What About The Kids

The children and youth we serve have emotional and behavioral challenges that are often complicated by cognitive, developmental or medical disabilities.  Many children and youth have been abused and neglected and need a safe place where they can be supported in resolving the grief and loss sustained in their biological home setting.

At Anu Family Services, we work with youth of all ages, from birth-21 years old. We serve children on the continuum of care in Family Preservation, Out of Home Care and Post-Permanency supports. The majority of children receiving services have experienced trauma, sometimes significant, and our charge is to help them heal that relational trauma while strengthening and/or developing strong connections and networks of support.

We receive referrals for over 800 children every year in need of treatment foster care placement and we train and license Healing Homes to address the child’s grief, loss and trauma. We currently have a critical shortage of licensed families and are in need of more families who are willing to become licensed and create healing for some of these youth. Of the 800 children who were referred to Anu Family Services last year less than 60 were able to find families with Anu. 

We have identified a model of healing at Anu that creates profound results when fully implemented as it is in our Intensive Permanence Services program. We utilize components of IPS in every service at Anu to create healing and hope. Please read our stories and considering becoming a Healing Parent yourself. 


A story of Permanence

Generational Support in Treatment Foster Care for Parents with Mental Illness


Promoting Youth Well-Being: Making An Organizational Shift


Building A Healing Home

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