The Alzheimer’s Association - Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter serves a diverse 11-county region, where an estimated 50,000 people are affected by Alzheimer's disease. There are three chapters in the state of Wisconsin. Our office is located in Milwaukee near State Fair Park. The address is 620 S. 76th Street, Suite 160, Milwaukee, WI 53214. Our office phone and fax numbers are 414.479.8800/414.479.8819. For information or questions about Alzheimer's disease, please call our 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900. For written directions to our office, please click here.
To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
A world without Alzheimer's disease.
Financial Information & Annual Report
The Alzheimer's Association, Southeastern Wisconsin chapter is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) non-profit, donor-supported organization. Programs and services are made possible through contributions from individuals, corporations, government entities and foundations. In 2012-2013, the chapter used 77 percent of all funds raised for programs, services and research efforts.
Our 2012-2013 Annual Report provides highlights of our latest fiscal year, including number of people served, our vital community partnerships, our generous donors, and a financial statement.
The Alzheimer's Association, Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter got its start in March 1980 when four wives of persons with Alzheimer's disease met with a social worker at a community day care program their husbands attended to explore the possibility of forming a support group. They announced their intention in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and invited other families and professionals to attend an organizational meeting.
Out of this grassroots effort, a local chapter of the national Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association (ADRDA) was formed in 1981 with a budget of a few hundred dollars and one support group as its primary service. It became incorporated as a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation in Wisconsin two years later. Paid staff were added in 1984 with funding from the Faye McBeath Foundation.
Since those humble beginnings, the Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter has grown to become a vital community resource for thousands of families and healthcare professionals dealing with the harsh realities of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. As one of 79 local chapters of what is now the Alzheimer's Association, we exist to serve the needs of people in local communities throughout an 11-county region. As the prevalence of Alzheimer's disease continues to grow and until a cure is found, we will offer help and hope to everyone in our area who is affected by the disease, and build public support and awareness for the Alzheimer's cause. We're on the MOVE to end Alzheimer's!
Barbara Keyes, 82, helped found the Alzheimer's Association Chapter
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel