I was a stranger and you invited me in..." 
Matthew 25:35 NIV
Thank you to all who purchased tickets this year and took chances at one of our amazing prizes. A big "Thank You" goes out to the people and businesses that made this year's prizes possible: Rhinelander Buildings Trades Program and Zach Olds for building the playhouse, Unique Creations, Clean as Can Be, and Nathan "Potlicker".
by Tammy Modic
Who are those experiencing homelessness at Frederick Place?

Have you ever wondered who is experiencing homelessness in the Northwoods and staying at Frederick Place? Here are the statistics by the numbers about the residents who called Frederick Place home since we opened our doors on January 31, 2011.

2 reported to have AIDS / HIV
11 average number of residents on any given night
16 maximum number of residents at one time
21 reported drug abuse and both drug and alcohol abuse
25 reported a developmental disability
26 reported alcohol abuse
33 average age of all residents
40 average number of days residents call Frederick Place home
46 reported to be veterans
46 called Frederick Place home for 181 & 365 days
49 reported chronic health issues
101 reported physical disabilities
103 children called Frederick Place home
119 reported domestic violence history
127 reported a mental health disability
132 called Frederick Place home for 0 & 7 days
136 called Frederick Place home for 91 to 180 days
164 called Frederick Place home for 31 to 60 days
196 called Frederick Place home for 8 to 30 days
285 female residents
388 male residents
571 adults
674 unduplicated residents
Save the Date
Tribute Corner
In Honor of

Tammy Modic
Tammy Dye
Anna Detienne
Jen Pulchinski
Partner's Corner
Pints for Pasties at the
Rhinelander Brewery
About one hundred people came to support NATH - Frederick Place on November 7th at the first Pints & Pasties for a Purpose. The Rhinelander Brewery and Joe’s Pasty Shop collaborated to support those experiencing homelessness. One hundred and twenty five traditional, cornish and chicken cordon bleu pasties were enjoyed by all along with pints of beverages. Just over $1,300 was raised to support the operations of Frederick Place. Thank you to the Rhinelander Brewery and Joe’s Pasty Shop and all who attended this event.
Budding Artists
A fun night was had by a group of approximately 25 women, who came together at for a painting class to support NATH - Frederick Place. Brandee Benson was our local artist who graciously brought her amazing talent to share with all of us. Thank you to Brandee Benson and The Rhinelander Brewery for hosting our event. Watch for more fun Budding Artists events to come in the new year.
Walking Tattoo Fundraiser for NATH - Frederick Place
Thank you to Michael Medrano and Walking Art Tattoos for holding this amazing fundraiser for NATH - Frederick Place. Over $1,300 was raised in this two day event. Thank you also to all who participated with new tattoos.
Hockey Team Donation
The Rhinelander Bantam Hockey Team collected and donated items from our Wish List. Thank you for these wonderful gifts.
Be the Difference Bake Sale

Fresh baked goods were sold to raise money for NATH - Frederick Place by the Nicolet student club, Be the Difference. The extra goodies were dropped off at Frederick Place to share with the residents. Thank you for your partnership.
Faces of NATH
by guest writer Tammy Dye
Everybody Deserves Shelter

National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week was November 10-18. We reach out to the communities and try to bring awareness to the plight of homelessness in the Northwoods. We have found that as much as we are out there trying to bring awareness to this issue, there are still many in our communities that do not even know that we exist. The entire month of November is targeted to raising awareness of hunger and homelessness, both nationally and in our local communities. It costs NATH – Frederick Place approximately $47.00 per day per resident to house those experiencing homelessness.

Each year during the month of November, NATH - Frederick Place holds its annual “Everybody Deserves Shelter”campaign at participating businesses throughout the counties that are served. You may have seen the birdhouses at various businesses throughout the area. This is just one-way people can help support NATH – Frederick Place. We also have tried to reach out to the children of our area, those that are in the 8-year-old to 12-year-old range. We have asked for them to write a one-page essay on why they think “Everybody Deserves Shelter.” Below you can read a couple of the entries that we received this year. 

We all need somewhere we can relax, sleep, wash and prepare food; it protects our mental and physical health, and gives us the means to lead productive lives. In my 3 years with NATH - Frederick Place, I have come to have a deeper sense of compassion for those who are less fortunate. Many of us are only 1 paycheck or 1 emergency away from being homeless. The right to have a place that is warm, inviting, and safe is something that is foremost to all. 

Thank you to all who contribute in one way or another to NATH – Frederick Place throughout the year. Without your support and generosity we could not continue to do what we do.
Thank you Wyatt & Michael for sharing your writings. Thank you also to Pizza Ranch for providing these two with pizza certificates.
Ways you can become a NATH Partner and donate  
We’ve joined the Buzz Points network! Buzz Points has partnered with Ripco Credit Union or Park City Credit Union to give their cardholders a free rewards program.
 Here’s how it works:

Ripco Credit Union or Park City Credit Union

Cardholders earn points for every dollar they spend using their enrolled debit or credit card.
When enough points are accrued, they can be redeemed for rewards to local or national  businesses. Points can also be redeemed as a monetary donation to local charities on the Buzz Point network.

If you’re a cardholder of either establishment, it’s now easier than ever to donate to a local cause. When your ready to redeem your points, our organization will be listed in the Buzz Points online and mobile Rewards Directory. Please consider donating in this manner to NATH.

If you debit or credit card is not registered go to  https://www.buzzpoints.com/
Dan & Cathy
Thrivent Making a Difference
Are you a member of Thrivent?

Apply for your Thrivent action Team to assist NATH.

Go to Thrivent.com/action team to get started. Here are some questions you may see when applying. What is the need you and your volunteer team want to tackle? How will your volunteer team spread generosity in your community? When will your project take place? How will you use your $250 seed money to make a bigger impact?

Once you submit your application, it’s typically review within a few days. When you project is approved, you will get to customize a hand packed Thrivent action kit based on what your team needs, including promotional banner, Live Generously T-shirts, step by step guides, invitations, thank you notes and a $250 Community Impact Card to use as seed money to get your project off the ground.

Some of the ways you could help NATH/Frederick Place, would be as a sponsor for Summer Raffle, Anniversary Benefit, Harvest Hoedown, Soup for Shelters, Golf Scramble or by preparing a meal or two for the house residents. Any contributions are greatly appreciated.
Amazon Smile
When you shop online!
Thank you to all who use Amazon Smiles
to Help NATH when you shop

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at  smile.amazon.com , you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as  Amazon.com , with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support.

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to  smile.amazon.com  from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to  smile.amazon.com  to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.
NATH Wish List
E ach month many partners in the community donate meals to Frederick Place. This month NATH and Frederick Place thank the following individuals and groups. 
Check out our new Sign Up Genius to see the most
  • Ascension
  • Ali Schroeder
  • Carly Ratliff
  • Elizabeth Kowieski & family
  • First Congregational UCC-Rhinelander
  • Hosa
  • Pastor John & confirmation class
  • Human Service Center
  • Pioneer Lake Lutheran Church
  • Ruth Nelson-Lau Ministry Home
  • Montessori School
  • 7th Day Adventist
  • Don O’Melia
  • Nancy Swenson
  • Melissa Whitaker
  • Mary Uhlarik
  • Immanuel Lutheran Church
  • Nativity Nurses
  • Rhinelander Café and Pub
  • Tiffany Ory
  • Jerri Knuth
  • Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church – Rhinelander
  • Xylina Graf & family
Open Meal Dates
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, as well as on 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.