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Foundations Assist North Market Programs

Programs & Services Supported by Grants

Anywhere CPR Training (ACT)

ACT is a program for youth between the ages of four and 18 that occurs at area schools and community-based sites. The purpose of the program is to bridge the gap between the onset of an emergency and the arrival of Emergency Medical Services by training youth to be emergency-prepared. Being prepared is the best way to cope with an emergency. Children are very capable of helping others because of their natural curiosity and caring attitude. This program will encourage them to “care, not stare” and move them beyond curiosity into action. The program costs $12.50 per youth, and we have the capability of serving more than 1,000 youth each year. However, the number of youth served is dependent upon the total dollars raised. The following foundations have helped us increase our capacity in teaching this life saving program:

  • Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors Youth Foundation - $500
  • Henke Family Foundation - $1,000

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

With a 54-bed unit, the NICU at Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus is the largest in the state and uses the latest technology and equipment to provide our tiniest patients with comfort, care and monitoring. With a Level III designation (the highest level achievable) and a very talented and committed multidisciplinary staff, our NICU makes us the trusted place for the parents of our littlest newborns. A grant to the NICU was made from:

  • Ladish Co. Foundation - $5,000

Safe Place for Newborns (SPfN)

SPfN was established in 2001 to support the Safe Haven Law, which allows for the legal relinquishment of newborns within 72 hours of birth. SPfN is dedicated to saving the lives of newborn babies in danger of abandonment, which is accomplished through a statewide program awareness campaign and educational sessions geared toward professionals who can legally accept a relinquished newborn (police officers, firemen, EMTs, hospital personnel, etc.). Since 2001, 177 infants have been safely relinquished in Wisconsin, with 11 in 2013 alone. St. Joseph Campus is a leader in this endeavor as we have accepted 37 relinquished infants, the most in the state. Foundations who have recently supported this project include:

  • Emory Clark Foundation - $15,000
  • Ironman Foundation - $500
  • Knights of Columbus - $500
  • Ladish Co. Foundation - $6,000

Women’s Outpatient Center

Housed within St. Joseph Campus, the Center provides health care to women who are uninsured or underinsured. With the goals of improving birth outcomes and reducing the infant mortality rate, the Center provides well-rounded programming, extending well beyond medical services to include case management, education programs, nursing staff and social workers for all patients. It is making amazing strides in improving the infant mortality rate in our community. In fact, the Center has outcomes better than those of the City of Milwaukee as a whole. For example, the African American low birth weight at the Center is 12 percent; the City of Milwaukee’s three-year average is 14 percent. The African American preterm birth rate at the Center is 13 percent; the City of Milwaukee reports a rate of 17.6 percent. Foundations who support the many efforts in the Center include:

  • Harley-Davidson Foundation - $10,000
  • Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation - $5,000

The Foundation greatly appreciates all gifts from foundations as well as the many gifts designated to these and other important services from individuals like you.

Thank you for making our community stronger, healthier and better!

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Foundations Assist North Market Programs