Campus

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cathy Bril, PA-C, MPAS

1700 Building, 128


(414) 288-0609


cathy.bril@marquette.edu

SERVICE LEARNER

PHAS 7117: Cultural Diversity in Health Care

Course Learning Objectives Related to Service Learning:

Special Course: Presentations

Procedure:


Agency: Benedict Center

Contact: Joan Koijs
Phone: (414) 347-1774
Email:
jkojis@benedictcenter.org

Number of Groups: 2

Website: http://www.benedictcenter.org/

Address: 135 W. Wells St., Suite 700

Description of Agency: Benedict Center offers basic education classes, high school diploma classes, and a variety of support components (Parenting, Job Readiness and Placement, etc.). All of the women involved in the program have at one time in their lives been arrested, usually on a misdemeanor, non-violent charge.

Population: Women in conflict with the law

Description of Project: Presentations for women that utilize their services on HIV, sexual health, women’s health issues, heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure.


Agency: Bread of Healing

Contact: Rick Caeser
Phone: 414 977-0001
Email:
bread_of_healing@yahoo.com

Number of Groups: 2

Webiste: http://www.breadofhealingclinic.org/

Address: 1821 N 16th St, Milwaukee, WI

Days/Hours of Operation: Tuesday 1:00-4:30pm. One Service Learning student is needed for a 2 hour time slot in that time.

Description of Agency/Activities: Bread of Healing clinic began as a ministry at Cross Lutheran Church in 2000. The clinic began as one volunteer physician and one volunteer nurse one day each week and has since then grown to a much larger agency, serving members of the community four half days each week, seeing 300-350 patients each month. The clinic is available to provide more than one million dollars in medical care to more than 1500 patients who do not have medical insurance. Bread of Healing’s mission is to provide high quality medical care for people with chronic illnesses who work but may not have access to health insurance. Bread of Healing believes that health is an issue of faith, social justice, and wholeness, and provides the opportunity of healing for all.

Description of Project: Possible topics include memory activities, hygiene, specific diets, nutrition, and ways to stay active and promote balance.


Agency: Escuela Vieau 

Contact: Yesi Montenegro
Phone: (414) 902-6100
Email: montenya12@gmail.com

Number of Groups: 1

Website: http://www5.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/school/vieau/

Address: 823 S 4th St, Milwaukee, WI

Description of Agency: The mission of Vieau School is to accomplish excellence and equity in education for our diverse population by ensuring that we will provide each student with a positive attitude toward the self and learning. Vieau School will prepare students to think creatively and critically, to communicate effectively via oral and written means, to welcome diversity in people, to appreciate the arts and to contribute positively to society.

Population: Students K4-8, most students are of Latino descent 

Description of Project: Nutrition, alcoholism, tobacco use, violence, bullying, leadership and self-development, drug abuse, personal hygiene, and professional appearance.


Agency: Hephatha Lutheran Church  

Contact: Louise Meyer
Phone: (414) 264-0234
Email: ljhmeyer.wi@outlook.com

Number of Groups: 2

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hephatha-Lutheran-Church/295847693830193

Address: 1212 S. Layton Blvd. Milwaukee, WI

Description of Agency: Hephatha makes worship, holy communion and holy baptism the starting place to care for the poor and the special needs of young people, while putting a strong emphasis on life-giving partnerships in the church’s neighborhood.

Population: Children

Description of Project: Possible topics include memory activities, hygiene, specific diets, nutrition, and ways to stay active and promote balance.


Agency: Interfaith Older Adult

Contact: Eddy Magnus
Phone: 414-220-8655
Email: emagnus@interfaithmilw.org

Number of Groups: 2

Website: http://interfaithmilw.org/

Address: 600 W Virginia St, Suite 300, Milwaukee, WI

Description of Agency: Since 1975, Interfaith has been helping older adults retain their independence and contribute to their communities through a variety of services, resources and opportunities. Interfaith provides the necessary support seniors need to remain living safely in their own home, stay engaged in their community and get the best out of their later years. Supporting caregivers of older adults is also an important part of their mission. Interfaith offers free, innovative programs specifically designed to maintain the highest level of enjoyment, wellness and independence possible for older adults.

