Gerard Academy is located on a beautiful 12-acre campus, adjacent to a nature preserve, in Austin, MN. The campus is on land formerly known as the Hormel Estate, and offers a unique, homelike setting, where students live, eat, exercise, go to school, and build relationships with counselors, teachers, and other students. Youth Served Gerard offers programs for boys and girls ages 6 to 19 who are struggling with emotional and behavioral issues such as 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 support and care for children in difficult circumstances with a program mix that is progressive and responsive to those it serves. Treatment components include unit milieu; individual, group, and family therapy; and on-site, year-round education. All programming is trauma-informed and family-centered.