Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Inc.

Supported Parenting Services


Catholic Charities' Family Support Workers are taking every medical precaution they can to continue to provide support to the individuals in the Supported Parenting Program. We are dedicated to our neighbors in need, and their safety!

For more information, contact Sarah Matson, Director of Supported Parenting, at 262-547-2463 Ext. 4624  or

About Our Program

The Supported Parenting Program is a family support, home visitation program which promotes positive parenting and healthy interactions between parent and child.  Program staff help prepare, strengthen, and support at-risk families through positive parenting skills as they interact on a day-to-day basis with their children. 

The Catholic Charities’ worker visits the home after the child is born and serves as a resource to the family as they grow through the first year.  The worker provides education about child growth and development and offers support and reinforcement for healthy parenting skills.  In addition, the worker offers assistance to all members of the family to resolve the tensions and discord which can arise about co-parenting, visitation, discipline, etc.

Our Service Provides

  • Home visitation, assessment and education
  • Assesses needs of family and develops appropriate parenting goals
  • Connects families to others for socialization and supportive interaction

We serve client families with developmental disabilities in Milwaukee and Waukesha County, who have children from birth to age 7 or through first grade, which ever comes last. There is no fee for Supported Parenting Program clients.

For more information contact:

Sarah Matson
Program Supervisor
262-547-2463 Ext. 4624



Michaela and her daughter, Bonnie, worked with Sarah, her Catholic Charities’ family support worker for three years before COVID-19 changed family life for everyone. In this time, Michaela grew in her knowledge and confidence to care for Bonnie, and Bonnie was ready for school and thriving. When COVID-19 caused schools to shut down, Michaela and Bonnie struggled with navigating online classes and adapting to their new situation. Making regular home visits, following health guidelines, Sarah started her mornings at Michaela and Bonnie’s house. She would help them log on to Bonnie’s Zoom classes and plan their day together. A strong start to their day was all they needed to be successful with online school. “We see many parents struggling to balance their own work in addition to learning how to navigate virtual school. When the parent has a developmental disability, this struggle is only amplified. I’m so proud of Michaela. She is working hard to make sure Bonnie gets through this transition.” shares Sarah.

Read more Supported Parenting Impact Stories here.


Catholic Charities

Mailing Address: PO Box 070912
                            Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912

Delivery Address: 3501 S. Lake Drive
                             St. Francis, WI 53235

Office Locations and Phone Numbers

Serving our neighbors in need in Dodge,
Fond du Lac, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Kenosha, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha Counties.



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