Ascension Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 2020 Community Benefit

Ascension Ebenezer Health Resource Center - Health That Goes Beyond Health Care

Located on the lower level of Ebenezer Church of God in Christ on Milwaukee’s northside, Ascension Ebenezer Health Resource Center provides access to the city’s only diabetic-friendly food pantry, health and wellness screenings, preventive services and onsite support from Ascension Wisconsin nurses and community health workers. 
In FY20, 1,800 individuals received health education, primary care referral support and social resource navigation at the Ascension Ebenezer Health Resource Center. Likewise, more than 6,000 individuals received food from the food pantry – with a focus on diabetic and chronic disease individuals, high-risk moms and infants and seniors. This diabetic-friendly food pantry not only remained open during the COVID-19 pandemic but also extended its hours of operation to better serve people who were most in need.