I was a stranger and you invited me in..  -Matthew 25:35 NIV
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   $100 Does Make a Difference
What would a $100 donation mean to Frederick Place?
  • Pay for water for 12.5 days so residents can bathe, clean dishes and keep the grass green.

  • Allow staff and residents to have internet for 2.5 months to assist the residents in working towards their self-sufficiency goals.

  • Provide phone services for 20 days to allow for residents to search for jobs and housing and connect with family and friends.

  • Allow the gas bill to be paid for 1 month which heats both the water and the house.

  • Purchase 34 gallons of milk or 126 loaves of bread for resident meals.

  • Two rolls of stamps be purchased to send thank you cards and resident correspondences.

  • Purchase 3.3 cases of printer paper to print job and housing applications.

  • Seventeen drug testing kits purchased to ensure that Frederick Place stays drug free.

  • Pay for 29 days of security to provide a safe home for those experiencing homelessness.

  • Cover the cost of 1 resident for 2.3 nights at $43.25 per night to stay at Frederick Place.

You can make a difference by signing up for our 1000 Give $100 campaign.  Pledge to donate $100 a year for 3 or 4 years and we can make a difference together as partners.  If we can get 1000 people to pledge and donate $100 each year we will know that approximately half of our annual operating budget is covered as the year begins.

If you currently donate $100 a year but have not pledged to the future but would like to get signed up for the 1000 Give $100 Campaign please contact me at 715-482-7727.

We can make a difference $100 at a time. 

NATH Brat Sales  
Coming this summer

June 29- Eagle River Trig's

July 21- St Germain Sentry Foods

July 26, 27, 28-Rhinelander Trig's 
(we deliver: send an email to assistant.nathnorthwoods@gmail.com)

August 3 & 4-Minocqua Save More Foods

August 17 & 18-Antigo Copp's

“Seems to me that there is a fine line between insanity and dedication…I call that line commitment”                                         ― Jeremy Aldana

Many of you may not realize that we partner with colleges and supervise student interns working towards their degree in social work or human resources.  This year we welcomed a unique young lady named Melissa.  After receiving a bachelor’s degree in early childhood development, Melissa taught for a while and then decided to pursue her master’s degree in social work.  Based upon her date of birth she would be labeled a “millennial,” but she absolutely does not fit the stereotype.  Melissa has a full-time “real” job, spends her weekends bartending in an establishment two hours from Rhinelander, works a couple nights with us for her internship, and has copious amounts of homework.  When her assiduous life allows, she catches a few hours of sleep in what she affectionately calls her “storage locker,” because she has been in Rhinelander for a year and has yet to unpack.  Melissa’s schedule is why the word insane caught my eye when I came across the opening quote, because most people would go insane within a week if they had a schedule like hers.  However, the words, dedication, and commitment are what truly describe this ambitious young woman.

According to the life success coach, John Locke, there are three critical elements for achieving success in in anything we do. The first two things one must have are a goal that creates, and an “I can do it” mindset.  Our excitement and belief in ourselves then gives us the motivation to achieve that goal. Mr. Locke feels the third and most important factor for success is commitment.  It is commitment that we need when facing obstacles if we are to remain on the path to achieve our goal.  Without commitment it is easy for us to quit believing in ourselves and lose the motivation to reach our final destination. Every day Melissa demonstrates all three components needed to succeed.  I’ve watched her hit obstacles yet keep trudging along.  I’ve seen her so exhausted she is in tears, but continues to put our resident’s needs before her own.  Whether at her “real” job or “fun” job, Melissa’s self-sacrificing devotion and loyalty is apparent.  In all honesty, I’ve never seen anything quite like it.  Just last week, the already sleep deprived young lady got up two hours early to try to help one of our young residents stay on task to complete his goals, because he hasn’t been staying as focused as he needs to be.  I wasn’t here to see it, but word around the house is that she made the Hulk look like a fluffy kitten. When she returned to her non-Hulk state she went to work for eight-plus hours. I truly believe Melissa can overcome any obstacle she faces.  Well, all but one; the circle of death that is downtown Rhinelander.

