COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT PROGRAM provides a focused multidisciplinary health assessment centered around 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.
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.
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.
MEET OUR SOPHISTICATED
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.
Dr. David Ammend
Medical Director / Pediatrician
Kari Rengo, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Emily R. Anastasio, Ph.D.
Robert Law, Ph.D.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT
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…
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…
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…
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…
SEE 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.”
RECENT BLOG POSTS
The Northwest Passage Gallery will be one of the stops on the Earth Arts Spring Art Tour, being held May 7-9 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm each day.
When COVID-19 concerns forced the cancelation of our 2020 Artist-in-Residence program, our experiential teaching staff developed an alternative project, Paddles on the Namekagon. Learn more!
Thanks to our “village” of supporters, young people receiving mental health treatment at Northwest Passage have an exciting new place to connect and grow on their path to hope and healing.
More information to come soon….
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DONATE YOUR FUNDS
Whether you’d like to support our experiential programming like In a New Light or provide funding for graduates as they strive to live a therapeutic lifestyle, 90% of all donations go directly to programming READ MORE…
DONATE YOUR TALENTS
Our artist in residence project, AiR, is designed to pair our kids with talented artists and craftspeople to deepen and expand therapeutic experiences at Northwest Passage READ MORE…
DONATE YOUR TIME
Spending time with our kids is just as rewarding for you as it is for them. Let us connect you with the youth of Northwest Passage to help make a difference in the life of a child READ MORE…