We promote the physical and emotional well-being of youth through psychological, educational, leadership, and transitional living services in a residential community.
All male, youth offenders have Help, Home, and Hope.
Help to restore order to their lives and to discover their potentials.
Home to experience a safe, healthy, and caring living community.
Hope to envision a healthy lifestyle with restored self-esteem, appreciation for their community, and their role in society.
The Nehemiah Project's group homes are licensed by the State of Wisconsin.
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This year marks a significant milestone at Nehemiah – the celebration of 50 years of working with teen boys, ages 13-18, in residential, 24 hour care. Our facilities were operating as group homes known as Transcenter for Youth from 1969 to 2002. The Nehemiah Project acquired the two group homes and their programs from Transcenter in 2002. Thus, we have been continuously operating as transitional living facilities for boys since 1969.
During these 50 years, we have served over 7000 boys with around the clock care and programming, most residing in our facilities for 6-12 months. This represents over 8 million hours of care by a dedicated and staff trained to meet their many needs – trauma, educational delays, literacy, anger management, AODA, family issues, mental health needs and other issues that potentially impede their progress into adulthood. Many of our youth have gone on to be successful members of ours, and other, communities.
Why the name The Nehemiah Project?
Nehemiah has been honored for centuries as a model of passionate and faithful caring, brilliant strategy and motivation. The Old Testament prophet, Nehemiah, was active in the years 464-423 B.C. He left Babylon in 445 B.C. to assist his people in Jerusalem. He confronted an environment of despair, hopelessness and physical danger. His efforts and those of the people he worked with resulted in the successful rebuilding of the wall around Jerusalem. Nehemiah, his philosophy and active response to life’s challenges, offer a model of hope for people faced with poverty and hopelessness, and those who work with them.