Northern Wisconsin Center

Guiding people in the right direction

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


The health and wellness of our residents and staff is our highest priority. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are:

  • Restricting visitation by non-essential personnel.
  • Screening all visitors for symptoms or exposure.
  • Restricting staff from work if they have fever or signs of respiratory infection. 
  • Canceling indoor social gatherings and community events.

Please consider not visiting during this time. 

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Improve the state of your career! Work at NWC. You may be eligible for a $2,000 sign-on bonus. Learn more about the rewarding career opportunities at NWC.



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

Last Revised: April 27, 2020