Kathy’s House is a Hospital Hospitality House (HHH) that provides lodging and support to individuals and families who need to travel to Milwaukee for medical care. Kathy’s House, Inc. was founded as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization in memory of Kathy Vogel Kuettner, who died in July 2000 after her battle with an aggressive form of lymphoma. It was Kathy’s wish to create an HHH to support those fighting similar battles. Her parents, Dick and Judy Vogel, along with family friends worked tirelessly and opened the doors to Kathy’s House in July 2001.
The mission of Kathy’s House is to provide a warm and supportive environment to families who are experiencing one of life’s most stressful situations—personal illnesses or the serious illness of a loved one.
A vital and affordable resource in the Milwaukee health care community, Kathy’s House is the only HHH in the area that serves patients of all ages and their caregivers who need to travel to Milwaukee for medical care. Any patient receiving outpatient treatment at a Milwaukee area hospital, along with their caregiver(s) is/are eligible to become a guest at Kathy’s House. The application process for a prospective guest starts with a referral from a Health Care Professional.
Hospital Hospitality Houses are respected as valuable community resources for those in need of accommodation while traveling long distances to receive medical attention. Kathy’s House alleviates the burdens of traveling long distances for medical treatment and allows guests to focus on the health and healing of patients and their caregivers.
Since opening in 2001, Kathy’s House has provided lodging, a supportive environment, and amenities such as transportation to area hospitals, to more than 6,000 families.
As a non-profit HHH, funding for Kathy’s House has mainly come from the generous contributions of local individuals, its guests, and through foundation grants and community volunteering. We could not be successful in our mission without this support.
How to reach us:
Kathy’s House, Inc.
600 North 103rd Street
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Interview with Kathy’s House guest’s Tony and Sandie O’Malley: https://youtu.be/ev67uqLcExQ
Review some of our recent successes in the media.