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.

Monthly Events

Support Group for Parents w/ Children Who Have Special Needs: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM   | February 22, March 22

Come join us at the FAC for a parent support group! We can connect, reflect, and share our experience as parents of children with special needs. This is an adult only event. Childcare is not provided at this time.

Sibshops: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM | Saturday:

February 25, March 25

Sibshops is 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.

Chatter & Scatter: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

February 28, March 28

Morning playgroup in the FAC for families with children who have special needs.

Special Events

Admirals Game: February 19, 3 PM 

Location: 510 Kilbourne Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203

The FAC is excited to offer the opportunity for families with children who have special needs to attend the Admirals Game! To participate, families must register by Thursday, February 9.

Creative Cookie Social: Saturday, February 11 2:00 – 3:30 PM 

Join us at the FAC for this exciting event! A holiday cookie decorating social for families with children who have special needs.

Family Bowling!

Saturday, March 11, 2:30 – 4:30 PM 

Location: Marquette Bowling Annex 804 N 16th St. Milwaukee, WI 53233

Mindfulness & Relaxation, You Matter Too! Sunday, March 26,  2:00 – 3:30 PM

Please join us for a guided mindfulness and relaxation session with Minda Devorkin, MSW and certified yoga instructor. This session is to demonstrate successful strategies for stress reduction and to promote tranquility within our daily living.


Contact Emily, at

Interested in attending?

Register with Emily McKiernan, MS, CTRS, FAC Coordinator, at

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