SaintA Mission Statement

Our mission is to facilitate equity, learning, healing and wellness by restoring the connections that help children and families thrive. 

About Us

SaintA’s rich history dates back to Milwaukee’s earliest days, beginning in 1850 as two separate orphanages. As children’s needs evolved over the years, orphanage life was replaced by foster care and therapy services.

The original parent organizations — St. Aemilian Child Care Center and Lakeside Children’s Center — merged in 1989 as St. Aemilian-Lakeside, Inc., producing one of Wisconsin’s largest and most successful non-profit, non-sectarian human service agencies.

As issues affecting children and families became more complex, St. Aemilian-Lakeside continued to develop more specialized and varied treatment services and merged with its child welfare subsidiary, Integrated Family Services, in 2014 to create SaintA.

Always evolving, SaintA now advances foster care, education and mental health services for thousands of children, families and adults daily.

Our Commitment to You 

SaintA provides services to all children without discrimination on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. We recognize the value of diversity and our practices respect any cultural need(s) as defined by our consumers. Our Agency is committed to this statement by responding to these needs prior to enrollment and throughout the service tenure of a consumer.

Workplace Equity and Inclusion Statement 

In addition to our commitment to our clients, we have made a commitment to our staff and community as a whole. Our Workplace Equity and Inclusion Statement was approved by our Board of Directors in May 2017 and outlines our dedication to inclusivity in the workplace and celebrating the differences in our identities.

We’re committed to increasing diversity in our staff, leadership and Board of Directors. We aim to create a safe and open environment for the families we serve, enhance vendor diversity and engage in reconciliation efforts on issues that disproportionately affect historically traumatized populations.

Read the full statement here.

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