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Who We Are
Established in January of 1983, New Day Shelter is a safe haven for victims of Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault. We are a non-profit organization, which provides emergency housing and food to victims and their children. Beyond performing crisis intervention and support services, New Day Shelter is an important grassroots effort toward affecting the social change that is necessary to prevent and ultimately reduce family violence and sexual assault in the communities that we serve. We do this by providing an enhanced service provision; Self-Sufficiency Programming, Sexual Assault Intervention Program, Children's Programming, community education, training to professionals, and presentations to age specific (K-12) non-violence curriculum to classrooms in the area schools. Furthermore, New Day Shelter provides a culturally sensitive Native American component to all shelter programs and services. For more information, please see "Shelter Services" in this website.
2016 Winner of Passageways To Peace Award
Andi Manzer, center, is the recipient of New Day Shelter's 2016 Passageways to Peace Award. On left is Amy O'Donahue, Domestic Violence-Sexual Assault Liaison; on right is Christa Grande, New Day Shelter Advocate
Click the logo to visit the Mary Kay Foundation's website
Thank you to The Mary Kay Foundation for our $20,000 grant! These funds will help us continue to maintain critical services and programs for domestic violence survivors in Ashland and Bayfield Counties.
Kathy Roper, Executive Director, and Tom Potterton, Board President, are grateful to receive the $20,000 grant from The Mary Kay Foundation as October's Domestic Violence Awareness Month begins!
Click the link below for the full press release from the Mary Kay Foundation!
Thank you to everyone who made our 2nd Annual Souper Cook-Off a success! Congratulations to our 2015 winners! Mayor's Choice winner: Pat Dietz- beef vegetable cabbage. Peoples choice winners: Laurie Gage-Gregor- cream of chicken wild rice & Kyle Perusky- zupa Toscana Most Like Grandma's Recipe winner: Jean Wickman- chicken dumpling.
Congratulations to New Day Shelter’s 2015 Passageways to Peace Award Winners:
Myra Foster and Wendy Young Myra is being honored for helping New Day Shelter clients with personal safety planning during the most crucial times of their lives, and for volunteering to educate the community on safety tactics, mental awareness and identifying ways to protect individuals and families against violence. Wendy is being honored for her leadership in organizing the Bad River Casino’s Annual Northland Spring Fashion Show fundraiser for the past three years, with proceeds benefitting domestic violence victims, and for organizing the Bad River Casino’s Big Bundle Up Campaign for the past two years, which collects community donations of new winter clothing, hats, and mittens for children affected by domestic violence.
PREVIOUS PASSAGEWAYS TO PEACE AWARD RECIPIENTS: 2008 Yvonne Aronson 2009 Jean Ronning 2010 Amy O’Donahue 2011 Nancy Thyberg 2012 Scot Eisenhauer 2013 Jenna Casey 2014 Christa Grande Nominations for this award are open to anyone, self-nomination is acceptable. Typical activities that would merit nomination: Fundraising Awareness raising Outside service collaboration Direct services to clients Shelter facility maintenance/refurbishment Influence on social policy issues Literary/artistic works, etc.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ashland's 2015 PERSON OF THE YEAR, MARIBETH MONROE!
Now known as the "Voice of Ashland", Maribeth is just as much the "Voice of our Cause" at New Day Shelter with her six years of Board service as both President and Director, and as our esteemed announcer at the New Day Limited Event. She inspires our community to be progressive in ending domestic violence and sexual assault. Thank you Maribeth! You're the greatest!