About us

About us

Intergenerational care for all ages & abilities in Milwaukee

St. Ann Center specializes in adult and child day services in a safe, homelike intergenerational setting, where compassion, care and dignity are key. We do this by bringing all ages together—from 6 weeks old to 100+. Youngsters learn to respect and socialize with all types of people. And older adults delight to the sights and sounds of children, improving their physical and mental health and sense of self-worth while making dozens of young, loving friends.

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A community where children & adults grow together

When you bring children and adults together for planned and informal activities—from daily exercise to art and music-making—children benefit from positive one-on-one attention from nurturing, caring adults; and adults gain a sense of purpose by sharing wisdom and skills with children. What’s more, adults talk, smile and participate more fully when the little ones are around. It’s hard to tell who’s more excited!

Support from generous people, like you, creates this joyful intergenerational community.

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Helping improve health in older adults

Research reports by Generations United (a national organization advocating for the well-being of children, youth, and older adults through intergenerational programming) show older adults participating in intergenerational shared sites, like St. Ann Center, experience:

  • improved physical and mental health
  • enhanced socialization and improved sense of self-worth
  • increased personal independence
  • less agitation in those with dementia
  • improved attitudes about other generations
  • delayed entrance into nursing homes

Helping increase social skills and development in children

Children in intergenerational shared sites show:

  • enhanced social skills
  • lower levels of aggressive behavior
  • decreased drug use and increased stability
  • improved academic performance

In fact, preschool children involved in intergenerational programs have higher personal and social development scores (by 11 months) than preschoolers involved in non-intergenerational programs

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Striving to prevent premature institutionalization of the elderly and adults with disabilities.

The adults we serve receive compassionate, personal and cost-effective care, and then return home at the end of the day. The children learn flexibility, respect for self and others, and appreciation for diversity in age, abilities and culture.

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St. Ann Center helped Milwaukee be a Best Intergenerational Community!

Two Campuses – One Mission

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Stein Campus (Bay View/St. Francis)

2801 E. Morgan Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53207
Phone: (414) 977-5000

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Bucyrus Campus (Park West/Lindsey Heights)

2450 W. North Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53205
Phone: (414) 210-2450