About Frederick Place
NATH/Frederick Place exists to provide safe housing and basic needs to families and individuals who are experiencing homelessness, within an atmosphere of encouragement, respect, dignity, and hope; while nurturing and promoting self-sufficiency and independent living. The Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing will actively promote public awareness of homelessness by partnering with north woods resource agencies and educating the community.

NATH was established as a Wisconsin corporation on August 14, 2009. We are an IRS registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Corporate officers were elected on September 9, 2009.

NATH’s service area includes Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas Counties. New residents will be admitted on a “first-come, first-served basis.”

NATH and Frederick Place have established cooperative working relationships with community partners through a regional continuum of care and via outreach to faith communities, social service agencies, educational institutions, health care facilities, local law enforcement and other human service organizations. Partnering resources will share collaborative information in order to minimize duplication of services while assisting Frederick Place residents to work toward independent housing goals.

Frederick Place is a 16-bed emergency, temporary shelter for families,
 women and men who
are experiencing homelessness. It is operated by 
The Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing Inc. 
(NATH), which is a not-for-profit corporation.
Frederick Place is committed to ending and preventing
 homelessness. Along with NATH, 
we exist to provide safe housing and basic needs to families
 and individuals who are homeless, 
within an atmosphere of encouragement, respect,
 dignity, and hope, while nurturing
and promoting self-sufficiency and independence.

Admission to Frederick Place

Residents will be admitted on a "first-come - first-served basis", depending on the availability of beds.
While many applicants for admission will be referred by human service agencies, faith communities, 
or government organizations, some will seek admission on their own.

Appointments for admission interviews may be made by calling 715-369-9777.

During the "resident intake process", individuals will be subject to alcohol and drug 
testing and a criminal background check.
Individuals/families seeking admission to Frederick Place must meet the State and Federal 
definition of homelessness and must comply with the federal/state income eligibility requirements.
Individuals must be physically able to care for their personal needs and mentally stable
in order to live safely in a communal setting.
Only one admission in a twelve-month period is permitted.

Residing at Frederick Place

Once admitted, residents will be assigned a room and a bed. 
Only limited space is available for each resident to
store personal items. Pets are not allowed in the shelter. 
Each individual/family will be assigned a case manger 
who will assist them to develop a plan and goals toward living independently.
Residents are expected to meet regularly with thier case 
manager and to continue to make progress with their 
self-sufficiency plan. Generally, residents can stay up to 30 days
 in the shelter if they are 
following "House Rules" and working on their goals.
Additional 30-day stays may be granted for those residents 
who are making progress if approved by 
the Executive Director. The maximum stay for an individual is 90 days.

 Definitions of Homelessness

NATH follows the guidelines of the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development

(HUD) which defines homelessness as follows:

Literally Homeless

Individuals or family who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence, meaning:

(i) Has a primary nighttime residence that is a

public or private place not meant for human habitation;

(ii) Is living in a publicly or privately operated

shelter designated to provide temporary living

arrangements (including congregate shelter, transitional housing, 
and hotels and motels paid for by

charitable organizations or by federal, state and local government programs); or

(iii) is exiting an institution where (s)he has resided for 90 days or less and who resided in an

emergency shelter or place not meant for humanhabitation immediately before entering that institu-

Imminent risk of Homelessness

Individual or family who will imminently lose their primary nighttime resident, provided that:

(i) Residence will be lost within 14 days of the date of application for homeless assistance;

(ii) No subsequent residence has been identified; and

(iii) The individual or family lacks the re-sources 
or support networks needed to obtain other permanent housing

Fleeing/Attempting to Flee DV

Any individual or family who:

(i) Is fleeing, or is attempting to flee, domestic violence;

(ii) Has no other residence; and

(iii) Lacks the resources or support networks to obtain other permanent housing

The following DO NOT qualify as homeless:

Persons living with relatives or friends for reasons other than economic hardship.

Persons currently living in housing even though they are paying an expensive amount for

their housing, or the housing is substandard and in need of repair or the housing is crowded.

Admission Criteria

Families and individuals must be homeless in accordance 
with the State and Federal definitions of homelessness. (see list)
There is a zero tolerance policy for alcohol and drugs. 
Testing will done at admission and randomly thereafter.
Individuals with a conviction for a sexual crime or with a recent conviction 
of a violent crime will not be admitted.
Each individual/head of family must develop a plan with lead toward
 independent housing with the assistance of their assigned case manager.
Adults will be required to participate in assigned chores and in
 all assigned meetings and classes.
School aged children must attend school.

Homelessness might look like:
  • An individual who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.
  • An individual who has a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings, including a car, park, abandoned building, bus or train station, airport, or camping ground.
  • An individual or family living in a supervised publicly or privately operated shelter designated to provide temporary living arrangements (including hotels and motels paid for by Federal, State or local government programs for low-income individuals or by charitable organizations, congregate shelters, and transitional housing).
  • An individual who resided in a shelter or place not meant for human habitation and who is exiting an institution where he or she temporarily resided.
  • An individual or family who will imminently lose their housing [as evidenced by a court order resulting from an eviction action that notifies the individual or family that they must leave within 14 days, having a primary nighttime residence that is a room in a hotel or motel and where they lack the resources necessary to reside there for more than 14 days, or credible evidence indicating that the owner or renter of the housing will not allow the individual or family to stay for more than 14 days, and any oral statement from an individual or family seeking homeless assistance that is found to be credible shall be considered credible evidence for purposes of this clause]; has no subsequent residence identified; and lacks the resources or support networks needed to obtain other permanent housing.
  • Unaccompanied youth (under the age 25) and homeless families with children and youth defined as homeless under other Federal statutes who have experienced a long-term period without living independently in permanent housing, have experienced persistent instability as measured by frequent moves over such period, and can be expected to continue in such status for an extended period of time because of chronic disabilities, chronic physical health or mental health conditions, substance addiction, histories of domestic violence or childhood abuse, the presence of a child or youth with a disability, or multiple barriers to employment.

Frederick Place
204 W Frederick Place
Rhinelander, WI 54501