Headwaters, INC.
Empowering Work, Empowering Community, Empowering Lives

A not-for-profit community based services agency with 50 years of experience providing services for people with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, serious and persistent mental illness, brain injuries, and physical disabilities throughout northern Wisconsin. We provide a variety of support services that can be customized to fit someone’s specific needs, and we specialize in supporting people to live the kind of life they want in the communities where they want to live. Current counties being served include Forest, Iron, Langlade, Lincoln, Oneida, and Vilas.

November 1, 2023

Dear Friends of Headwaters, Inc.,

Headwaters, Inc. is a non-profit community-based service agency with more than 50 years of experience providing services for people with disabilities throughout northern Wisconsin. We believe that all people deserve the right to achieve their fullest potential. We support people with a person-centered approach to have meaningful lives by working and contributing to their communities through our Community-Based Day, Community Employment, Supported Living, and Work Services/Prevocational Programs.

Headwaters is excited to announce the beginning of a much-needed building renovation in our ‘Day Services Program’, beginning in December 2023. This renovation includes widening of the hallways in the entry way and pass way to the building for accessibility. The old floor and ceiling tiles in the room will be replaced, and new lighting and insulation will be installed. It is our intention to continue to repair and renovate the building over the next several years with emphasis on accessibility, safety, durability, and sustainability.

We also need to replace the chairs and many of the tables that our program participants use. We are focusing our annual appeal efforts on raising funds to purchase new chairs and tables for participants in our Work Services and Day Services Programs. The chairs will provide participants with appropriate support and comfort. The tables we purchase will be wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant.

In the Work Services Program, participants are able work a variety of jobs on our production floor to develop skills for competitive employment. In our Day Services Program, participants receiving Facility-Based Day Services are provided with activities designed to build skills and independence and to provide engagement and social interaction. Headwaters served 39 participants in our Day Services Program and 36 participants in our Work Services program this past year.

Thank you for your consideration. We hope to reach our appeal goal to raise $15,000.00 to purchase chairs and tables for our participants. We greatly appreciate the past generosity of our supporters and any amount that you are able to donate to our annual appeal.

With Gratitude,

Maureen Parkes/Director

Headwaters, Inc.

1441 East Timber Drive         

Rhinelander, WI 54501

(715) 369-1337 Ext.: 1213