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about nwp


Helping struggling youth since 1978From humble beginnings to a forerunner in residential care…

From its genesis in 1978, Northwest Passage programming has focused on blending traditional mental health treatment with arts and nature based therapy. Though the problems facing children and teens have evolved since 1978, the fundamental needs for self-respect, trust, relationships, and steady guidance remain the same. And while Northwest Passage has grown in size and sophistication, we’ve never lost sight of the foundations all children need to be successful. Above anything else, Northwest Passage’s goal is to restore hope in our clients. By investing in the lives of marginalized youth, we are influencing and changing how mental health is ultimately treated and viewed. The transformations we see are no less than extraordinary.


From professional to practical…


Our treatment team is as sophisticated as they come, and their programming is strongly rooted in our overall mission of restorative hope. In addition to providing detailed clinical analysis and individually designed programming, the staff constantly strive towards implementing the highest quality of treatment. The combination of innovative therapy and dedicated staff helps our clients make the daily choices that result in stronger and healthier lives.

Our professional team is committed to providing a seamless web of professional support. Working around the clock, our clients receive consistent treatment and immediate care.


From helplessness to a renewed sense of hope…

With individual responsibility and caring relationships, we can all find hope. Northwest Passage offers hope to those who have been unable to find it elsewhere. When our clients are able to look inward and find a spark of hope, they often find the greatest pieces of inner strength. Our programs are designed to help children and teens who have felt their lives spin out of control. We want to see our clients emerge from therapy with a regained sense of balance and self-worth. Our staff works with clients to help them use individual achievement as a springboard to future happiness and success.


At NWP, clients learn to make healthy choices and develop the life skills they need to maintain positive changes. We offer comprehensive and flexible treatment options to enhance the opportunity for personal progress.


From confusion to clarity….

We recognize that mental health issues are complex and sometimes confusing. At Northwest Passage, we help clients and their parents understand what is going on under the surface. A vital part of a child’s treatment plan is figuring out the specific mental and behavioral issues that need to be addressed. Once our evaluation center is able to provide clarity to clients and their parents, staff then develop an effective and individualized treatment plan.

From problems to possibilities…

The continued success of our graduating clients is paramount to us. We place a high priority on unique post care services designed to aid clients with a smooth transition back into their families and communities. Our Aftercare Coordinators work directly with our clients and their families in the time leading up to discharge. Beyond discharge, Coordinators continue working with clients at no extra cost to ensure that they have immediate support and guidance. In addition to giving our clients hope for the future, our goal is to help them see the endless possibilities for success and happiness in their own lives.