Madison – Governor Scott Walker announced today his Capital Budget will include $5 million for the completion of the St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care Bucyrus Campus.
“The St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care provides comprehensive services to support the Milwaukee community and care for our most vulnerable,” Governor Walker said. “This capital budget investment helps the Bucyrus Campus continue to grow and develop so St. Ann’s is able to meet the needs of as many people as possible. St. Ann’s ensures the well-being and health of the people in the Milwaukee community, and ultimately helps drive economic development throughout the community and our state.”
The $5 million included in Governor Walker’s Capital Budget will complete the St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care’s “Bucyrus Campus,” a provider of community services that spurs economic growth and stabilizes Milwaukee neighborhoods. This funding would complement the more than $20 million investment already raised and complete the project which will include an Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Unit, Overnight Respite Care Unit, and Childcare Classrooms.
Based on its successful south side campus, St. Ann Center opened the Bucyrus Campus in September 2015 as a means to provide intergenerational care on Milwaukee’s north side. It currently provides pre-school, after-school, and summer school programs for children; day care for frail adults and those with physical and cognitive disabilities; physical therapy; bathing services for persons with disabilities; a walk-in medical clinic; and one of only three dental clinics in Wisconsin equipped to serve people with severe physical and mental disabilities.
The need for these services on Milwaukee’s north side is great, and the St. Ann Center has the ability to deliver them. In only one year since they opened their doors, the number of clients served at the Bucyrus Campus is nearly equal to the number served at the south campus, and the waiting list grows daily. The completed Bucyrus Campus would accommodate a total of 120 clients, reduce mortality risk for neighborhood children, and drive economic development in the neighborhood.