Northern Wisconsin Center

Guiding people in the right direction

Opened in 1897, Northern Wisconsin Center (NWC) is a short-term assessment and treatment facility for individuals who have an intellectual disability as well as a mental illness and aggressive or challenging behaviors. The programming is designed to prepare people to live successfully in a community setting. NWC is one of three centers for individuals with intellectual disabilities managed by the Division of Care and Treatment Services.

Mission statement

Northern Wisconsin Center works together to empower change and inspire hope.

Vision statement

Northern Wisconsin Center strives to provide the highest quality services that are person-centered, accessible, and diversified.

Core values

We pursue excellence in quality treatment and services in a structured, short-term program.

Dignity and respect
We promote an environment where individuals are treated with compassion and respect, and every voice is heard.

Staff value
We value each team member's talents and dedication to achieving service excellence.

Integration and collaboration
We provide comprehensive treatment in collaboration with community support systems, to ensure successful reintegration into the community.

We embrace new ideas and concepts to provide innovative services to the people we serve.


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Northern Wisconsin Center
2820 East Park Avenue
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
715-723-8464 - Fax
888-241-9436 - TTY

Last Revised: November 11, 2019