Contact us Monday through Friday 8:00am CST to 4:00pm CST at 715-327-4402

Northwest Passage is organized and operated in accordance with Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. For additional financial information please visit Guidestar.




DONATE TO OUR ARTIST IN RESIDENCE program designed to pair our kids with talented artists and craftspeople to deepen and expand therapeutic experiences at Northwest Passage.

TIME SPENT IN NATURE heals. Our kids have been exploring the therapeutic benefits of nature from behind the lens, in the water, or on the trails.

WE AWARD FUNDS to those who demonstrate success after leaving our programs to provide support to those identified as having overcome adversity while demonstrating perseverance.



“Leaving Passage meant leaving behind the stability and support of my second family for the adult world. It took me some time, but I am now living a ‘therapeutic lifestyle’ on my own. It was an honor to receive the award from the Alumni Fund to help me get my first apartment on my own. Now I have a safe place to go every day and something to be proud of. Thank you!

“I don’t know what I would have done without all the chances to be excited for the next adventure with my camera. Knowing I was going to be able to float soundlessly in the water once a week in the summer or get to hike the trails to see fall colors got me through some of my harder times. It also helped me feel like a normal kid, on a field trip, laughing with my friends, just being.”

“I loved all of the chances we had to try different kinds of art. My favorite was pottery. We had an awesome mentor come in and hang out with us for the summer to teach us how to do it and she was really fun. I wish we got to spend more time with artists, they help us see the world in a different way and help me to feel like it is okay to be different.”



Artist in Residence

Every child deserves to live a therapeutic lifestyle, no matter the circumstances they were born into or the struggles they may have faced. We’re fortunate to be able to serve some very special kids and give them a multitude of opportunities to heal while in our care. Northwest Passage relies on the contribution and support of donors like you to assist our efforts. Invest in our youth today, it may be the most profitable investment you ever make. It yields not only future returns but impacts the lives of children each and every day.


In a New Light

Passage’s commitment to nature, recreation, and relationships all come together in one fantastic expressive arts programming element: In a New Light. If you’re interested in ensuring that kids have the tools they need to immerse themselves in nature photography, please consider making a donation to this worthy project.

Alumni Award Fund

Passage’s Alumni Award Fund exists to recognize and reward the individual merit and effort of past residents of Northwest Passage and Northwest Journey. It provides support or assistance to those identified as having overcome adversity while demonstrating perseverance in the face of personal challenges and obstacles.






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