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Feb 10

2019 Lead the Charge Gala

Join us Saturday, May 18th for this year's "Lead the Charge" gala honoring Kwik Trip Founders, the Zietlow family. This year's gala will be held at Blue Mound Golf & Country Club and will include a live auction MC'ed by celebrity ESPN Sportscaster, Steve "The Homer" True. Read More

Nov 16 2018

2018 Giving Tuesday is November 27th!

St. Coletta of Wisconsin will join the world in an incredible global event called, #Giving Tuesday. Join us for our #Giving Story. Your generosity will help build our Sensory Room! Read More

Nov 16 2018

2018 Holiday Open House! December 1st from 8am-1pm!

Join us December 1st, 2018 - From 8am-1pm for our 2nd annual Holiday Open House in Jefferson! Read More

Sep 5 2018

2018 DSP Week! September 9th-15th

St. Coletta is celebrating our DSPs (Direct Support Professionals) throughout the entire week for the amazing work they do on a daily basis for the mission and to help better the live's of our individuals served. This week, the members of St. Coletta of Wisconsin give recognition to those who work with our clients. Read More

Sep 5 2018

2018 Founder's Day Celebration - September 10th!

Today we honor our great founders, the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, whose “courage, persistence, and faith” made St. Coletta possible. Read More

Jun 19 2018

Shriver receives honor at St. Coletta Gala

Two hundred people were on hand to watch Timothy Shriver receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi. Shriver received the award in recognition of his continued pledge to bring critical awareness and advancement to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Read More

Mar 1 2018

March 2018: Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

March is recognized nationally as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month to “increase public awareness of the needs and potential of Americans with developmental disabilities.” Read More

Feb 19 2018

Successful 2018 CARF Accreditation

St. Coletta of Wisconsin earns another 3 year CARF Accreditation! Read More

Jan 31 2018

UPCOMING: Share your heart with our staff this Valentine's Day! - FEBRUARY 14, 2018

UPCOMING: St. Coletta Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity to share your love and support to recognize our wonderful staff members. Read More

Jan 31 2018

2018 Winter-Spring-Summer Recreation Program is available!

See what's new and coming this year in our Recreation Program! Chocolate Fest, Kalahari, Milwaukee Brewers, Madison Capitols and more! Read More

Jan 24 2018

UPCOMING: Mission Effectiveness Week: Cultivate The Mission - FEBRUARY 5th-9th

Taking us back to our roots: Mission Effectiveness week is a week each year dedicated to the St. Coletta family reflecting on our mission. Reminding us who we are, what we are built on, and simply to focus on our mission that's so blessedly been carried through the many years of St. Coletta. Read More

Nov 29 2017

St. Coletta Holiday Open House - Saturday - December 2nd, 2017 - Jefferson, WI

Free Event - Donations Appreciated! Pancake Breakfast, Christmas Shopping Bazaar and MUCH MORE! Read More

Sep 29 2017

Illinois friend of St. Coletta runs Chicago Marathon in our honor!

Attached is a letter from Gregg Odway, President of the Friends of Illinois for St. Coletta non profit that is running the Chicago Marathon in St. Coletta's honor! Read More

Sep 8 2017

Race Day Information: Dash for Disabilities 5k/1M

Here are all the details you need for the Saturday, September 9th Dash for Disabilities! Read More

Aug 4 2017

Annual Family Weekend

Save-the-Date for our annual family weekend August 4th - 5th, 2017! Read More

May 22 2017

Genesis Golf & Gala

The Genesis Golf & Gala is a 1940s inspired ... Read More

Nov 4 2016

St. Coletta is named Nonprofit of the Year!

On November 3, 2016 BizTimes Media presented its third annual awards program to honor community-nominated corporate citizens and nonprofits. Read More

Sep 15 2016

Happy Birthday St. Coletta of Wisconsin!

September 10th, 2016 marks the 112th year St. Coletta has been provided services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities. Read More

Sep 11 2016

DSP Week 2016

St. Coletta is celebrating Direct Support Professionals, September 11th -17th! Read More

May 31 2016

Summer picnic dates annouced!

The dates for St. Coletta's annual summer family and friend's picnic have been announced! Read More

May 20 2016

Celebrating our Staff during National Nurses Week

In the medical world, there is no one more important than a nurse. Their hard work keeps hospital patients happy and senior residents comfortable. Read More

Mar 16 2016

March is Disability Awareness Month - Special Author

“Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.”- The Christian Recorder, 1862 Read More

Aug 3 2015

Historic Fountain Dedication - August 8th

Come one, come all to our fountain dedication next Saturday, August 8th! While you're at it, stick around for our annual picnic with food, games and more! Read More

Jul 20 2015

St. Coletta Celebrates Sisters Jubliee and Sr. Grace Day!

The Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi are extraordinary women who have given their lives to serving people with developmental disabilities and others. St. Coletta had a chance last week to acknowledge those women celebrating their Jubilee this year. Read More

Mar 13 2015

St. Coletta of Wisconsin Receives Highest Accreditation Possible

Consumers face a variety of options when deciding what services to use and who should provide them. Accreditation is a sign of high quality in a number of areas and is an important consideration during the decision making process. Read More

Oct 29 2014

St. Coletta Observes National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Jefferson, Wisc - St. Coletta of Wisconsin continues its participation in National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of NDEAM is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. Read More

Sep 10 2014

St. Coletta Celebrates 110th Anniversary and DSP Recognition Week!

This week, St. Coletta of Wisconsin proudly celebrates 110 year of service to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities in Southeast Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. In addition, they will spend the week celebrating their caregivers for National Direct Support Professionals Week. Read More

Aug 15 2014

A Beautiful Day for a Picnic!