Population: Older Adults (Senior Center & Foster Grandparent Program)

Description of Project: Possible topics include memory activities, hygiene, specific diets, nutrition, and ways to stay active and promote balance.


Agency: International Learning Center

Contact: Cynthia Zazura
Phone: 414-344-4777
Email: czazura@nh-milw.org

Number of Groups: 2

Website: http://www.neighborhoodhousemke.org/programs/international-learning-center/

Address: 639 N. 25th St, Milwaukee, WI

Description of Agency: The mission of this thriving community center is to aid neighborhood individuals and families to improve the quality of life for themselves, their relatives, their neighborhood and their community. Services are designed to promote self-sufficiency and build solutions to problems which create barriers to education, and economic and personal growth. A variety of educational, cultural and recreational services are offered at the agency. Service Learners may work with children, teens, seniors and entire families. Neighborhood House has a helpful staff and a diverse population of children and youth who are attentive, challenging and enthusiastic about almost any activity.

Population: Adults  

Description of Project: Students will be working with the Personal Responsibility Education Program and will can present on hygiene, the reproductive anatomy, and the menstrual cycle.


Agency: Lutheran Social Services

Contact: Mary Flynn
Phone: 414-325-3117
Email: mary.flynn@lsswis.org

Number of Groups: 2

Website: https://www.lsswis.org/LSS.htm

Address: 5300 W Lincoln Ave, West Allis, WI

Description of Agency: Lutheran Social Services (LSS) offers a variety of services throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. With the help of over 1,100 employees, LSS provides services across a person’s lifespan, addressing a variety of conditions. Services are available for children and families, adults, older adults and persons with disabilities. Services include addiction, adoption and foster care, mental health, corrections, disabilities, homelessness, parenting, refugee resettlement, aging, counseling, and housing.

Population: Refugees

Description of Project: Possible topics include memory activities, hygiene, specific diets, nutrition, and ways to stay active and promote balance.


Agency: Jewish Home and Care

Contact: Beth Draper
Phone: 414-227-8848
Email: bdraper@jewishseniorliving.org  

Website: http://www.jewishseniorliving.org/

Number of Groups: 2

Address: 1414 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI

Description of Agency: To provide their Jewish community with those services that enable their seniors or infirm to be part of a quality Jewish environment with comfort, meaning, independence and dignity. They provide three outstanding choices for Jewish senior living.

Population: Elderly Adults over the ages of 65+

Description of Project: The students will be working with the community to address the problems faced by an aging population. Possible ideas for project might center on the following: falls awareness, safety behind closed doors, balance, exercise, diet choices, the benefits of staying active, issues of living with CHF, dementia, osteoporosis, arthritis, visual deficits, diabetes, and chronic pain. Memory management and/or activities would also benefit a large portion of the population.


Agency: Milwaukee Center for Independence

Contact:Manadra Rainey
Phone: 414-937-2258
Email: manadra.rainey@mcfi.org

Number of Groups: 2

Website: http://www.mcfi.net/MCFI.htm

Address: 2020 W. Wells St., Milwaukee, WI

Description of Agency: Milwaukee Center for Independence is a comprehensive, community-based rehabilitation facility and sheltered workshop that helps people with developmental disabilities live and work in the community. The MCFI offers over 50 programs and services to assist people of all ages. Every program is led by a certified, experienced, and professional staff. Each year, the MCFI helps nearly 10,000 individuals reach their personal goals. Programs include the following:

Population: Adults with diabilities

Description of Project: The students will be working with the City Life program and will be presenting on a preventative health care topic for adults to stay active and healthy.


Agency: Penfield Children’s Center

Contact: Ellen Anderson
Phone: 414-345-6376
Email: ellenanderson@penfieldchildren.org

Number of Groups: 1

Website: www.penfieldchildren.org

Address: 833 N. 26th St. Milwaukee, WI

Description of Agency: Penfield Children's Center in a nonprofit organization whose sole purpose is to help infants and young children with and without disabilities through education, therapy, and family programs so that they will all be able to strive to their full potentials. Most of the children enrolled at Penfield live in Milwaukee's central city, within a five-mile radius of the center. Every year, hundreds of students and community members assist in Penfield's classrooms, special care nurseries, and playgroups leaving a lasting impact on the clients with whom they work. Nearly 100 staff members directly and indirectly serve Penfield's children and families in areas such as child development, speech, occupational, and physical therapy, nursing, social work, and special education. Although their roles are different, all volunteers and staff members share a commitment to Penfield's mission and an abiding concern for the well-being of the children that they serve.

