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Our mission is to empower people with physical,
intellectual and developmental disabilities,
and their families to lead fuller lives.
1000 West Main Street
Little Chute, WI 54140
"Being able to bring my child to Willow Heart is a true blessing. Without this center I would not be able to work, and provide for my family. It also gives me the respite time that is very much needed and appreciated."
- Heather Pagel
"My son, Nicholas, has autism and requires constant supervision. We use the Willow Heart Respite service on Saturdays so we can get things done on the weekend, and during the summer Nicholas is enrolled in the childcare service during the week. The staff is very attentive and caring, and Nicholas is happy spending time with them. We are so glad that Willow Heart exists. I don't know what we'd do without it."
(Available 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday)
It is our goal to provide quality, compassionate care, as well as help develop life and social skills. We will support and encourage personal care, cooking/baking experiences, life skills development, group and individual activities and games. We will care for adults ages 18 and older with physical, behavioral, and developmental disabilities as well as traumatic brain injury. At Willow Heart, we believe stability is important, so staffing will remain as consistent as possible.
If you'd like to learn more about our programs and have your loved one join Willow Heart here is the standard progression for the application process.
1) Call (920)687-6454 to make an appointment for a tour.
2) Come for the tour.
3) If you like us and want to move forward we make an appointment for a home visit.
4) Home visit - our Admissions Director will visit and go through the paperwork with you.
- Please have the following available:
Social Security Number
Name and phone number for your social worker/pay source
- What we will talk about
MD names and phone numbers
printable admission process
Willow Heart will be providing appropriate care for all children under the age of 18 using a theme based curriculum that speaks to the areas of large motor and fine motor skills, social interaction, communication and life skills rather than educational based programming. Running, jumping, climbing and dancing—and all kinds of active play—are very important for young children’s development. Even children who have limited mobility need many opportunities to wave their arms, turn their heads, and flex their fingers. Of course, young children are not just strengthening their muscles and improving their coordination when they engage in physical play. Every game and physical activity is a chance to learn concepts and to practice getting along with others. For all of these reasons, gross and fine motor activities are crucial to early childhood development.
AFTER SCHOOL CHILD CARE
(Available 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
It is our goal to provide quality, compassionate care as well as help develop relaxation skills, outdoor play time, indoor group and individual activities and games. We will also provide bathroom and diapering services. We will care for children age 6 weeks
through 17 years.
SUMMER CHILD CARE
(Available 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
Summer Child Care is available through the months of June, July, and August.
(Available 24/7, 365 Days a Year)
Providing 24 hour, 7 days a week specialized care to clients of all ages with physical, cognitive, developmental, emotional, traumatic brain injury and behavioral needs to allow caregivers a break and ability to work, spend time with other family members or attend events and or family emergencies. It also allows the client to spend time with friends and increase their socialization skills and be as independent as possible.
Burnout rates for these caregivers are very high and respite helps to lessen the burden to keep these individuals at home. Our trained staff, CBRF (Community Based Residential Facilities and Group Foster) gives families peace of mind that their loved one will be well cared for; therefore, decreasing the stress from their day to day caregiving.
(Available 24/7, 365 Days a Year)
Providing 24 hour, 7 days a week specialized care at a place of residence. Residential Care clients with physical, intellectual, cognitive, developmental, emotional, and/or behavioral needs will be integrated into the appropriate day care situation during their daytime hours of operation. Teaching life skills along with providing a safe environment to live. Teaching independence as much as possible/appropriate.
Good bathing practices help ensure necessary assistance to seniors and individuals with disabilities that promotes self-sufficiency and independence. As the largest organ in the body, the skin performs regulatory functions including temperature maintenance, expulsion of toxins through sweat and prevention of dehydration, and skin is part of the body’s defense system against infection. Thus, skin maintenance
The fragile state of skin in many individuals who face bathing disabilities compounds the necessity to be sure we are actively cleaning and taking care of the skin while also protecting and enhancing its integrity. Removing dead skin cells and body waste from the skin’s surface is important to our health but ironically, many of the activities we undertake (soaps, warm water, astringents) remove protective oils and decrease the inherent protective nature of skin. Because it may be difficult for families to get their loved ones in a shower or tub, we offer this service through our trained staff and specialized equipment to make sure good skin care and hygiene are being met.
BENEFITS OF BATHING SERVICES