more than 262 youth daily. With foster homes located throughout the state and 11 offices, we cover a large geographic area to help children in need of foster care stay closer to home and transition back into their community. We support and care for children and families in difficult circumstances with a program mix that is progressive and responsive to those we serve.

Learn more at www.nexusfamilyhealing.org/nexus-kindred-family-healing/foster-careadoption-services.

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Hi, it’s Eli Kagel, I have finalized a wish list registry on Amazon.com. You can access it at https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/dl/invite/gnqXg84?ref_=wl_share. Please have your purchase mailed to Kindred Family Focus at Kindred Family Focus ATTN ELI'S INTERACTIVE TOY DRIVE, 1700 BROADWAY AVE N STE 160, ROCHESTER, MN, 55906. You can also have your purchase mailed to an agency in your community but you would need to coordinate that. Kindred Family Focus has worked with me (and my Mom) and is prepared to receive the toys and identify the right child for the right toy. I picked out toys I have enjoyed and looked cool to me, but if you know of a good one that allows a child to independently play with it themselves or with their siblings you can add to the registry. My original message on Facebook about my project and the need is below. I am worried about children who are not receiving needed intervention services. Right now children are most vulnerable to abuse and neglect because the courts are not seeing cases, calls are not being made to report “see something say something,” and everyone is isolated. I hope you will help me just try to make a few children’s experience just a bit better by having interactive educational toys they can use that are not loud, disruptive, or require other’s involvement. And it is okay if you decide not to financially contribute but I really hope you think about a way to reach out to kids in your town and state who are super vulnerable right now. Thank you, Eli Hello, this is Eli Kagel, I have been thinking about what role I can play in helping others respond to COVID-19. I have decided I want to help children who are in foster care or intervention programs due to neglect, abuse, mental illness, disability, and domestic violence and children of single-parent homes who are at risk of being negatively impacted by COVID-19. I am worried we maybe forgetting about a population that already needs our protection but will need it more than ever with the shutdowns and redirected emergency services. I invite you to join me in my mission to help deliver interactive educational material to children in these situations. I will be setting up an Amazon registry of age-appropriate interactive educational toys. Anyone can contribute by purchasing these items. Your purchase will be delivered to a state or private program, licensed by DHS, and then a kid will receive your toy that they can enjoy. We may be fortunate to have more family meals and slow down our schedules to be with our families but sometimes kids are still left without the engagement that they need to thrive especially if they cannot be in daycare or school. Thanks for helping me think of those whose voice and needs may be lost in this pandemic! Thanks! Eli https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/dl/invite/gnqXg84?ref_=wl_share
A big thank you to the People's Energy Cooperative in Oronoco for pledging $1,000 in support of Kindred CARES through their Operation Round Up Grant program! Because of the generosity of participating members, support for children in foster care goes beyond the basic needs of safety and wellness to opportunities for growth and personal development. Funding unreimbursed expenses for things like summer camp, athletic fees, and tutoring helps channel energies in a positive direction. Youth who feel supported and hopeful make healthier life choices empowering them to change the trajectory of their lives.