I was a stranger and you invited me in..." 
Matthew 25:35 NIV
Upcoming Events
We are looking to fill two part - time positions. If you are aware of anyone who would like to make a difference in the lives of many please share this information with them.
Tribute Corner
Don't know what to get your family or friends for the holidays? Make a donation in their name and we will send them a Tribute Card informing them of your gift.

In Honor of
Chris Herrmann,
Tammy Modic
Dr. Dave Theuerkauf
Don & Nancy Brzinski
Joy Smogor

In Memory of
Sarah Meier
Jeanette Kuziej

Partner Corner

On January 21st, volunteers from St. Germain Community United Church of Christ’s Thrift Shop presented a $785.00 check to Tammy Modic, Executive Director at Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing. The check represents donations placed in the checkout counter jar and a matching amount from the Thrift Store.

A huge THANK YOU to Tara Fredrick, Kaitlin Edwardson and Robyn Metz (Northland Insurance Agency) for organizing a donation drop off! Thank you to everyone who donated or sponsored to help fulfill this wish list. Our community is wonderful! Your continued support is a true blessing.

RHS FBLA/DECA’s 2020-2021 Jeans for Teens drive has come to an end. They collected 370 pairs of jeans this year!

This was the 7th year of the Jeans for Teens drive and we would like to thank everyone in the Rhinelander community and surrounding areas who participated in the Jeans for Teens drive. Over the past month their chapter has been collecting jeans throughout the entire community. We would like to join them in thanking the following businesses for being a drop-off location site: YMCA, Maurice’s, Bath and Body Creations, Al a Mode, and the public schools.
Shop NATH at local shops
Looking for a nice book bag or shopping bag? These beautiful bags are currently for sale at Frederick Place as well as Dinky Diner, Forth Floral and Crimson Cafe. Shop local and support NATH - Frederick Place.
Executive Director Corner
Tammy Modic
Ten Years of Reasons

How can it already be 10 years since we opened the doors of Frederick Place on January 31st? We had one resident that night and we have never been empty. Almost 800 unduplicated, 20 staff members, 30 board members and thousands of donor, volunteers have crossed my path during this adventure.

"In life there is a role for everyone you meet. Some will test you, some will use you, some will love you, and some will teach you. But the ones who are truly important are the ones who bring out the best in you. They are the rare and amazing people who remind you why it is worth it" - Unknown Author

There are so many people who have brought out the best in me that I can not even begin to name them all. I came to NATH-Frederick Place a broken woman who had to learn what her worth was in life again. I have truly found my worth in the support I have received from the board, residents, community but mainly from my team (staff) and my family.

Thank you to each and every person who has crossed my path in the past ten years.
Faces of NATH
By Susan Statezny
Remembering 10 years
It has been ten years since I walked through the door to work my first shift at Frederick Place. I was excited but doubting my ability to do the job. I had a degree in surgical technology, and I had chosen that profession because it offered the least amount of human interaction possible. You see, I did not like people. I preferred stainless steel surgical instruments to direct patient care that dealt with “feelings.” Within a month of that first day, I realized I do like people. Well, most people. I have grown and changed by leaps and bounds thanks to my fellow musketeers putting their faith and trust in me during the last ten years. If I had gone from being a private introvert unwilling to talk about my life, to someone who can talk for hours sharing my most embarrassing experiences, what else has changed at Frederick Place? In two words; A lot. As our ten-year anniversary approaches, I would like to share with you some of those changes, as well as what has not changed.

The most noticeable changes are ones you can all see as you drive by Frederick Place. The old rickety iron overhang that was above the side door is now a much-needed covered porch with access to a lift for our disabled residents. The backyard is home to a big, beautiful garage that was built when we ran out of storage space in the basement. It did not take long to fill up, and we have had to put items in the rafters. Not complaining, believe me. A lack of storage problem is much easier to deal with than a lack of supplies. Inside the house, the women’s laundry room was remodeled and turned into a combination bathroom and laundry room. I do not know how we ever did it with one bathroom for as long as we did. The other change upstairs was the addition of bunk beds in all the rooms. We have the potential to house twelve women instead of six or eight.

Tammy, Becca, and I are the only ones left from that very first group of strangers hired to begin an adventure unlike any of us had experienced before. I was naïve enough to think the original six of us would be together for many years to come. However, opportunities present themselves, people move on, and staff changes. Since we opened the doors, the three musketeers have said farewell to 15 coworkers and three interns. Many were here a year or longer, but some only a couple months. There are reminders of some of them all around the house; our very first teamwork exercise in the form of a crayon drawing, initials scribbled on the bottom of desk drawers, handwritten masking tape labels, our logo and forms created long ago. I am grateful to have met all of them and experienced the lesson or blessing they were while here.

