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A New Home for Healing

A New Home for Healing

A Growing Need

Imagine finding out you have cancer and that the best care is 50 or 100 miles away – or more. And what if your diagnosis required weeks or even months of treatment? You want your loved ones nearby, but where could you afford to stay?

Without Kathy’s House, patients and families who must travel to Milwaukee for needed medical care may face the terrible decision to forgo treatment because they can’t afford to stay in a hotel.

Since 2001 Kathy’s House has served as a home away from home for 20,000 guests—patients and their family members—from around Wisconsin, the United States and beyond who need to travel to Milwaukee to access vital medical care.

A New Home

After many years of planning, construction is underway to build a new, larger Kathy’s House near the Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.

Our New Home for Healing will improve health equity in our region by helping twice as many patients access lifesaving care, regardless of geography, income or resources. The new Kathy’s House will serve as a national model in hospital guest lodging to support patients and their families—right here in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The new Kathy’s House is slated to open on the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center campus in summer 2021.

As of September 2020, a total $10.25 million has been raised toward the
$12 million capital campaign.

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Total Donated: $10.2 Million

Help us reach our $12 million goal!

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Explore Our New House

The new Kathy’s House will have 36 Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant guest rooms, twice our current capacity, including a separate wing with two-room kitchenette suites for long-term and other patients with compromised immune systems.

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The New Kathy’s House Construction Progress

View Progress on the New Home on our Earth Cam.

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Campaign Leadership

Our campaign leadership team understands the devastating toll a serious illness can have on a family. Together, the team works to create A New Home for Healing.

Honor Roll of Donors

The major donors listed here ($1,000 and above) have inspired many others to give, steadily supporting the goal of Kathy’s House.

Why a New Home Matters

Watch video comments from the public launch of our capital campaign, August 2019.


Kathy’s House broke ground on its New Home for Healing on June 30, 2020. To mark the milestone during the pandemic, we held a small groundbreaking event at the site that was shared virtually with our community of guests, supporters, donors, volunteers and staff members.


For the answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding our new home, please follow the link below.

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