WH&LA received the following request from a Wisconsin-based, non-profit organization called Northwest Passage, which develops programs and services for children and adolescents who are struggling with mental illness and severe behavioral disorders:
Northwest Passage is trying to incorporate healthy living into our programming, and we’re hoping your lodging members can help. We are in need of any used fitness equipment that properties are ready to replace [or have already replaced], as we are creating fitness centers for the youths in our programs.
Other programming that Northwest Passage provides includes guidance, direction, individual and family counseling, social services, special education, adventure challenges, restitution and community service, vocational training and aftercare services. Clients in the Northwest Passage programs participate in school, physical activities, life skills training, therapy and community service activities on a day-to-day basis and approximately 300 at-risk youths are served each year.
If your property can help, contact Lisa Hobbie of Northwest Passage by email or call 715/327-4402.