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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.
We’re excited to share that in 2016 over 335,000 Thrivent members chose to direct Choice Dollars® to more than 32,000 churches, schools and other nonprofits, including Northwoods Women Inc, through Thrivent Choice®. Based on member recommendations, Northwoods Women Inc received $709 in charitable outreach funding in 2016. The Thrivent Choice program helps members of Thrivent Financial make a positive impact in their communities.
On June 28th Emily (left) and Colleen (right) set up a table with literature showcasing our services, at the Bad River Health and Wellness Center, for the 2017 Health Fair. The health fair started at 10:00am with a prayer spoken in Ojibwe by Dylan Jennings. There were two large outdoor tents and the main clinic that housed over 70 local programs which offered wellness services such as; Pink Shawl Initiative, MMC Physical Therapy, UW Extension, Bad River AODA Prevention, American Cancer Society, Bad River Education Department, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Bad River Healthy Lifestyles, Mobility Management, just to name a few. There was a RADON Fun Run, car seat clinic, outside yard games, music and entertainment by JD Bass, and an AODA Fundraiser selling brats and hotdogs. Finally, the day ended with many raffles and door prizes. Even with the rain shower we had over 560 visitors!
We are so proud to be a recipient of a beautiful shed presented to us by our local Construction Essentials class. This 10 week training class is the first collaboration course between CEP and WITC - Ashland to bring more skilled workers to the region. Thank you so much for your generous donation!
Jeanne Fox (left) and Mike Bebeau (right) of Xcel Energy present Executive Director Kathy Roper (middle) with a check for $3,000. Thank you to the Xcel Energy Foundation for this generous donation which supports helping victims develop self-sufficiency and independence as they recover from abusive experiences.
Congratulations to Kat Whitten who graduated on May 19 from University of WITC - Superior with a degree in Human Services. Kat volunteered for New Day Shelter as an intern as part of her studies, working 443.5 volunteer hours from July 2015 to May 2017. Her cheerful can-do attitude helped many people while she was here. Wishing Kat a million thanks and best of success in her future!
Lions club members Tom Pesek and Tim Oksiuta donated and installed 2 bird houses at the New Day Shelter. We already have little bird tenants moving in! Thank you Tom and Tim!
thank you, Bad River Lodge & Casino, for sponsoring Women's Expo on Sat, April 22. Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Liaison for Ashland/Bayfield Counties Amy O'Donahue, New Day Shelter Client Services Coordinator Christa Grande, and Bayfield County District Attorney Kim Lawton answered audience questions. Proceeds are being donated to Bad River Domestic Abuse Program and New Day Shelter.
The picture below is meant to be a pie chart. The pie chart is showing the "Causes of Rape". As you will notice, the pie chart is only filled with one color, that of which is representative of the "Rapists" category. Thus meaning that the ONLY cause of rape is rapists.
The things listed on the side are the many things that are often used to blame victims for a crime occurred against them.
"She was wearing a really short skirt and tank top and she was really flirting with him. She clearly wanted it."
"She should have known better than to be walking alone, what did she expect."
"That's what happens when you drink to much. You should never let yourself get that wasted because you end up doing things that you would not normally do."
"Music videos and media show that girls who dress like that do so because they want the guy. She clearly was looking for some action because she knew he is loaded."
These messages are common and are putting the blame on the victim instead of where it belongs. The purpose of the pie chart was to demonstrate that:
These statements are not true and they are victim blaming
To send a message to all victims that, no matter what choices they make, they are NEVER at fault for being sexually assaulted
The only cause of rape are rapists
It is unfortunate that the message was not as clear as we had intended it to be. We think this was due to it not being clear that the picture was a pie chart. We are in NO WAY saying that the items listed are causes of rape.
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Starting the New Year off warm!
The BigBundle Up Campaign, which benefits children being served by theBad River Zhwenidig Domestic Abuse Program,Bad River Women’s Shelter and the Ashland New Day Shelter, was a huge success! Community members donated brand new, warm, winter children’s mittens, hats, scarves, boots, snow pants, jackets, etc. and we are so thankful!!
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!
New Day Shelter is grateful to Excel Energy Foundation for their generous support. www.excelenergy.com
2015 2ND ANNUAL SOUPER COOK-OFF!
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.