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Downloadable Media resources

Kathy’s House mission and support for those seeking accommodation while receiving medical attention away from home has deeply resonated in the hearts and minds of our local community and beyond.

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Kathy’s House In The News

The following links include some of the media attention that Kathy’s House has received throughout the years.

2022

March 1: HEAL Milwaukee cooks up Mardi Gras meal for families and patients at Kathy’s House. Watch the story on CBS 58.

Feb. 23: ‘It’s just a wonderful place:’ At age 90, this Wauwatosa resident has been volunteering at Kathy’s House for over 10 years. Subscribers: Read the story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

2021

Aug. 4: Governor Evers celebrates Kathy’s House grand opening. Read the story and watch the segment on Fox 6.

Aug. 4: Celebration marks official grand opening of new Kathy’s House in Wauwatosa. Read the story and watch the segment on CBS 58.

June 24: Kathy’s House is a non-profit Hospital Guest House. Read the story and watch video segments on Fox 6 WakeUp.

June 16: Home away from home: New, expanded Kathy’s House offers space for families to stay during hospital treatment. Read the story on Spectrum News 1.

June 7: ‘This is a gamechanger for us’: New Kathy’s House opens new building near Froedtert for patients, families. Read the story from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

June 7: Nonprofit Kathy’s House opens new $12 million building in Wauwatosa. Read the story and view the slide show in the Milwaukee Business Journal.

June 2: Kathy’s House to open new home next week. Read about it on BizTimes.

June 2: New ‘Kathy’s House’ to welcome first guests on June 7. Watch the story on CBS 58.

June 2: Kathy’s House near Froedtert set to open. Watch the story on Fox 6.

June 1: Milwaukee-area non-profit gets heartwarming donation from Boy Scout. Watch the story on WTMJ-4.

June 1: Kathy’s House To Welcome More Guests, Move Onto Grounds Of Milwaukee Regional Medical Center. Listen to WUWM 89.7.

April 26: Hospital guest house gets solar panels on roof of new facility. Watch the story on WISN.

April 13: Kathy’s House prepares for summer opening of new $12 million building. Read the story in the Milwaukee Business Journal.

March 1: Kathy’s House announces an anonymous challenge grant of $500,000. Read the story on BizTimes.

2020

Dec. 24: Wisconsin Rapids man heading home for the holidays cancer-free after stay at Kathy’s House. Watch the story on CBS58.

Dec. 22: Milwaukee Magazine recognizes Kathy’s House during December’s #GiveBackMKE feature. Watch a Facebook Live interview of former Kathy’s House guests Dan and Nancy Fairchild and Patty Metropulos as they talk about the impact of Kathy’s House.

Nov. 8: Kathy’s House President and CEO, Patty Metropulos, went on the That’s So Money Radio Show from Bank Five Nine to speak about the history of Kathy’s House and the exciting future of our New Home for Healing. Give the podcast a listen here.

July 1: Kathy’s House leaders and supporters celebrated on Tuesday the start of construction for the organization’s new hospital guest house in Wauwatosa.  Read the story in the BizTimes.

July 1: Construction of new ‘Kathy’s House’ kicks off with virtual groundbreaking ceremony. Read the story at CBS58.

July 1: ‘The need is so great:’ Construction begins on new Kathy’s House in Wauwatosa. Read the story at Fox6Now

July 1: Organizers break ground on new hospital guest house. Read the story at WISN

April 29: Pete Zervakis at Today’s TMJ4 featured Kathy’s House in a story about charities continuing to fundraise in the new economic landscape as a result of COVID-19. Please click here to watch and read the story.

April 27: Kathy’s House cancels gala and launches “critical operations” campaign. Read the story in the BizTimes.

April 24: Kathy’s House was featured in an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and West Now discussing COVID-19 and the effect the pandemic has had on our fundraising efforts and our guests.

April 21: Fox 6 Now did a story on Kathy’s House remaining open during the COVID-19 pandemic and the creation of our Critical Operations Campaign. Please watch here.

2019

Dec. 31: Read the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article about Kathy’s House President & CEO Patty Metropulos helping to raise $12 million for the new Kathy’s House.

Dec. 25: Longtime Kathy’s House volunteer Lois Knight as been preparing Christmas dinner for guests for almost a decade. Check out her story on Fox 6 Now.

Dec. 13: Barb Burmeister, a registered nurse at Froedtert and a volunteer at Kathy’s House since the doors opened, was named a 2019 Health Care Heroes award winner by the Milwaukee BizTimes. Click here to read Barb’s story.

