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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.

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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.

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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
(414) 453-8290

Interview with Kathy’s House guest’s Tony and Sandie O’Malley:

A “New Home for Healing” rendering. Opening summer of 2021.

Kathy’s House Ceremonial Groundbreaking 5/29/2020
From left to right:
Sandie and Tony O’Malley, Kathy’s House guests
Cathy Buck, past president, Froedtert Hospital
Patty Metropulos, president &CEO, Kathy’s House
Glen Van Fossen, past president, Kathy’s House board
Judy Vogel, mother of Kathy Vogel Kuettner, founder of Kathy’s House
Laura Vogel Woods, sister of Kathy Vogel Kuettner and board member
Ginny and Mike McBride, donors
Sue Derus, board member and retired executive director, cancer services, Froedtert Health
John Balzer, board member and VP of facility planning and development, Froedtert Health
Mona Theobald, board president and retired manager, GE Healthcare

Review some of our recent successes in the media.

Media Releases

April 20, 2021 – Solar Panels to Save Thousands for New Kathy’s House.

March 1, 2021 – Kathy’s House Capital Campaign Rallies for Debt-Free Opening

August 4, 2020- Kathy’s House Earns National Quality Certification

June 30, 2020- Construction Begins On New Kathy’s House

April 20, 2020- Kathy’s House launches “Critical Operations” Fundraising Campaign

August 27, 2019 – Kathy’s House Launches Fundraising Campaign to Build New House

August 6, 2018 – Kathy’s House Announces New Position and Board Elects Two New Members

May 19, 2018 – Kathy’s House 2018 Annual Gala Event

February 8, 2018 – Kathy’s House Board of Directors Elected New Officers

October 26, 2017 – Octoberfest at Kathy’s House

May 1, 2017 – Kathy’s House Welcomes Four New Board Members

January 25, 2017 – Froedtert Hospital to Invest $6 Million in New Kathy’s House Project

November 24, 2016 – Two Long-Time Volunteers Make Thanksgiving Dinner for Guests at Kathy’s House

February 26, 2016 – Kathy’s House Reveals New Logo

October 7, 2015 – Steinhafels Takes Part in Big Community Donation at Kathy’s House and Meta House

Our monthly newsletter has the latest guest stories, events & updates on our New Home for Healing.