Intergenerational Hug

Our mission

To provide Franciscan-inspired, intergenerational, community-based health and educational services for children, adults, the elderly and people with disabilities.

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

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

  • Serving and caring for the poor
  • Working for justice
  • Taking responsible social action
Reverencing all of creation

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

  • Forgiving others
  • Resolving conflicts
  • Promoting nonviolence

Sharing our mission


Replication – Caring for Generations

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: $75 for a 113-page 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: