About Our Program
Catholic Charities has been providing In-Home Support Services in Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties to the frail older adults and adults with disabilities for over 25 years. In-Home Support Services provides supportive home care services to help individuals live independently in clean, safe homes or apartments in order to delay institutional placement, by providing light housekeeping, laundry assistance, companionship, meal preparation, grocery shopping, errands, transportation to doctor appointments, companionship and socialization.
Our Services Include
- In-Home social work assessments by trained staff at intake and semi-annually to gather detailed information about clients' physical health, emotional well-being, and social functioning to determine self-sufficiency and safety.
- Information and referrals that connect clients with additional, appropriate services and resources provided by other Catholic Charities programs, government agencies, local churches, and other non-profits.
- Direct service visits (minimum of 2 hours) to meet individualized clients' needs, for example: light housekeeping, laundry assistance, grocery shopping, meal preparation, etc.
Catholic Charities' In-Home Support Services is for frail older adults aged 50 or better and adults with disabilities. Fees for services are provided through private pay, county public benefits based need for service and income eligibility, and reduced fee service agreements for those with financial need. In-Home Support Services are provided in conjunction with the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County, the Catholic Stewardship Appeal and is also subsidized by agency donations, and is provided in Milwaukee and Waukesha County.
For more information or to schedule an in-home assessment, please contact:
Director of In-Home Support Services
414-771-2881 Ext. 4134
Gracie is a successful interior and fashion designer. She worked hard to make a career for herself, and then her life changed when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis that impacted her mobility and changed the way she worked and lived. Carol, a Catholic Charities’ in-home support worker, assists Gracie with her work and the care she needs around her home. “This was not always my lifestyle: it is now. When I first started looking for help, I couldn’t find anyone who understood and then Catholic Charities In-Home Support sent Carol.” Gracie shares, “She understands my condition and that I am not in my normal functions. She understands the emotional effects of this as well.
Carol is a great representative of Catholic Charities.” Gracie is also a great representation of Catholic Charities and the people we serve. She reminds us that even when we face our greatest obstacles and need support, we can get through anything with the support of our neighbors. She shows us what it means to inspire others. Gracie explains, “I never ask why me but what can I do with what I was given?” Despite her diagnosis, Gracie continues to bring joy to others through her fashion and designs.
Read more In-Home Support Impact Stories here.