The Katie Haumesser Foundation was established in 2006 to honor the life and memory of a young, spirited and vibrant speech language pathologist who was killed by a drunk driver at the age of 27. In 2010 the Foundation, made up of family and friends of Katie Haumesser learned about the work of the Hearing Speech & Deaf Center and the many needs of the young children we serve. HSDC staff met with the board and described our vision for refurbishing over 3,000 square feet of the 3rd floor of our headquarters building, providing speech and occupational therapy, group treatment, social services, parent groups, and summer programming in a warm, nurturing environment and the idea for “Katie’s House” was born. Collaboratively, we have been hard at work and have hopes for a house warming in 2013!
On April 2, 2011 the first fundraising event for this partnership was held called “Katie’s House: Creating the Dream” at Receptions Eastgate. Since that time, Center staff has been fundraising in earnest. Private donations have been received and grant proposals have gone out. Proposals and case statements are available as are tours through the “house” by contacting Susan Cleverly SCleverly@hearingspeechdeaf.org
or by calling 221-0527 ext. 114.
Visit the Katie's House website, click here
To order a memorial brick around Katie Haumesser’s Hearth at Katie's House, click here.