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.

Check out what’s happening at the FAC! 

Weekly Events

Lunch Bunch: Noon – 1:30 PM
Thursdays, July 7 – August 18

The Lunch Bunch is back! What’s better than playing outside in the warm
sunshine eating your lunch? Pack a lunch for you and your child and come to enjoy our outdoor playgrounds. In the event of inclement weather, we will gather inside the FAC. No registration is required.

Monthly Events

Sibshops: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Saturday, May 14

A lively celebration of the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of kids with special needs. These very important siblings, ages 8-12, engage in activities and recreation while gaining support. Registration is required.

Register here!

Super Saturdays: 9:00 – 11:00 AM
May 21 • June 18 •  July 16 •  Aug 20

Join us for big family play date! The FAC will be open along with our indoor play areas and gym No need to RSVP for this FREE event.

Friday Mornings in the Park: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Fridays: Jun 22 •  Aug 20

Come meet other families who have also have a child with special needs or a disability on Friday mornings from 10:00-11:00 am at local inclusive parks. There will be a selection of books from the FAC for a brief story time if families are interested. No registration needed just show up! Cherie Purdy, FAC Coordinator, will be available to talk and offer resources.

  • June 22th: Oak Creek, Lake Vista Park
  • August 26th: Grafton All My Friends Park

Special Events

Family Fun Fair: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Monday, June 20

Come celebrate the end of the school year and start of the summer with SFCC! There will be games, face painting and friends to kick off the summer. Register Here!

Summer Nature Kits: At Home Activity

Let’s make the best of summer weather with the FAC’s Summer Nature Kits. The kits will include inclusive activities your family can do together outdoors. Kits are free, but families must register by July 11th to reserve a kit, families will recieve kits on July 15.  Register Here!

Family Night: Drive-In Movie: 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Friday, July 15

Bring your blanket and a pillow to our first-ever Family Fun Night! The kids will decorate their own cardboard cars, get snacks, and “drive” their cars into the FAC for a short movie. Parents can enjoy meeting each other and helping their kids design their “ride”. Please register by July 6th, so we can have your car ready! Register Here!

Super Summer Family Sibshop: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Saturday, July 30 – Blue Lotus Farm & Retreat

Sibshops is a lively celebration of the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of kids with special needs and this summer sibshops are hitting the road! Join us for a special, off-site sibshop created to include the whole family! The FAC will have access to a swimming pool, accessbile outdoor walking paths, games, free lunch, and more! Space is limited and registration is required. Register Here!

All Abilities Field Day: 10:00 – NOON
Saturday, August 13

The FAC is excited to present our second annual All Abilities Field Day! Family members will enjoy a fun morning together playing our accessible and adaptable games and activities. Event is FREE and open to the public.


Contact Cherie at 414-351-7634 or by email at

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