Nonprofits of the Northwoods

NAMI Northern Lakes Facebook

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated symptoms of mental illness across the nation.

The Northern Lakes chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness provides services to help.

Listen to the full interview with Executive Director Mick Fiocchi to learn about the support groups NAMI offers and how to support someone dealing with mental illness.

Northwoods Wildlife Center Facebook

WXPR’s Nonprofits of the Northwoods spotlights organizations in our area that are working to strengthen the community – whether that’s by lending a hand to someone in need, educating about the arts, or caring for the environment.

Have you ever encountered an injured animal? Maybe a bird flew into your window or your dog got into a tangle with a raccoon?

The Northwoods Wildlife Center aims to provide a better future for wildlife in our area by rehabilitating animals and educating the public.

ArtStart Facebook

WXPR’s Nonprofits of the Northwoods spotlights organizations in our area that are working to strengthen the community – whether that’s by lending a hand to someone in need, educating about the arts, or caring for the environment.

ArtStart is a Rhinelander organization that fosters creativity by making art accessible to everyone.

They’re involved in projects that range from a Free-for-Wall Quarantine art exhibition showcasing pandemic creations to Valentine’s Day singing grams featuring local musicians.

Gogebic Range Health Foundation Facebook

WXPR’s Nonprofits of the Northwoods spotlights organizations in our area that are working to strengthen the community – whether that’s by lending a hand to someone in need, educating about the arts, or caring for the environment.

The Gogebic Range Health Foundation works to improve community health in the Northwoods by enhancing trails, expanding access to fruits and vegetables, and supporting local clinics.

Rhinelander District Library

WXPR’s Nonprofits of the Northwoods spotlights organizations in our area that are working to strengthen the community – whether that’s by lending a hand to someone in need, educating about the arts, or caring for the environment.

The Rhinelander District Library has gone through some changes since the pandemic started last March.

For example, they’re lending books through curbside pickup and providing subscription book boxes to interested teens.

Listen to the full interview for more about what those changes look like, and for some story recommendations.

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