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Your gift cares for people in need.

Many people in our community face  challenges - especially those living in poverty with barriers to healthcare. Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, Columbia St. Mary’s Foundation supports a variety of Community Benefit Programs that provide healthcare services, fresh food, cancer screenings, and community health programs people who need it most.  

Click here to read more about the impact your gifts have on our community.


Ebenezer Health Resource Center

The Ebenezer Health Resource Center is dedicated to helping people navigate the changing healthcare landscape, providing fresh foods, healthier lifestyle tips and emotional support for people struggling with diabetes.

Prevention and wellness are the core around which all activities are based, including a diabetic-friendly food pantry, diabetic foot care, lunch and learns, and advance care planning. 

Learn more about the Ebenezer Health Resource Center.  


St. Ben's Clinic

The mission of St. Ben’s Clinic is to provide respectful, patient-centered, coordinated, comprehensive primary services to underserved adults. 

Your generosity supports a model of care that specializes in developing a relationship with patients through respect and understanding to overcome traditional barriers to medical care.  

Those barriers may include difficulty in using office-based clinical practice, lack of trust in the large system of care, problems associated with poverty, challenges of substance abuse or long-term mental illness or homelessness. The clinic benefits from physician involvement and oversight as well as the assessment,  counseling and referral skills of a professional social worker to address all issues related to health.  

Give to St. Ben's Clinic today!


Breast Health Outreach

Your gift empowers women in our community by providing access to breast health education and mammograms.

  • Mobile Mammography Outreach provides digital mammography services to locations and community partners closer to home for women in southeastern Wisconsin, especially our most vulnerable. Last year, nearly 800 mammograms were given to people in Milwaukee, Washington and Ozaukee counties - five of which led to breast cancer diagnoses and treatment.

  • Community Health Ministry works in collaboration with churches and community organizations to improve the health of individuals and families by providing health education, screenings, care management and crisis support through a variety of outreach programs to serve as a health care safety net. 

  • Van Dyke Haebler Center for Women’s Imaging receives the highest ratings given by the FDA, including a special letter of commendation for superior technique, and was first in Wisconsin to offer state-of-the-art techniques such as multi-dimensional Full-Field digital mammography. 


Urban Church Wellness

The Urban Church Wellness partnership promotes wellness through health education and screening throughout 90 Milwaukee-area churches.

Your gift makes many healthcare services available to people in need, including mammography screening, cooking classes, nutritional education, diabetes education, assistance regarding advance care directives, and development of programs suggested by the health liaison volunteers and the community.

Learn more about Urban Church Wellness.



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