Community Benefit Programs
Ascension Wisconsin has been called to care for southeast Wisconsin -- the area of greatest health disparity in the state -- for more than 170 years. Many residents of this community face barriers to healthcare access stemming from poverty.
But thanks to your support, Ascension Wisconsin sponsors a comprehensive Community Benefit Program -- including health outreach, education, and services -- to bring effective and respectful care to vulnerable people who would not receive it otherwise.
Ascension Wisconsin is arranging food assistance as needed to COVID-19 patients who are discharged from our three Milwaukee hospitals. And social workers connect Blanket of Love Sanctuary participants to emergency food and other resources, including infant supplies.
Ascension Seton Dental Clinic delivers urgent and restorative dental care to adults and children.
Download 2021 Seton Dental Clinic Program Summary here
Download a personal tour of Smart Smiles Mobile Coach here - April 2021
Download a personal tour of the brick and mortar Seton Dental Clinic here - April 2021
Ascension St. Ben’s Clinic and Ascension Angel of Hope Clinic provide primary healthcare to the homeless and others at risk.
Download 2021 St. Ben's Clinic Program Summary here
Read Susan's story about St. Ben's and other community programs being pulled together to help her
Ascension Ebenezer Health Resource Center
At Ebenezer Church of God in Christ on Milwaukee's north side, Ascension Ebenezer Health Resource Center provides access to the city’s only diabetic-friendly food pantry, health and wellness screenings, preventive services and support from Ascension Wisconsin nurses and community health workers.
The diabetic-friendly food pantry remains open during the COVID-19 pandemic -- extending its hours to serve people most in need -- people with diabetes and other chronic diseases, and high-risk moms, infants, and seniors.
With donor support, 1,800 people received health education, primary care referrals, and links to resources in 2020 at the Center. That same year, 6,000 people received food from the pantry.
With the need for the Center and the pantry great and growing, your support is critical.
Ascension Wisconsin's Community Health Ministry nurses find people with serious, unaddressed health issues who lack access to traditional healthcare. The nurses ease their fears, establish trust -- and bring them important health education, screening, counseling, and advocacy in familiar and convenient community areas.
The nurses serve programs including the Ascension Ebenezer Health Resource Center, Blanket of Love Sanctuary, Urban Church Wellness Initiative, and community chronic disease screening and management.
Donors deliver the right kind of care, in the right place, at the right time, to people who need it through our Community Health Ministry program.
With your support through Ascension Wisconsin Foundation, these Community Benefit programs build a healthier community for all.