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St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Child Day Care, Children & Youth, Human Services, Residential Care & Adult Day Programs, Senior Centers, Seniors

Mission: St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care provides community-based health and educational services for children and frail adults, and serves as a resource and support for caregivers. The Center, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, reflects Franciscan values in meeting the spiritual, psychological, social, and physical needs of all who participate regardless of faith, culture, or ability to pay.

Programs: Our adult services include outpatient rehabilitation (occupational, physical, and speech therapies), skilled nursing care, baths, an aquatics program in our warm water pool, hair and nail care, art and music therapy, counseling, nutritious meals and snacks, and overnight respite care.

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Both of my children attended the St Ann Center child care from the time they were infants until they were 4 years old. I cannot say enough about how pleased I have been with the staff, the facilities, and the experiences they have received. Every staff member has been caring, friendly, and a positive influence in the lives of my children. The facilities are gorgeous! They kids have room to play both inside and outside, a swimming pool to enjoy, and all areas are maintained beautifully. The experiences included music therapy, swimming, and the intergenerational activities have made my children more caring and accepting of differences.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My Mom went to Shepherd House for I believe 7 years twice a week. It gave me a chance to have some time for myself. They took wonderful care of her.....I felt so confident of their love, commitment, sharing that I never worried about her. That's an exceptional feeling. St. Ann's contributes to those folks who go there and they also contribute to those of us who bring our loved ones to St. Ann's. Thanks for all you who give so much!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have gotten very helpful information on alzheimer from the St Ann Center which has helped me understand what my uncle is going through. Sr. Edna is Milwaukee's own Mother Therese serving the underserved and I'm excited that a new center is being built on the Northside.

Thank you to all who work, volunteer and support St Ann Intergenerational Care Center!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The building is beautiful and clean and the people who work and are served within are equally beautiful! The Winter Farmers' Market was lots of fun and great way to get a look at the inner workings of the organization. Everyone there is fantastic!

Cathy53

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Everyday at St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care is truly special. I have been working here since November 2012 as part of the Marketing Team. All the staff are passionate about the center's values and goals. They all are really amazing people. The children and adult clients gain so much joy from being at the center together. Laughter always fills the building. Part of my role is to photograph all the activities and smiles that happen at St. Ann Center. To capture every touching moment would be impossible because each interaction between a staff member and client or client and child has a profound impact on their lives. Every day at St. Ann Center is a gift.

Nick29

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Milwaukee's best kept secret is about to double up!!!! Go! Go! Go!

Angela56

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

St Ann Center is community care at its finest. Bringing all age groups together for day care is brilliant. All of the generations benfit from St Ann's. It makes your heart swell to see a 90 year old and a 4 year old painting , singing or exercising together. The facility is beautiful, with a welcoming staff that make you feel like your home!

Casey R.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

St. Ann Center is truly an innovative place that is home away from home for the clients. The atmosphere is fun and the staff is friendly. There should be a St. Ann Center in every community!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been working at St. Ann Center for almost four years. I have never worked at an organization that is filled with so much love. The care that is given to our clients, young or old, is incredible. Our caretakers truly love our clients, our teachers have true excitement dealing with our children and our Management staff is surpassed by none. Sr. Edna is a blessing to the Milwaukee community, her beliefs, morals and values are followed by all who work here which is easy because she leads by example

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Experienced a schedule arrangement problem for one of the many, capable services at St Ann's. Ultimately, I had to make other plans. Sincere efforts of the organization's leadership, however, have made me feel welcome in returning for services and enthusiastically encouraging others to try St. Ann's.

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a newly appointed board member, I am excited to represent an organization that embraces the diversity of the communities that it serves. The St. Ann's intergenerational care model affords the opportunity for children, individuals with disabilities, elder adults and those needing respite care to interact and engage on a daily basis. The care provided by staff is personal with many special touches integrated to ensure that client needs are met. Having had a parent that had Alzheimer's for over 20 years, I wish that I had known about such a special place as St. Ann's that could have met the needs of our parents in such a golden but critical time in their lives. Kudos to Sr. Edna for the love, patience and care that she ensures is delivered to the clients of St. Ann's each and every day.

Theresa Jones
St. Ann's Board Member and
V.P., Diversity and Inclusion
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare

James79

Board Member

Rating: 5

While I sit on many Boards, there isn't a better non profit in the Milwaukee area that does more for the under served in Milwaukee County. We are blessed to have Sister Edna and St. Ann's Center here in Milwaukee founded over 25 years ago. The need is there, so much that we have just embarked on a new location plan for the North side of Milwaukee. As the Sisters of St Francis of Assisi say, "go to help the most needy". That is our core values and mission here at St. Ann Center. A fabulous place indeed helping so many people every day.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

St. Ann Center is a gem in our neighborhood - it is a "one stop shop" of services to the community. Here are just a few services that St Ann Center provided to our family:
Child Care, Day Camp, Swim Lessons, Massages, Breakfast with Santa, Munch with the Easter Bunny, Hair Cuts, Manicures, Volunteer Opportunities, Clear The Clutter classes, Benevolent Touch Workshops and Farmer's Markets. There is something for everyone at St Ann Center!
Anderson family

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been working at St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care for almost 15 years, and during that time I have enjoyed a most unique environment unlike any other in the for profit or nonprofit sector. Every day I associate not only with my coworkers, but also the adults and children who come to the center for day services. Many of the adults are challenged with disabilities, and their attitudes and behavior despite these disabilities, are truly an inspiration and model for me. As our founder, Sr. Edna Lonergan, discovered early on, the children are a joy, energetic contribution to the daily life of the center, and are therapy in their own, special way, just be being who they are. I am grateful to enjoy so wonderful a workplace and to be a witness so much goodness and vitality daily.