Special Needs and Campaigns

Special Needs and Campaigns

The Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi fully fund their own health and retirement needs. We receive some funding from the National Religious Retirement Organization and the Foundation for Religious Retirement.  As our Sisters have aged, our need for special healthcare services, programming, and technology has increased. This is especially true for our Sisters with physical disabilities plus cognitive and other neurosensory disorders such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s Disease. 

Sister living in Clare Circle enhanced care wing receiving neurosensory therapy. 

Sisters attending one of many Justice and Peace presentations that keep them connected to current news and events. 

Many services and items needed by our Sisters are not covered by Medicare.  Some of these include: 

  • Hearing aids
  • Innovative programming and services such as music and neurosensory therapy
  • Wheelchair-accessible transportation
  • Updated amenities such as lift recliners and large-print books and audiobooks.
  • Spiritual, outreach, and recreational activities to keep our Sisters connected physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Your gift today supports these and other health and retirement needs. Please click here to donate today

Wish List

Click here to download a Wish List of items that our Sisters and staff have identified that will greatly enhance their physical, social, emotional, and spiritual health.  If you are interested in making a donation for a specific item(s) included on this Wish List, please contact Nancy Ketchman by calling 414-294-7329 or click here to email her

Sisters enjoying time with a puppy

Sisters in Elizabeth Hall assisted living wing greet a cuddly dog.

Restoring Clara Bell

For almost 100 years, Sisters and novitiates were called to prayer by the ringing of the "Clara" bell in the former St. Francis Chapel. Click here to learn about the campaign to restore the bell. 

Sharing Our Blessings Campaign for Our Sisters

$25 million campaign to fund our Sisters long-term health and retirement needs. Click here to learn more

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