ABOUT ST. CATHERINE RESIDENCE
St. Catherine Residence, located on Milwaukee's East Side has provided safe, affordable and supportive housing to low income women in our community since 1894. It currently provides a secure living environment for over 250 women annually.
ABOUT "FRIENDS" OF ST. CATHERINE RESIDENCE
Friends of St. Catherine Residence plays two vital supporting roles for the facility and its residents. We serve as a funding source through cash contributions, and as a volunteer resource pool for a variety of projects. As "Friends", we take pride in the positive impact our group has has on the residents of St. Catherine. We have raised over $90,000 for building improvement projects in keeping with our vision: To "contribute to the development of residents' physical well being, self respect, confidence, independence and peer interdependence."
This year, Friends is pleased to be partnering again with Columbia-St. Mary's in a special health-care initiative designed for our residents, many of whom do not have health insurance. It will provide health and wellness services and programs which our residents could not afford on their own.
This initiative includes a variety of vital services which are already in place or soon will be, including:
- On-going Eye Care services through a program offered by LensCrafters, thereaby enabling them to reeive a free eye exam and glasses
- Services of an on-site community nurse at the residence once each week to provide one-on-one visits for blood pressure monitoring, prescription drug support and confidential discussion of medical issues.
- Breast care exams
Plans are underway to expand these important initiatives, however, it will require a strong, ongoing commitment not only from Columbia-St. Mary's and other partners, but from Friends of St. Catherine Residence as well. That's why we are ALWAYS looking for new friends who are willing to help.
To learn how to join or participate, use the Contact Form on this website. CONTACT