The concept of Katie’s House began as a shared dream of the Hearing Speech + Deaf Center and the Katie Haumesser Foundation, who was looking for a way to permanently honor Katie Haumesser. Katie was a speech-language pathologist who was tragically killed at age 27 by a drunk driver. She had a remarkable passion for children and knew first-hand the profound difference that speech therapy could make in a young child’s life. In 2014, Katie’s House opened.
On the third floor of the building, the elevator opens to what resembles the outside of a ranch-style home. Once inside, the therapeutic rooms are designed to look and feel like home. The living room serves as a waiting area for families, a home theater allows parents to observe their children during therapy, and speech therapy rooms are designed to resemble a playroom, sunroom, home office and library. There is even an occupational therapy gym resembling a backyard.
Our organization is tremendously honored to have partnered with the Katie Haumesser Foundation to make this dream come true.
Click here to learn more about the Katie Haumesser Foundation.