Other than during business hours, there is typically only one staff person on duty which creates the need for a way to communicate. Thus, the handwritten communication log was created and was in place for a couple years. Rumor has it that I was driving my coworkers crazy with my notes that started on one page followed by arrows directing them to the continuation of my entry and so on. I do not remember when we switched to having our communication log from hard copy to our laptop, but I am sure glad we did. It does not take me nearly as long to type my lengthy notes, and I rarely need to add arrows!

Our client intake files have also changed. Our first files had maybe 8 pages of forms in total. Our current file has 26 pages (both sides) on one half and 15 (both sides) on the other half. We have had to add forms related to client rights and responsibilities, informed consent, and release of information authorization for them to take advantage of programs available to them. These releases also allow their information to be put into a database used to identify needs and improve on available services and accessibility. By far the biggest change in the file is the number of rules. Those first intake files had 15 rules/guidelines for residents, give or take a few. Today we have 62 in place. Seeing that number gives the impression that jail might be better than Frederick Place. Truth be told, every single rule that has been added in the last ten years is because someone did something once, and we decided that behavior was important enough to become a rule. For instance, we never expected a resident might ask another resident for their urine to pass a random drug test; but one did, so it is now a rule.

I have just passed 1,000 in the word count and that marks another change. When I started this little column, I was tasked with keeping my word count as close to 500 as possible due to space. I was a novice writer and 500 seemed like a million. I quickly found that the hardest part of writing was deleting words to stay within the limit. As NATH Notes grew so did my word count. I do try to keep it under 1,000 but decided our anniversary warranted a few hundred more words than that.

There are a few things that have not changed during the last ten years. Emma is still here and continues to make her presence known to residents and staff. I am still obsessed with Springsteen. Our dedication to our zero-tolerance policy has never wavered, fulfilling the commitment we made to the community in 2011. The fact that we are still here means there continues to be homelessness issues in the Northwoods. Our unwritten policy of giving people a hand up, not a handout, is still our mantra. The Fred Family may change but our support and respect for each other is always there. The continued support of our generous community remains solidly intact, and we do not take that for granted. We are just as grateful for our generous community as we were the day we opened our doors. Any gesture, whether small or large, does make a difference. If you believe you have not made a difference, think again. Thank you all for being our “drops.” We could not do it without you!!

Happy Anniversary to the current members of the Fred Family! I look forward to celebrating many more with you!
To my fellow musketeers……

I would not be who I am today without your love, trust, and faith! I look forward to many more!

Wish List
Meal Providers
Meals Needed
Ever ask how you can help? Become a meal provider for the residents of Frederick Place. There are multiple ways that this can happen.

  1. You can make the meal at home, or pick up something from a local eatery and deliver it to Frederick Place.
  2. You can drop off ingredients for a meal and either staff or residents can cook the meal for the evening meal.
  3. You can bring the ingredients and cook the meal at Frederick Place and then stay and eat dinner with them.

We will call you the week prior to let you know how many residents we currently have at the house and if there are any known allergies. You will normally be cooking for approximately 16 residents and 1 staff member. You can make whatever you would like to make, we ask that you also bring a gallon of milk for dinner as well.
We have changed the way we are having people sign up and will begin to utilize Sign Up Genius for this volunteer endeavor as well. You will find the calendar below, marked with symbols that represent days that need meals. Sign Up Genius with the most updated calendar. If you would like to help out, click on the button below and find a date that will work for you and sign up to bring a meal. It is a way to bless many with one simple act of kindness.
Ways to Support NATH
Bag Sales

These two sided book bags measure 15" wide by 15.5" tall and have been donated to NATH - Frederick Place by a "Friend of NATH". Supply is limited.

We are also in the process of having "grocery bags" created with the same logos that will be larger and have a wider bottom. Please watch for those on sale soon.

These sales will help us raise some of the money we have lost from our missed fundraisers.
Help us reach our goal of 2020 "Likes" in 2020 by sharing or inviting your Facebook Friends to like the Frederick Place Facebook Page!!!

Our Facebook page is a great way to stay connected.
Kwik Trip cards available at Frederick Place - 204 W Frederick St Rhinelander