Our Mission

Our Mission

Providing health and educational day services to all ages and abilities

St. Ann Center provides Franciscan-inspired, intergenerational, community-based health and educational services for children, adults, frail elders and people with disabilities, and serves as a resource for their caregivers.

A Ministry of the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi

The following four specific Franciscan values are emphasized by our staff, volunteers, clients and benefactors, recognizing the human dignity of each person:

Creating A Caring Community

  • Offering hospitality & kindness
  • Respecting each person’s dignity
  • Fostering loving relationships

Showing Compassion

  • Serving and caring for the poor
  • Working for justice
  • Taking responsible social action

Reverencing All Creation

  • Fostering a simple lifestyle
  • Preserving the environment
  • Respecting all creatures

Making Peace

  • Forgiving others
  • Promoting nonviolence
  • Resolving conflicts

At St. Ann Center, our goal is to provide essential community-based services. We want to be there—whether for you, your mother, your father, your sister, your brother or your child—in whatever way we can be of help.”

~ Sister Edna Lonergan, OSF, President of St. Ann Center

Sharing our mission

At St. Ann Center, our goal is to provide essential community-based services. We want to be there—whether for you, your mother, your father, your sister, your brother or your child—in whatever way we can be of help.”

~ Sister Edna Lonergan, OSF, President of St. Ann Center

St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care is dedicated to creating a new social model of community-based care for the entire nation: one that provides a non-institutional lifestyle of service, choice, compassion and dignity to all ages. In this hope, St. Ann Center has published a Replication Manual for those interested in the creation process of an intergenerational care center.

This manual, Caring for Generations, is for everyone interested in bridging the gap between generations. We invite you to use this manual to build your own intergenerational community-based design. In these pages, you will find twelve chapters which include support materials that will help you understand how to replicate the St. Ann Center model and how multigenerational care can benefit those in your community.

Cost: $95 for a 113-page manual

caring for generations replication manual

You can purchase the manual using the form below. To help us keep in touch, please list a name to which we can register each manual you purchase. We look forward to being a partner in your intergenerational journey!

With questions, contact Sharon Selz at (414) 977-5064, or email: sselz@stanncenter.org.