Kathy’s House, a nonprofit that provides housing to hospital patients and their family members who have traveled to Milwaukee to receive treatment, is planning to build a $7 million facility with help from Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin.
The organization currently leases a building at the St. Camillus Health Center, a retirement community in Wauwatosa. But its lease ends in 2021 and St. Camillus, which is undergoing a series of construction and expansion projects, informed Kathy’s House the lease would not be renewed after 2021, according to a statement by Kathy’s House executive director Patty Metropulos published in the organization’s November newsletter.
Metropulos wrote that Kathy’s House is searching for a two- to three-acre parcel of land that costs around $600,000 near Froedtert & MCW on which to build the facility.
“While we don’t know the specific date a site will be selected, the board has two parcels of land it is pursuing,” Metropulos wrote.
Plans for the new facility include 24 guest rooms, with some designed specifically for long-term care patients who are receiving treatments such as bone marrow transplants.