One of the oldest non-profit Catholic service organizations in the country, St. Coletta of Wisconsin, continues its annual tradition of their family and friends summer picnic. Read More

Jun 9 2014

New Homelights is Now Avaliable

St. Coletta is proud to provide you with the latest copy of Homelights, our organization's magazine, keeping you up-to-date and informed! Read More

Dec 12 2013

World's Fair Nativity Set at St. Coletta

If you have been outside the St. Coletta of Wisconsin Little Flower Chapel... Read More

Oct 23 2013

In recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Over 400 people with disabilities and advocates will unite in a Grassroots Advocacy Event to celebrate their important contribution as productive members of America¡¦s workforce. Read More

Sep 9 2013

National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week

St. Coletta of Wisconsin is excited to announce their celebration of National Direct Support Professionals (DSP) Recognition Week going on Sept 8th – 14th. DSPs provide vital support services which assists our citizens with special needs to be active and contributing members of our society. Read More

Sep 5 2013

Itasca Tea Fundraiser Coming Up!

You are cordially invited by Illinois Friends for St. Coletta - WI/IL to attend an afternoon tea fundraiser at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 17th at Itasca Country Club, 400 East Orchard, Itasca, IL 60143. Read More

Aug 29 2013

St. Coletta and Harley Davidson Celebrate 110th Anniversary

Quietly sharing Harley Davidson's 110th anniversary is Jefferson County’s own, St. Coletta of Wisconsin, who will begin their 110th year of service to people with developmental disabilities on Sept 10th, 2013 Read More

Aug 12 2013

St. Coletta Hosts Annual Family and Friends Picnic

Beautiful weather continues to bless the friends and family at St. Coletta of Wisconsin as they gathered this past weekend for their annual family weekend. Read More

Jul 1 2013

St. Coletta of Wisconsin Welcomes New Chief Financial Officer

St. Coletta of Wisconsin, provider of residential and vocational services for adults with developmental announced today that Don Busakowski, a seasoned financial executive, has joined the company’s leadership team as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Read More

Jun 28 2013

Commitment to Excellence for Future Generations

St. Coletta of Wisconsin unveils 2013-2016 Strategic Plan... Read More

May 31 2013

St. Coletta Client, Julia Rossiter, Receives Community Recognition

Friends and family a like celebrated alongside Julia Rossiter while she excitedly accepted her FRED award at Jefferson’s annual Unity Day on Wednesday, May 30th. Read More

Mar 1 2013

St. Coletta Celebrates Developmental Disabilities Awareness Year-Round

March has been recognized as National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month since 1987. Read More

Feb 13 2013

Senator Kedzie and Representative Nass Visit St. Coletta

St. Coletta strengthens their community partnerships with local legislature when Senator Kedzie and Representative Nass stop by for a visit. Read More

Jan 28 2013

New 4-Bed Adult Family Home Opens in Jefferson

We have recently opened a new 4-bed adult family home in Jefferson and are excited to continue to grow our residential program with additional accessible housing! Read More

Dec 19 2012

Westward Leading, Still Proceeding:

St. Coletta of Wisconsin Welcomes Traveler from the East Read More

Dec 1 2012

Jefferson's Annual Parade of Lights

Come one, come all to Jefferson's Annual Parade of Lights! St. Coletta's float will be Unit #5. Read More

Oct 22 2012

High Tea at Itasca Country Club to help benefit St. Coletta of Wisconsin

Nearly 50 women were in attendance on the afternoon of October 18th, at Itasca Country Club in Itasca, Illinois for a High Tea luncheon set to benefit the programs and services of St. Coletta. Read More

Oct 7 2012

First Annual St. Coletta Disabilities Dash Is a Success

Over one hundred and fifty people signed up to join St. Coletta of Wisconsin’s in their first annual “Dash for Disabilities” a 5k run/ 1 mile walk that took place on October 6th. Read More

Jul 13 2012

Governor Tommy Thompson Visits St. Coletta of Wisconsin

Friday, July 13th St. Coletta of Wisconsin welcomed former Governor and United States Secretary of Health and Human Services, Tommy Thompson, for a short but productive visit during his trip to Jefferson. Read More

May 28 2012

St. Coletta of Wisconsin Receives Highest Accreditation Possible

Jefferson based St. Coletta of Wisconsin is proud to announce they have been awarded the highest CARF accreditation for all of its programs & services. Read More

May 10 2012

St. Coletta of Wisconsin Resident Celebrates 20 Years of Service to The Fireside

The curtain closes and the crowd rises to their feet to give the actors a standing ovation. To the patrons of The Fireside in Fort Atkinson, this is just the end to another successful night but behind the scenes the staff is working hard to clean up and prepare for the next show. Read More

May 1 2012

For The Love of Dogs

Beep, beep, beep! It’s 4 a.m. on any given Saturday and the alarm clocks at St. Coletta of Wisconsin’s Garden & Goebbert group homes for the developmentally disabled are ringing. Read More

Jan 13 2012

New Leadership Announced at St. Coletta of Wisconsin

St. Coletta of Wisconsin, a primary provider of programs & services... Read More

Dec 20 2011

St. Coletta Mourns the Loss of Oldest Client

Last week, St. Coletta of Wisconsin mourned the loss of Elsie Bucher, who passed away on Thursday, December 8th. Read More

Mar 23 2009

CARF "Seal of Approval"

St. Coletta of Wisconsin Achieves official “Seal of Approval” Through Three-Year CARF Accreditation... Read More