Letter to the New Vision Wilderness Community

To Our New Vision Alumni, Referral Partners, and Community, 

After almost 17 years of healing in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, we have made the decision to close New Vision (NVW). The last couple of years have been very trying on us and the field at large. As the behavioral health market grows and evolves, new and more accessible programs have become families’ choice for treatment.  It has become increasingly difficult to operate going forward.  As responsible stewards of mental health treatment, challenging decisions needed to be made. 

This is an emotional announcement for us to share after serving thousands of families. Our hearts are full of memories shared with our students, families, employees, and leaders with the connections developed here in Wisconsin.  From the magic of winter to the growth of spring into summer, and the reflection of the brilliant fall colors, we facilitated the joy of healing with our families. The Northwoods has always been a magical place for transformation. 

While we are not accepting new enrollments, we will ensure all our current students and families can complete their treatment process with us and graduate with our focus on continued great outcomes. And, as always, we will work with each family and referral partner individually to determine the best continuing care plans.   

Please reach out to us if you have any questions or contact me directly at Kaci.Sapinski@newvisionwilderness.com

We all look forward to continuing our work serving families and healing children, with the hope that as a collective we can innovate in ways that positively impact our nation’s youth mental health crisis.  

We are so grateful to have had this unique opportunity in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, for the teams of amazingly dedicated people who have contributed, and the partnerships we created along the way. 

With sincere gratitude, 

Kaci, Ben, David, Kim, Nicole, and Emily… and your New Vision Team