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.
Consider one of the many ways you can help provide a supportive community for families when they need it most – during a medical crisis. Volunteer, donate, or attend an event!
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Saturday, May 20th, 2017
Over the past 16 years, Kathy's House has served more than 16,000 individuals, providing more than 110,000 nights of lodging. Last year our average occupancy was 85%, the highest ever achieved. With the decision to build a new Kathy's House, we will be able to serve even more guests in the near future. This night we honor the community leaders and donors who have worked tirelessly to create and sustain Kathy's House. We will also provide a sneak peek of the architectural design for the new house.
Click here to register for this year's event.
Thursday, September 21st, 2017
Ironwood Golf course is located on natural rolling terrain in Sussex, Wisconsin. Ironwood offers three distinct 9 hole courses offers three distinct 9 hole courses with challenges to each aspect of your game. We will be golfing on The Meath. It caters to those with imagination as a short par 4 and dogleg par 5s give you multiple ways to position yourself with either safe bailouts or gut-wrenching risks. Your second nine holes will be played on The Birr. The Birr may be one of the most intriguing courses you will play. With numerous blind shots, sloping fairways, and reachable par 5s, The Birr demands shot-placement and gives you plenty of opportunity. If you can avoid the water which factors in on 7 of the 9 holes.
Registration for Kathy's House Golf Outing will open in the Summer of 2017.
Your gift will provide a home away from home for families when they need it most – during a medical crisis. More families than ever before are turning to Kathy’s House for lodging and caring support. Make a charitable donation today!
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