Located in Webster, WI, Northwest Passage I was established in 1978 as a residential care center for adolescent boys experiencing significant emotional and behavioral disorders. We blend sophisticated treatment modalities with teaching essential life skills such as personal responsibility and relationship building to provide an intensive, effective, and lasting treatment experience.
- Individualized programming designed to fit your child’s needs
- Consistent daily expectations and the promotion of individual responsibility and respect
- Building and maintaining positive relationships with peers, adults, and the community
- Individual therapy
- Psychiatric services and comprehensive medication management for any clients taking psychotropic medications
- Specialized group therapies based upon individual client needs. These include: Independent Living Skills, Anger Management, Corrective Thinking, Chemical Health, and Victimization/Abuse
- Family therapy
- Credit-bearing education services including transitional educational opportunities available for HSED, mainstream public school, or day treatment
- On-grounds vocational program
- Restorative justice
At Northwest Passage I, a client’s length of stay is determined entirely based on their needs, goals, and progress in cooperation with their individual treatment plan.
Who We Serve…
Northwest Passage I serves males ages 12 to 17 who are experiencing significant challenges in life due to a variety of issues and needs.
Clients we often serve include those who have history of:
- Significant emotional and behavioral difficulties
- Significant mental health issues such as ADHD, mood and anxiety disorders, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, Reactive Attachment Disorder, and Asperger’s Syndrome
- Chronic and severe academic difficulties
- Chemical abuse or dependency
- Impaired social and familial relationships
Becoming an interdependent community member…
Beyond the support children can find in their family, we strive to also teach our clients that they can find strength, support, and vitality in becoming a committed member of their community. Through our Restorative Justice program, residents have an opportunity to participate in significant and dynamic community service projects. These efforts can play a vital role in helping our clients see themselves, sometimes for the first time ever, as a true part of something larger.
Preparing for the life ahead…
Northwest Passage clients all share one goal: to move forward in their lives. We recognize that sometimes the most fearful part of a treatment experience is the end. When the time comes for our clients to take their new skills and put them to work in their homes and communities, we know that their greatest need is support.
Each resident is assigned an Aftercare Coordinator who begins working with clients at least one month prior to discharge.
The Aftercare Coordinator is available to help residents reintegrate into their communities including finding jobs, enrolling successfully in school and setting up an appropriate IEP (Individualized Education Plan) if necessary, addressing a family’s stressors specific to the return of the client to family living, and in general aiding with all matters of transition. This service continues, without additional cost, for at least 60 days following a client’s discharge.
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Northwest Passage accepts referrals from parents, social service personnel, community service providers (therapists, psychiatrists), and independent educational consultants.