Family Activity Center

At St. Francis Children’s Center, we believe in serving and supporting the entire family…not just the child. With that in mind, our newest program, the Family Activity Center, offers free and low-cost programming and events for families throughout the community who have children with special needs. In the Family Activity Center, parents and caregivers can find support and share resources while networking with others.

Browse our event calendar below. All events are free unless a fee is specified. Events requiring reservations are noted.

January Events


Saturday, January 13

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Registration Required

Location: St. Francis Children’s Center

Sibshops are for siblings of kids with special developmental concerns, including intellectual and developmental disabilities. For the adults who run them and the agencies that sponsor them, Sibshops are evidence of their loving concern for the family member who will have the longest-lasting relationship with a person who has a disability. The kids who attend Sibshops will meet with other siblings, have fun, talk, play, explore, laugh, learn, and have more fun!


Introduction to Mindful Parenting

 Thursday, January 18 

7:00 – 8:15 PM

Registration Required

St. Francis Children’s Center FAC

6700 N Port Washington Road, Milwaukee, WI 53217

Introductory workshop on Mindful Parenting to learn practical mindfulness skills that can be applied to everyday parenting. This valuable time together can help heighten our awareness so that we can move away from habitual reactivity patterns into more compassionate, constructive ways of responding.

Led By: Minda Devorkin, MSW and Trauma-Sensitive Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher. Minda has been providing heart-centered instruction and educational workshops for almost 20 years. Minda also specializes in teaching individuals with special needs and their caregivers.


To register, email or call Dori Buschke at 414-351-8851 ext. 101 or


Contact Dori, at

Interested in attending?

Register with Dori Buschke, Director of Programs, at

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