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
Throughout her recovery from back surgery and cancer, Cindy has relied on our In-Home Support staff for a helping hand. In February of 2018, Cindy was matched with a homemaker who assists her with daily tasks, allowing her to focus on her health and worry less. when her cancer treatments caused a life-threatening infection, our homemaker noticed early signs of a change in her health and urged Cindy to go to the hospital- staying with her through the Emergency Room. Cindy is now cancer free and regaining her strength. when asked about her experience with Catholic Charities, Cindy shares how much In-Home Support Services has helped her by providing emotional support and giving her peace of mind: "Catholic Charities has been wonderful and I'm incredibly grateful for the support I've received. I can't imagine what I would've done without them."
Read more In-Home Support Impact Stories here.