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Community Support Keeps Homeless Shelter Open


It’s the holiday season and a time for giving.  That spirit of giving has a big impact year-round on Frederick Place, the temporary housing shelter in Rhinelander that serves 5 counties in the Northwoods. 

One day in November, the doorbell rang at Frederick Place. It was a 5 year-old boy, who’d come with his money to donate his $30 of birthday money to help the homeless. Heartwarming and unexpected gifts like these are starting to show up more often, says Executive Director Tammy Modic.

“More and more businesses and groups are doing things on our behalf without our even knowing, where you get a call [and people] say, “I’m bringing over a check, we had this fundraiser.”

Donations as well as thousands of volunteer hours each year are what keep the doors open at Frederick Place, which provides a temporary home to up to 16 people a night. Another thing that gives Modic hope in the ongoing struggle against homelessness is when former residents give back.           

“Our website was revamped and continues to be updated by a former resident.”

Frederick Place has been home to more than 375 people, including over 50 children, since opening in 2011. Modic says every little bit helps.

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