Caring for the Homeless

Homelessness is a serious issue in New Richmond, just as it is in many other communities. Unfortunately, minimum wage workers and disabled individuals frequently cannot afford adequate and safe shelter. That’s where Wright Path comes in.

Housing

The Wright Path home gives residents the opportunity to save money

Our History

In 2008, a kind-hearted and ambitious woman bought the business.

About Us

The Wright Path Ltd. consists of former business owners, a lawyer, farmers, postmaster, and a local Priest.

People are all born equal.

Some just need a fresh start.

What we aim to do is work with each person. To respect who they are, where they have been and what they want to do in the future. Be there simply because it’s the right way to treat someone who hasn’t been as blessed as us.

Helping People Become Responsible & Productive in Society

Why Wright Path?

Homelessness is a serious issue in New Richmond, just as it is in many other communities. Unfortunately, minimum wage workers and disabled individuals frequently cannot afford adequate and safe shelter.

Wright Path was developed after running a boarding house for people that fell through the cracks of society in New Richmond, WI. In 2018 it was decided that the owners of the building would cease to rent the building leaving a large population of people homeless and near homeless.

When I saw the writing on the wall that the facility was going to be closed, I decided that there was a huge need for another facility to help those that are in transition of finding housing, homeless, those that need help in finding their way, those on disability or in low paying jobs that can’t afford to live anywhere else.

 

At any one time, the facility housed up to almost 60 people for short or extended stays depending on their needs. The rent was very low. A single room starting at $350 dollars a month. An average of 250 people a year would come to stay for various time periods and reasons.

We will provide safe, secure housing for those that want to or need to improve their living situation. The first step will be assessing their situation and circumstances to figure out what the best plan of action is for each individual who comes to stay with us. Just like no two people are alike, nor are their circumstances. What works for one may not work for another. It will be up to them what path is the Wright Path for them and to work towards achieving that goal.
This is a big undertaking and it needs the support of all who would like to help financially or volunteer. If you would like to make a financial donation, please go to our donation page.

Testimonials

Some of us have a secular motivation. I personally have had every possible advantage in life and I still struggle some days. I see these people in need and think: there but for the grace of God go I.
The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’” Matthew 25:40
When I saw the writing on the wall that the facility was going to be closed, I decided that there was a huge need for another facility to help those that are in transition of finding housing, homeless, those that need help in finding their way, those on disability or in low paying jobs that can’t afford to live anywhere else.