St. Ann's Center for Intergenerational Care (St. Franics)
Address: 2801 E. Morgan Avenue (25th & Morgan)
By car: Head east on Wisconsin Ave and turn right onto N. Broadway. Take the ramp onto I-794 E, then continue south on 794. Exit left toward E Oklahoma Ave and turn right onto E Oklahoma Ave. Take the first right onto S Kinnickinnic Ave. Turn left onto E Morgan Ave and St. Ann's will be on the right.
By bus:Take the #48 bus towards South Shore. Get off at Oklahoma & Indiana. Walk one block east, and four blocks south. Or take the #30 bus towards UWM Via Maryland and exit at Wisconsin & Jackson. Walk one block west back to Milwaukee St. and transfer to the #15 bus. Take the #15 bus towards Chicago/Drexel - Via Holton-Kinnickinnic. Exit at Kinnickinnic and Morgan, then walk four blocks east to the site.
Mandatory Orientation: TBD
St. Ann's Center for Intergenerational Care (Bucyrus Campus)
Address: 2450 W. North Avenue
Days/Hours of Volunteering: To be determined at Sign Up Night Jan. 25
Description of Agency/Activities: 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. Children involved in childcare at the facility are separated into eight different classrooms based on age. In those classrooms the children are nurtured to grow creatively and educationally in a safe environment. Activities that the children participate in are scheduled by the staff in the Childcare Program and often include arts and crafts, hands-on activities and music therapy. As part of the mission of the agency, children are often incorporated in activities with the participants in the Adult Day Program offered on site. 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.
The mission of St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care is to provide community-based health and educational services for children and frail adults and to serve as a resource and support for caregivers. The Center, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, reflects Franciscan values in meeting the spiritual, psychological, social and physical needs of all who participate regardless of faith, culture or ability to pay.
Student Role at Agency: Students at this site will gain hands-on experience while working beside staff members with children in the classrooms. Students are expected to be involved in the activities scheduled by the staff in a supportive and encouraging way. Students will also be expected to assist will projects and other tasks as directed by the classroom staff.