I must confess I was dreading having an intern because I am used to working my shift alone; jumping back and forth and back between projects in a vicious cycle. I have also developed quite the rapport with myself and wasn’t sure I could quit asking and answering questions out loud. Talking to myself at Walmart was one thing, but talking to myself in front of someone while in a supervisory role could be a tad embarrassing.  I could not have been more wrong.

My first day with Melissa “the intern” started out with me calling her Megan. Embarrassed myself right off the bat. Fortunately things only went up from there. Our first night working together was full of the words “me, too” as we got to know each other.  Never in a million years would I have thought I would have so much in common with someone 25 years younger than I.  I attribute that to Melissa being quite mature for her age and me being a perpetual thirtysomething.

Today we have inside jokes nobody else would “get” and matching lanyards that say: I can’t adult today.  We can carry on a conversation using only our eyes, and she knows when I am talking to myself and doesn’t answer me. Nine days out of ten our moods match, and ten days out of ten we should be in separate rooms because we are talking too much and not getting our work done. This young lady has truly captured our hearts.  Perhaps mine a tad more, for my heart thinks of Melissa as the little sister I never had with one exception….. She is better at “adulting” than I am.

Nicolet College Service Learning students
partner with Frederick Place to help the homeless

Students in Nicolet College’s Service Learning class have partnered with Frederick Place this semester for their community service project. The Service Learning class is part of the Business Management Associate’s Degree at Nicolet. Students typically take the class the semester before they graduate, allowing them to use the skills they’ve also learned in previous classes.

The class constructed a “house” at Trig’s and another bin at Dollar Tree, both in Rhinelander, to collect donations desperately needed by Frederick Place, a non-profit organization.

Papa Murphy's Shares Event
On May 18, Papa Murphy's in Minocqua offered a Share's Event. Coupons were brought in and redeemed with $5.00 from each coupon being donated to NATH/Frederick Place.  Above Tammy Dye, accepts the check from manager Scott Merrill. We raised over $200 from this event.
Kids Making a Difference
      Hi I’m Megan Malkovich from Greenfield Wisconsin and the 7th graders at Greenfield Middle School are doing a global Issues project to show that kids and teens can make a difference in the world. For my global issues project I did homelessness. And my whole language arts class Makayla, Dominic, Mitchell, Jacob & I worked together to help the homeless. What we did to help was the 6th, 7th and 8th grade resources classes did a money war to raise money for the homeless. You may be asking what is a money war. Well each resource class had a bin where the donated money goes for 2 weeks. They competed to see who could donate the most money. My first hour collected the money and counted to keep track of the total donated. We chose NATH to support because my grandma, Susan Bartels, volunteers to help raise money to support the shelter, so we know that the money will be spent to make positive changes.​ We also raised $236 for NATH.   
Nativity Kids
Students from Nativity of our Lord donated a box of their famous candy bars that they sell as a fundraiser.
Each month many partners in the community donate meals to Frederick Place. This month NATH and Frederick Place thank the following groups.   
  • First Congregational United Church of Christ - Rhinelander
  • Church of Christ–Hope Center
  • Human Service Center 
  • Erin Johnson & Family
  • Joyce and Dave
  • Pastor John, and Rita/Bill & Joan Green Pioneer Lake Lutheran Church - Conover
  • Pat/Montosorri School
  • Mary Meier
  • Nancy
  • Rose and Billy Jo
  • Jim and Laura Skubal
  • Anna Will and family
  • Orin
  • Rhinelander Café and Pub
  • Nancy
  • The Table–St. Augustine Episcopal Church-Rhinelander
  • Trinity Evangelical Lutheran
    Church - Rhinelander
  • Zion Ladies Guild