Northwoods Homeless Shelters Inc

A nonprofit organization

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Northwoods Homeless Shelters is a non-profit whose mission is to provide emergency shelter to homeless families and individuals in our county and the surrounding area, provide support and case management while our residents are addressing the issues that caused the homeless situation, and assist them in the process of identifying and moving into affordable, permanent  housing.

Northwoods loves sharing success stories of our clients that were once homeless and now are living in safe, affordable housing!  Already this month we were able to help a single dad and his children move into permanent housing.  He is very happy to have a place of his own and we are excited for his success in our program!

 Here are several comments from our exit evaluations provided by former residents! 

This resident was in our Transitional Housing Program:  Northwoods Shelter has been a absolute blessing to my family. 2 years ago my life was in shambles. When coming into the program I was scared, but ready. My case worker worked closely with me, and taught me things that I had never learned before, and now use to this day to survive. I was taught how to budget my income, pay my bills, get out of debt, meal planning, and how to survive on a low income basis. I also received many services that helped my family so we were able to pay off bills we were in debt with, and by the end of my time there I was 100% debt free. I was taught how to make appointments, and when needed my caseworker would transport me to and from. Other services that were provided was food distribution, along with diapers, wipes, vehicle repair, help with driver's licenses, household supplies, and holiday meals for the family. I stayed there for a total of 1.5 years, and was able to build my life from the ground up. Thank you Northwoods Shelter for everything you have done for me and my family! We are forever blessed!

This household stayed in our Emergency Shelter Program:  [Northwoods'] program was exactly what I was looking for.  The program is designed to help families and singles to be self sufficient in three months.  It's strict (as it should be) yet easy to follow for those who really are motivated to get ahead.  My caseworker went above and beyond to help me reach my goals.  I now have a job and shelter in three months and am living on my own.  If the rest of this nation followed the same guidelines as Northwoods, I feel there would be a lot less homelessness in this county.  Thank you Northwoods!

Northwoods Homeless Shelters saved my life.  I entered the program after a hospital stay.  NHS worked with me (and my doctors) allowing me to have sufficient recovery time.  I like the savings program NHS utiliizes.  It really helped me to be able to afford permanent housing upon exiting.  I also like the money management resource provided through Amery Congregational UCC.  I will continue to attend after my exit of NHS.  Thank you Northwoods Homeless Shelters.

We recently provided shelter to a single mom with one child.  The mom was already working so she met with her case manager for budgeting sessions.  She was able to save money for housing in the two months she participated in our program.   Northwoods provided some rent assistance so she could move into permanent housing, where she has remained for almost 1 year.  Around Christmas she wrote the following letter: "As the new year approaches, I find myself reflecting on this year and all that has happened.  It’s been a very hectic and trying year.  I would like to take a moment to thank you for, in essence, saving my family.  [I had to leave the abusive situation I was in.]  I applied for an apartment.  I was tired of sleeping in my vehicle, and I missed my daughter, who had been staying with friends of mine.  That’s the day we met.  I was physically beaten down and emotionally broken.  I had lost all hope, but I knew I couldn’t go “home.” [. . .] We moved into Northwoods Shelter.  On moving in, you gave us each a pillow that you said we could keep.  I cried myself to sleep that night.  I finally saw hope.  It was amazing and yet very hard to learn to live on my own.  I had no worries.  You provided everything, including food.  The budgeting skills you taught me have helped us.  I feel like Northwoods Shelter gave me a second chance.  You extended your hand to help me.  In doing so, you changed my life.  I will forever be grateful to you, and the shelter.  I know that you’ll continue to change lives.  May God Bless You!   Happy New Year!”

 Northwoods' board and staff are thankful that, through generous donors, we could help these people and are able to help many others like them!  

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Northwoods Homeless Shelters Inc

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Children & Family Humanitarian Aid Emergencies


PO BOX 411
AMERY, WI 54001


(715) 268-5730

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