Contact us Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm at 715-327-4402

ASSESSMENT

COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT PROGRAM provides a focused multidisciplinary health assessment centered around professional collaboration that generates a dynamic treatment plan. We created this one-of-a-kind assessment program to offer children and families a chance to stop the guesswork and find stability.

RIVERSIDE

INTENSIVE RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FOR BOYS ideal for boys experiencing significant emotional and behavioral disorders. Blends sophisticated treatment with teaching of essential life skills such as personal responsibility and relationship building to provide an intensive, effective, and lasting treatment experience.

LAKESHORE

EXPERIENTIAL RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FOR BOYS therapeutic, activity-based, residential treatment program situated along the shores of Rooney Lake. The small group experiential treatment experience is designed to address each client’s mental health issues while promoting the ability to live a therapeutic lifestyle.

PRAIRIEVIEW

INTENSIVE TREATMENT FOR GIRLS designed for the unique needs of adolescent females situated in small-town Wisconsin. Programming focuses on increased self-esteem, development of healthy coping skills, promotional of positive relationship-building and social skills, and promotion of a connection to community.

MEET OUR SOPHISTICATED

CLINICAL TEAM

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We care for the kids entrusted to us using an integrated, comprehensive, team structure that ensures that all of those people connected to and caring for your child are communicating and collaborating together to instill hope and healing in your child.


Robert Law, Ph.D.

Robert Law, Ph.D.

Pediatric Neuropsychologist

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Christopher Lepage, Psy.D.

Christopher Lepage, Psy.D.

Pediatric Neuropsychologist

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Emily R. Anastasio, Ph.D.

Emily R. Anastasio, Ph.D.

Pediatric Neuropsychologist

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Dr. David Ammend

Dr. David Ammend

Medical Director / Pediatrician

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Kari Rengo, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Kari Rengo, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

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Carey Lillehaug

Carey Lillehaug

Admissions Director

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WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT

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TRUSTED REPUTATION

We know you’ve just met us, but we hope that you’ll consider our  professional connections and accreditation as you decide to trust us with your child. READ MORE…

 

ACADEMIC ACCREDITATION

We don’t expect your child to hit the pause button on their education. Far from it, we expect that they will excel in our academically accredited classrooms. READ MORE…

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

We believe that connecting with others through community activities like events and service, are a great way for our kids to build their esteem. READ MORE…

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

We believe that the more ways your child has to connect with positivity the better. That is why we connect our talented therapists with your kids through a variety of activities. READ MORE…


THERAPEUTIC LIFESTYLE

We strive to instill a sense of hope for a healthy life in your child. Living a life filled with balance and mental health is possible. READ MORE…


NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY

Our kids are able to find beauty in themselves and in the nature around them as a part of our world renowned nature photography program In a New Light. READ MORE…


RECENT BLOG POSTS

Mental Health Awareness Candlelight Vigil

PAST RESIDENT EMBRACES MENTAL HEALTH Thursday, May 19, my colleague and I, in conjunction with a local youth voice group, organized a Mental Health Awareness candlelight vigil.  We walked with candles from our town to the adjacent town to show support for the multiple... read more

We say see you soon to Andrew Walsh

KIDS’ PHOTOS FROM WEEK DISPLAYED NEXT TO ANDREW’S Friday afternoon we celebrated the kids’ week with Andrew Walsh during an open house reception. Photos our youth artists had taken hung in the gallery, alongside some of Andrew’s. People... read more

Starting at dawn, whole day spent with Andrew Walsh

UNEXPECTED SURPRISES THROUGHOUT Day 4 of Artist in Residence with Andrew Walsh began at 4:45 a.m. at the front door of Northwest Passage Prairieview. Our small group of early risers traveled a mile or so down the trail from Prairieview to the Trade River to photograph... read more

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT NORTHWEST PASSAGE

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“My son is doing outstanding since being home. I have NOTHING negative to report, and am so please with how he has done since returning to our family life. He is even using DBT skills in school to help regulate himself. You have done an excellent job!”

“Thank you, all of you. Thank goodness there are facilities like NWP and people like you who work with these kids that need help. You are all truly wonderful. While we won’t know for some time the final path our son will take, you for sure have made a difference. Thank you!”

“…He is doing awesome! I am so thrilled with how he has done. He is using his skills at home, really enjoys school and has gotten much closer with his dad. He continues to watch what he eats and has remained active. Thank you to all the Passage staff!”

“Our family was nearly destroyed when our son began to suffer from serious depression. While he once had been a fun-loving kid with goals and dreams, we watched, helpless, as he became a shell of himself. Unable, or unwilling, to be a part of his own life, his grades suffered, his behavior changed, and our relationship fell apart. Then he went to Northwest Passage. Through careful treatment and consistent expectations, they helped my son get a handle on his depression. He learned about himself and they helped him remember what I’d known all along – he was worth fighting for.”

“When I first came to Passage, I was a rude and unruly child. I was angry all the time and got the police called on me. It was hard to go through these doors, but I got the help I needed and now life is good. When I first came to Passage, I thought life there would be terrible, but then after a couple of months, I thought, ‘You know what? These people are actually trying to help me.’ So I tried to work with you, and it worked! I’ve learned that having bipolar and ADHD diagnosis is not all bad and it gives me artistic advantages. Now I’m different because I can control my anger….”

“I don’t know if you remember me, as it’s been ten years since I was at Northwest Passage, but I just wanted to say thank you for being a contributing factor in my accomplishments in life, for teaching me what I needed to know. I know if it wasn’t for Northwest Passage, I wouldn’t be where I am, I would probably be in prison somewhere, like most of my family. I am not saying my life hasn’t had its ups and downs, but it seems that the more I think back to my days at Passage, I remember those words of inspiration. Thank you for the difference you have made in my life. I really do appreciate it completely.”



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CURRENT GALLERY SHOW

The Young Men of Riverside – Northwoods Revealed
open now at the In a New Light gallery through May!

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