Population: Young children ranging in ages from 3-6. Students will choose as date to present, but the time will be 10:00 am.

Description of Project: Students can present on topics such as stranger danger, summer safety, bike safety, water safety, the importance of hand washing, etc.

Agency: St. Ann's Center for Intergenerational Care (Elderly)

Contact: Barbra Carter or Annie Smith
Phone: 414-210-2450
Email: bcarter@stanncenter.org or asmith@stanncenter.org

Number of Groups: 2

Website: http://www.stanncenter.org/

Address: Bucyrus Campus 2450 W North Ave, Milwaukee, WI

Description of Agency: St. Ann’s Center for Intergenerational Care is a facility that that offers care on different levels so that it is tailored to the needs of the client. As part of the facility, St. Ann’s Center for Intergenerational Care includes a childcare program. St. Ann's Intergenerational program brings clients of all ages together for planned and informal activities. Children benefit from positive one-on-one attention from nurturing, caring adults, and adults gain a sense of purpose by sharing wisdom and skills with children. Adults talk and smile more as they remember their own childhood and their children. They also participate more in activities. Adults and children look forward to these special times when they share and learn from one another.

Population: Children and elderly

Description of Project: students will discuss possible topics with Barbra or Annie based on the needs of the clients.


Agency: St. Joseph’s Children’s Academy 

Contact: Michelle Rhoades
Phone: 414-645-5337
Email: michelle.rhoades2@wfhc.org

Number of Groups: 2

Website: http://sjamilwaukee.org/

Address: 1600 W Oklahoma Ave, Milwaukee, WI

Description of Agency: At St. Joseph Academy they believe that children learn best in an environment where they are challenged, listened to and treated with respect and where the focus is not just on the academic, but on the whole child. Their programs are designed to give children of varying learning styles and educational abilities the very best in academic instruction, guided by instilling their core values of: respect for human dignity, compassion, transformation, solidarity with the poor, as well as justice and peace.

Population: Children ranging in age from 6 weeks to 5th grade, 75% of the students are Hispanic/Latino, with a majority being bilingual.

Description of Project for Children: St. Joseph is a community-based organization, committed to serving the students and families of their neighborhood. Possible Project ideas include; Asthma, food allegories, how to lice checks, bed bugs, diabetes, nutrition, dental, eye sight, activities to maintain a healthy body weight.


Agency: Villa St. Francis (Senior Assisted Living)

Contact: Lisa Burrows
Phone: 414-649-2892
Email: lburrows@villastfrancis.org

Number of Groups: 2

Website: www.villastfrancis.org

Address: 1910 West Ohio Avenue, Milwaukee, WI

Description of Agency: Villa St. Francis provides a caring, home-like environment for more than 100 residents with a variety of care needs. This assisted living community is dedicated to providing quality, resident-focused living where dignity and self-worth are valued, lives are enriched and relationships are celebrated. Compassion and dignity are essential to the mission of Villa St. Francis which strives to create an environment that celebrates and respects each member of the community, regardless of their physical or cognitive situation.

Population: 90+ seniors ranging in age from 57 to 98, 25% male and 75% female, 80% of population ages 80-99. Half of residents have dementia.

Description of Project: As an assisted living facility, one of the challenges is keeping residents safe. Possible ideas for project might center on the following: falls awareness, safety behind closed doors, balance, exercise, diet choices, the benefits of staying active, issues of living with CHF, dementia, osteoporosis, arthritis, visual deficits, diabetes, and chronic pain. Memory management and/or activities would also benefit a large portion of the population.

Background Check Required: Download background check and relay information to Heidi Peterson at hpeterson@villastfrancis.org, (with green liability sheet) at least 48 hours before first site visit. Contact (414) 649-2888 for any questions  



SITE MENU

Contact Us

Marquette University Service Learning
P.O. Box 1881
707 N. 11th St. Room 303
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-1881

Phone Number: (414) 288-0250
Fax Number: (414) 288-3259

Meet the Staff