About Our Shelter

New Hope Shelter

New Hope Shelter & Transitional Housing in Crandon opened its doors on August 2nd 2010.

We are located at 601 N Summit Ave (on east hill) in the same building as what had for 23 years been New Hope Christian School.

“NHSTH is a short term emergency residential program that provides homeless families, single women, and single men with up to 90 days of shelter and case management services.”

Our community has been overwhelming in their continued generosity to help keep the shelter up and running.
For questions, donations, or to volunteer please call Micah Dewing at (715) 478-3669

Providing A Temporary Residence For Those In Need

NHSTH is a short term emergency residential program that provides homeless families, single women, and single men with up to 90 days of shelter and case management services.

Our facility has 10 beds with a sleeping capacity of 13, divided between two efficiency style apartments. Each apartment is equipped with appliances to allow residents to refrigerate, prepare, and cook food for themselves.

The program provides an individualized case plan that is designed to increase economic self-sufficiency, refine parenting skills, address mental or physical issues, build better life styles to increase freedom from addiction, encourage self dependency, and help secure permanent housing.

Admission is for those who lack adequate shelter or finances.

Services Provided Beyond Shelter
Residents of a shelter unit will be provided with access to the Wasmogishek Food Pantry. Clients may also be eligible for participation in Wisconsin’s Food Share Program.
Residents will be advised regarding the various agencies in the county and the services they provide.
Transportation can be arranged to the various local agencies.
When a household is admitted for residency, an intake interview is conducted and a Family Stabilization Plan will be completed. This plan will be reviewed by the Case Manager weekly.

Weekly Review:
1. Assess the family’s progress on working their Self-Sufficiency Plan.
2. Assess any changes or needs and make the appropriate referrals.
3. Encourage residents to continue to work on their individual goals.
4. Check on the condition of the shelter unit and ensure compliance with the rules.
5. Alcohol/Drug testing, with a zero-use policy for any amount of drugs or alcohol.

“It is the goal of New Hope Shelter & Transitional Housing that residents will be able, by the end of their residency, to find suitable housing for their whole family through appropriate resources of various agencies and programs in the county.”

Limitations of Residency

  • 100% sobriety, drug and alcohol testing upon entrance with random/weekly reviews.
  • Applicants who are eligible may reside in their assigned shelter unit for up to 90 days.
  • Admissions are limited to once in a 12 month period.
  • Determination of residency will be at the discretion of the Director.
  • Residents of NHSTH can be required to attend and participate in a variety of classes and meetings as assigned by the Shelter Director.

Living in a community involves respecting yourselves and others.

Application Process

Our service area is Forest County and the adjacent six counties: Florence, Marinette, Oconto, Langlade, Oneida, and Vilas

  • Call New Hope Shelter & Transitional Housing (715) 478-3669
  • Intake Interview Appointment
  • Intake Application
  • Drug/Alcohol Test
  • Rules and Expectations
  • Set Leave Date
  • Assign a Shelter Unit