PAST and present

The history of Milwaukee Catholic Home began over a century ago with a group of visionary women from the Marquette Women’s League. Led by founder Anna Marie Hackett, this group saw the need for a new residential community for older adults in the city of Milwaukee and incorporated the new Catholic Home for the Aged in 1913.

Our original building was located on North Astor Street in downtown Milwaukee, donated by Anna Cudahy, a local philanthropist and wife of Milwaukee meat-packing mogul Patrick Cudahy.

MIssion and Values

While MCH is recognized for its exceptional clinical quality, it is far more than just a place to live or receive needed services: it is a place to experience life at its fullest.

Rooted in our Catholic tradition and commitment to Christian love and community, Milwaukee Catholic Home provides continuing care services for older adults.

Milwaukee Catholic Home will become the standard against which others are measured by delivering the highest level of services to older adults across the continuum of care. Our board, management, staff, benefactors, volunteers and friends will unite around the shared belief that we are called to do more.

Compassion: Awareness and empathy concerning the needs of others.
Excellence: A commitment to the highest standards delivered with competence and continuous improvement.
Integrity: Honesty, authenticity and responsible stewardship of our resources.
Benevolence: The desire to do good through acts of kindness and charitable generosity.


The Milwaukee Catholic Home, A Life Plan Community, is located on Prospect Avenue on Milwaukee’s upper east side. We offer a full continuum of care for older adults, including 115 independent living units, 23 assisted living suites and 107 skilled nursing beds which includes specialized dementia care services, post-acute care, and rehabilitation services.

Beyond bricks and mortar, the Milwaukee Catholic Home has many active partnerships with local schools such as Messmer Catholic, and Maryland Avenue Montessori. These collaborative models extend to local universities offering student training and intergenerational experiences for students in clinical, social work, communications, art, music, recreational therapy, and nutrition fields.

Milwaukee Catholic Home also operates an organic farm located in Neosho WI. This commitment to locally sourced and organic food provides our residents and staff with a better understanding of our connection to food, the environment, and provides for great culinary experiences!

These examples of partnerships and collaborative modelling will make our new Partnership Campus, Trinity Woods campus a fine model of how collaboration with students, environmental stewardship and Intergenerational opportunities will result in a community where individuals never stop growing, learning, connecting, belonging, and contributing. This truly is our inspiration, A Life Engaged.