Representatives from Kathy's House pose in front of the Betty Awards logo
Representatives of Kathy’s House pose in front of the Betty Awards logo

Oct. 28: Not surprisingly, our very own Patty Metropulos was honored with one of Milwaukee Magazine’s first Betty Awards! Read their article on Patty’s Tenacious B Award and to see the rest of the Betty Award winners.

Oct. 16: Our wonderful volunteer, Kay Jenson, is adored by both patients and staff alike at Kathy’s House. Check out CBS 58’s article on Kay, an everyday hero for both patients and staff alike!

Sept. 13: Expanded Kathy’s House will serve more families, patients receiving treatment at Medical Complex: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes about the number of patients and their families that the new house will be able to serve.

Aug. 28: Kathy’s House Seeks to Double Capacity: Kathy’s House is trying to raise $12 million to build a new house that can host more guests. See what else Urban Milwaukee has to say about our campaign.

Aug. 28: Guest house near Froedtert Hospital goes public with $12M campaign to double capacity: The new location on North 92nd Street is just south of the Froedtert & Medical College Clinical Cancer Center and the Center for Advanced Care. Read the full article on Milwaukee Business Journal’s website.

Aug. 28: Kathy’s House is $9.6 million into a $12 million fundraising campaign to build a new facility in Wauwatosa for cancer patients and family members: Listen to WTMJ AM radio talk about the new campaign at Kathy’s House.

Aug. 27: Kathy’s House kicks off $12M capital campaign to build ‘A New Home for  Healing’: There’s a new goal in Southeast Wisconsin to help families dealing with serious health issues. Read about the $12 million fundraising campaign at Fox 6 News.

Aug. 27: Hospital Guest Home Kathy’s House Hoping To Expand As Demand Increases: Learn more about the Kathy’s House expansion from Wisconsin Public Radio.

Aug. 27: Non-profit announces campaign for new hospital guest house: Read the coverage from CBS 58 News about Kathy’s House new hospital guest house.

Aug. 27: Kathy’s House launches $12 million capital campaign for new guest house: The nonprofit hospital guest house operator has quietly raised funds since 2017, when Froedtert Hospital pledged $5.9 million to help fund a new Kathy’s House facility. Read the full story at Milwaukee BizTimes.

Aug. 27: Kathy’s House launches fundraising campaign to build new house: See what Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin has to say about their near $6 million pledge.

Aug. 27: A New Home for Healing Announcement: Watch the live announcement of our New Home for Healing on our Facebook page!

July 11: The Bucks Visiting Kathy’s House: Watch this video of the Milwaukee Bucks visiting Kathy’s House.

May 13: Mother’s Day Milers: Fundraiser helps rural families facing cancer: Our guests Patricia “Pat” & Phil Kirby are featured, watch now in the TMJ4 video here.

May 12: In mother’s honor, brothers set cycling goal of 4K miles, 4K in donations: Watch the Fox 6 Now video here, about the brothers that cycled their way to donations for their mother and all families helped by Kathy’s House.

March 20: Kathy’s House Announces New Guest House Site: The Kathy’s House press release announcing the new guest house site can be found here.

March 5: Kathy’s House Files Plans for New Guest House Site: Kathy’s House files plans for a new guest house site in Wauwatosa. Read more about those plans here at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Feb. 4: Board Member Abby Brzezinski Helps Make Kathy’s House a Home Away From Home: Read more about Abby Brzezinski’s journey from Kathy’s House volunteer to board member here at The BizTimes.

2018

Dec. 25: Lois Knight’s Annual Christmas Dinner: Once again, Lois Knight prepares a wonderful Christmas dinner for guests at Kathy’s House. Watch the video from FOX6 now.

Dec. 17: President and CEO Wins Health Care Hero Award: President and CEO Patty Metropulos, MPA wins a 2018 Health Care Hero awarded given by BizTimes Media. Read more about the award here. Check out the award video package here.

Nov. 12: Table Chat: Steve Paradowski: Kathy’s House volunteer chef donates his time and talent. Subscribers: Read the story from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

2017

Dec. 25: Kathy’s House Christmas Dinner: 76-year-old woman, grandchildren put together Christmas feast for families with loved ones in the hospital. Watch the video from FOX6.

Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Dinner at Kathy’s House: Dozens enjoy Christmas Eve dinner at Kathy’s House. Watch the CBS 58 video here.

Aug. 18: Kathy’s House adds four board members: Organization preparing to launch $3 million capital campaign. Read the article that the BizTimes published.

May 22: Happy to Report a Record Breaking Event: CBS 58 Jessica Tighe reported a record breaking Gala supporting Kathy’s House. Watch the interview on Facebook.

2016

April 22: Wauwatosa Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Small Business Community Award: Read more about the Chamber of Commerce recognizing the impact Kathy’s House has on the local community.