Kathy’s House is the only hospital guest house in
the area that serves patients of all ages and their caregivers who need to travel to Milwaukee for
By providing affordable lodging, Kathy’s House enables patients to access your medical expertise. Keeping families together helps improve patient outcomes.
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Our volunteers are a vital force behind the success of Kathy’s House. Volunteer opportunities range from preparing a meal for House guests, to assisting in the office a few hours each week, to devoting an afternoon to landscaping or painting.
Contact your Health Care Professional to complete a “Request for Temporary Housing” referral form. This completed form should then be faxed to Kathy’s House at 414-453-8292.
Sarah Lloyd never felt so sick in her life. A mysterious liver disease was ravaging her system. Then a pancreatic cyst was discovered. That set off alarm bells -- a similar combination had led to her grandmother's death.
Unfortunately, Sarah's Texas doctors couldn't agree on a path to treatment.
Watching his wife suffer was difficult. "You're sitting on the outside of someone with a life threatening disease. You can see their fear and pain, but all you can do is watch. So, to be able to have a place to go back to-to just be yourself, and let the rest of the world go by-that was wonderful.
Kathy's House was that kind of place for Nick.
Veronica and her husband were so impressed with Kathy's House, they put it on their bucket list. "Eventually, we're going back there to volunteer" she says. And no wonder, it was the Texas couple's home-away-from-home when they needed it most - the brain surgery of their 22-year old daughter.
Wendy checked into Kathy's House on May 3, 2013 and stayed for the next 42 days. Her husband Steve was at Froedtert Hospital for a complex surgery and had complications.
"I slept at the hospital the first few days and didn't get much sleep. Then an ICU nurse told me about Kathy's House. It was close to the hospital and incredibly convientent," said Wendy