Helping patients & families living in YOUR community every single day.
The SSM Health at Home Foundation of Wisconsin is a nonprofit organization that supports the programs and initiatives of SSM Health at Home – Wisconsin. SSM Health at Home provides assistance across southern Wisconsin to those facing health related issues. When you make a donation, you are helping people living in your community who are recovering from serious illness or injury, families coping with terminal illness and grief, seniors dealing with hunger, and your neighbors in need through our community programs. By making a donation to SSM Health at Home Foundation of Wisconsin you can be assured your gift will stay local, and support your community.
There are many ways to give, and every gift, of any size, is greatly appreciated.
Your Gift, Your Choice.
When you support SSM Health at Home Foundation of Wisconsin you can choose to direct your donations to any of the following funds or make an unrestricted gift that may be used by the Foundation for the Area of Greatest Need.
Area of Greatest Need: Your donation to our Area of Greatest Need supports the integrated and comprehensive variety of programs SSM Health at Home provides including: Home Health Services, Hospice, Home Medical Equipment, and Community Health Services.
Hospice: Your donation supports our Volunteer and Grief Support programs (both of which are required by Medicare/Medicaid but are not reimbursed), upgrades and maintenance of the SSM Health Hospice House residential hospice facility, along with a small gift bag for our hospice patients, containing: a journal to record memories, lavender scents for aroma therapy, soothing music, a massage ball for light healing massage, and a memorial ornament; as well as any other capital needs of the Hospice program.
SSM Health Hospice House Resident Fund: While most people would prefer to stay at home during their final days, sometimes that is not possible. Your donation helps to cover room and board costs at the SSM Health Hospice House for those who are unable to afford them. While Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance covers care associated with hospice services, they do not cover room and board costs for residential facilities. Your donation ensures that anyone, regardless of their financial situation, has access to the peaceful, home-like setting provided by the SSM Health Hospice House.
Granting Wishes: Your donation helps provide our Hospice patients with a wish as they near the end-of-life. Past wishes include: a final trip to the bingo hall with friends; a limousine ride to enjoy a favorite meal; a 65th wedding anniversary and vow renewal; a Badger Honor Flight; creating scrapbooks to preserve memories; a Green Bay Packer Game; and a fishing trip to a local lake.
Meals On Wheels: SSM Health at Home’s Meals On Wheels program volunteers deliver hot, nutritious meals, every weekday, to individuals in need in Madison, Middleton, Monona, and Sun Prairie. Your donations support the program by providing funds for those who may not have the means to pay for meals, ensuring those in need do not go hungry. Donations also help fund emergency meals, which are shelf stable, to ensure that recipients have a meal even when our volunteers can’t get to them due to extreme circumstances, such as blizzards
Camp GLOW: Camp GLOW is a grief support day camp for kids who have been affected by a loss. Since children and teens often experience and express grief in different ways than adults, the camp is designed to give children a safe place to share their feelings and concerns with a wide range of activities and enough counselors on-site to give individual attention if needed. The Camp is offered at no charge to the participants.
Volunteering is Giving Too
Another way to contribute to SSM Health at Home is through volunteerism. Volunteers are always needed to give their gifts of time. View our volunteer opportunities here.