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Thank You Northwood

It is with a happy heart that we share this letter from one of our graduating Seniors.  We wish them all the best in their future endeavors and much happiness as they continue toward their goals.   Dear Mr. Richard Wolleat and Executive Board Members, It is with great appreciation that I write this letter. […]

Shrine Circus

This past weekend, an “unnamed donor” gave us tickets to the Shrine Circus and a foster family was able to attend. Did you know that Northwood accepts all kinds of donations? Some of the items on our “Wish List” are stuffed animals, games, fishing equipment, musical instruments along with tickets to events in Duluth and […]

First Annual Science Fair

The ability of our students to learn, gow and develop while at Northwood is directly related to the level of commitment and competency demonstrated by staff, particularly at the direct care level. We have a Career Track system to recognize and retain competent, qualified Counselors. Jessa, Timberwolves Counselor, is on track for her Senior Counselor […]


Birthdays are celebrated many different ways around the world.  One way is a Quinceanera, which is a Latin American celebration for a girl’s fifteenth birthday.  This celebration is held to recognize a girl’s passage from girlhood to womanhood. Recently, a Hispanic student on the Timberwolves team turned fifteen and a Quinceanera was held at the […]

Merry Christmas!

During this festive season of giving, let us take time to slow down and enjoy the simple things. May this wonderful time of the year touch your heart in a special way. Wishing you much happiness not just today, but throughout the New Year. Merry Christmas! Northwood Board of Directors, staff and children.

Volunteering in the Community

The Husky team knows the meaning of hard work. Through the summer and fall we have been involved in volunteer opportunities throughout the community. At Bob’s Farm, we worked on projects such as sweeping, cleaning, and painting the barn. We picked apples that were used for pie and apple cider. At the Duluth Zoo, we enjoyed […]


Many children and youth who come into our care have not had the opportunity to establish healthy relationships with others, particularly adults. Often, it is this lack of connection that brings them to our programs. Our mental health professionals as well as the other support staff consistently demonstrate warmth, respect, supportiveness, and encouragement to engage […]

Little Learner’s Cultivated Growth

This last spring, with much excitement, the Little Learner’s launched into a flower growing adventure. Each student received their own small planter cell, soil, and choice of flower seed.  After each seed was planted, LLEC teachers talked with the students about the importance of caring for them. These bright students were able to name “water” […]