We Create Permanent Connections Who We Are

Since 1992, Anu Family Services has been providing innovative solutions to help create permanence, safety, and well-being of children and their families. We are nationally accredited by the “gold standard” in child welfare accreditation —The Council on Accreditation (COA)—since our inception.

Anu was an early founder and innovator of the national/international treatment foster care model. Our former parent company was founded in 1972 by a small group of foster parents who believed professional, highly trained and involved foster parents could provide effective treatment to children with challenging behaviors in family-based settings.

To this day, Anu Family Services is committed to these values and the belief that children reach their best potential in family-based settings rather than institutions. Our first locations developed in Western Wisconsin, and have expanded to a statewide presence that ranges across the entire states of Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Our current headquarters include The Northern Region Headquarters in Eau Claire, Wisconsin; The Southern Region Headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin; The Minnesota Headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota and the Administrative Headquarters in Hudson, Wisconsin. Most of our staff work from remote home offices which allows us to have staff conveniently located throughout WI and MN close to the families we serve. 

Our service specialization started with treatment foster care and has expanded to service offerings in medically fragile foster care, respite foster care, family search and engagement, parent coaching and parent support services, Parenting Coach Certification, training, and consultation.



We create and sustain permanent connections to loving and stable families.

We Value

  • Trauma effective healing practices
  • Equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Whole-system wellbeing
  • Opportunities created by experiences
  • Trustworthiness and courage

Vision/Core Focus

  • Creating permanent connections to loving families
  • Enhancing the wellbeing of children and families through transformative healing relationships
  • Developing industry-leading solutions to enrich as many lives as possible