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.
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.
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.
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
We care for the kids entrusted to us using a collaborative, comprehensive, team structure that ensures that all of those people connected to and caring for your child are communicating and strategizing together to instill hope and healing in your child.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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
The kids of Passage take on bullying! Did you know that 160,000 students skip school each day because of bullying and 3.2 million students are bullied each year. Students who experience bullying are at increased risk …read more
“In a New Light” Therapeutic Nature Photography Internship openings are now open at Northwest Passage. Applications will be reviewed and considered as they are received, so apply today!read more
ASSESSMENT KIDS DIVE INTO LEGOS, MINDCRAFT, SCIENCE, AND MORE! The kids walked away from the classroom learning more than just a little science, but how to persevere through challenges…read more
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT NORTHWEST PASSAGE
“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.”