Trinity Woods, New Intergenerational Living Community, Opens to Residents

Dec 15, 2021 | Featured, Leadership, What's New

Trinity Woods, a new intergenerational living community, is welcoming its first residents into their new apartment homes.

Developed by the School Sisters of Notre Dame Central Pacific Province, Mount Mary University, and Milwaukee Catholic Home, Trinity Woods is situated at 9525 West Burleigh Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on the Mount Mary University campus. Trinity Woods provides a vibrant, intergenerational living environment for Sisters and seniors, and an educational and supportive housing option for single mothers who are students at Mount Mary University.

“The School Sisters of Notre Dame joyfully anticipate moving into our new home at Trinity Woods,” said Sister Debra Marie Sciano, Provincial Leader of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, Central Pacific Province. “We are excited and grateful to create an intergenerational community with our partners from Mount Mary University and Milwaukee Catholic Home, and we look forward to being a vital part of the neighborhood surrounding the campus. In an adaptation of the words of our SSND foundress, Blessed Theresa of Jesus Gerhardinger, may we continue to serve the Triune God all our lives with joy… to love God and one another as we start this new endeavor together.”

“Mount Mary is very enthusiastic about having the School Sisters of Notre Dame live on our campus,” said Dr. Christine Pharr, President of Mount Mary University. “We know that the Sisters, our students, both the single mothers in Trinity Woods and those studying on campus, will benefit greatly from this innovative intergenerational living facility.”

“We are thrilled to welcome the residents who can now call Trinity Woods home. We are grateful to all those who have been dedicated to planning, design, and construction to bring this beautiful community to life,” said David Fulcher, CEO of Milwaukee Catholic Home.

Trinity Woods offers a continuum of care that honors the whole person at every age and at every stage in life. Intergenerational living involves bringing the young, students, and seniors together by introducing child day care centers, student housing, and senior living residences all in one common facility. The Day Care Center, managed by Wauwatosa Day Care and Learning Center, is open to the public.

The new community is comprised of 52 private residences for the School Sisters of Notre Dame, 24 dormitory units for single mothers enrolled as students at Mount Mary University and their young children under the age of 12, and 90 market-rate, independent living apartments for individuals over age 55. Currently, 70 percent of the 90 independent senior apartments have been reserved. Reservations are being accepted for the remaining one- and two-bedroom senior apartments.

At the heart of the community is the two-story Town Center that incorporates numerous spaces to bring people together in friendly conversation, dining, prayer, learning, and socialization. The Town Center offers an array of amenities and services, including community gathering spaces, full-service dining room, a bistro, salon and spa, a chapel, a fitness center, art studio, an education Center and cinema, a market, and a gift shop. Other community highlights include open green spaces, outdoor walking paths, and private courtyards with gardens and patios that overlook the Mount Mary University woods. Underground heated parking will also be available to residents.

The project developer is Senior Housing Partners of Roseville, Minn., with project architecture design by Plunkett Raysich Architects (PRA) of Milwaukee. The general contractor is VJS Construction of Pewaukee, Wisc. Financing is secured through Northland Securities, Minneapolis, Minn., First Business Bank of Madison, Wisc., and WHEFA (Wisconsin Health and Education Facilities Authority) located in Brookfield, Wisc.

To learn more about Trinity Woods, call 414-225-8252 or visit



The School Sisters of Notre Dame Central Pacific Province is part of an international community of women religious whose mission is to proclaim the good news, directing their entire lives toward that oneness for which Jesus Christ was sent. The sisters live and minister in 62 dioceses, 25 states, Ghana, Guam, Italy, Japan, Kenya and Nepal. They continue the sacred work of their foundress, Blessed Theresa of Jesus Gerhardinger, to transform the world through education, giving special emphasis to women, young people and those who are


Mount Mary University is rated among the best institutions in the Midwest for supporting and graduating students of all backgrounds, and is ranked #1 in the Midwest for social mobility, ensuring undergraduate women of all backgrounds succeed. Sponsored by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, Mount Mary is a diverse and inclusive urban Catholic university located in Milwaukee, Wis., committed to social justice through more than 30 undergraduate majors for women and eight graduate programs for women and men.


Milwaukee Catholic Home (MCH) has been serving older adults for over 100 years. The organization was founded in 1913 by a group of women associated with the Marquette Women’s League who recognized the need for compassionate care and residential services for seniors in the Milwaukee area. Today MCH offers a full continuum of care for older adults, including independent living apartments, assisted living, short-term rehabilitation, memory care, and skilled nursing. Additionally, MCH provides operational management services to other non-profit organizations including the School Sisters of Notre Dame in Elm Grove.


Senior Housing Partners (SHP) is the project development arm of Presbyterian Homes & Services. As a full-service organization, Senior Housing Partners (SHP) provides turn-key project development from strategic planning and product positioning to site selection, zoning, regulatory compliance, and marketing. When it comes to anticipating and planning for tomorrow, the development staff at SHP recognizes the value of long-range planning. For more, information visit .