About GiGi's Playhouse Milwaukee


GiGi’s Playhouse Milwaukee opened on World Down Syndrome Day in 2015 following a grassroots fundraising campaign led by interested local parents and community members. Our Playhouse is an inspirational and dedicated place for families to celebrate Down syndrome. As one of 50+ brick and mortar locations across the United States and Mexico, we are working to change the way the world views Down syndrome and spread a global message of acceptance for all.

We are making this vision a reality by offering FREE educational, therapeutic and social programming to help our participants from pre-natal diagnosis through adulthood. Our inclusive and lifelong approach supports families of individuals with Down syndrome and other disabilities develop, learn and grow helping them achieve their Best of All! Check out our programming calendar here.

Our Playhouse is led by a small staff and a dedicated team of volunteers making us 99% volunteer run. We are proud to be 100% funded by our Milwaukee community and appreciate the partnerships of our local businesses, organizations and individuals who inspire us to further our mission. If you would like more information on how to get involved with GiGi’s Playhouse Milwaukee click here.

GiGi’s Playhouse Milwaukee is located just north of the city. Our address is: 8685 N. Port Washington Road, Fox Point, WI 53217. We are located inside the River Point Village shopping center and are just a block off of Hwy 43 and Brown Deer Road and on a public bus line.

Playhouse Founding Committee Members

David Berg, Dan Depies, Steve Gerner, Cheryl Bleck, Penntrey Huston, David Kocab, Lisa Kocab, Sarah Koehn, Sylvan Leabman, Ginger Moershel, Jennifer Northouse, Dan Oberneder, Kathleen Oberneder, Terri Peckerman Stein, Marci Pelzer, Emily Peters, Sheri Price, Chris VandenHouten, Susan Waldkirch


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Our Mission and Purpose:

To change the way the world views Down syndrome and to send a global message of acceptance for all.

Our Vision:

To see a world where individuals with Down syndrome are accepted and embraced in their families, schools, and communities.

Our Niche:

We change lives through the consistent delivery of free educational, therapeutic-based, and career development programs for individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the community, through a replicable playhouse model.

Our Promise:

A lifetime commitment to families.

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With over 58+ brick-and-mortar locations across the United States and Mexico and 200 inquiries to start new locations all over the world, GiGi’s Playhouse is the ONLY network of Down Syndrome Achievement Centers. Every day, we provide FREE, life-changing therapeutic, educational, and career training programs for 30,000+ individuals of all ages.


Down syndrome is the largest chromosomal disability in our country and yet, it is the least funded. From a prenatal diagnosis to career skills, we make a lifetime commitment to remain by their side. Families are empowered with all the tools their child needs to succeed! 


Through free programs and through our Generation G Campaign for global acceptance, we EMPOWER families by maximizing opportunities for daily achievement and lasting acceptance. To ensure lasting acceptance, we must show the world what individuals with Down syndrome are truly capable of achieving as students, co-workers, volunteers, friends, and valued members of their communities. Our program outcomes help advance this vital social impact goal.


GiGi's Playhouse is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization and is solely funded by donations.


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No mobile information will be shared with third parties/affiliates for marketing/promotional purposes. All the above categories exclude text messaging originator opt-in data and consent; this information will not be shared with any third parties.

"I walked out of GiGi's Playhouse smiling, and I feared no more."

-GiGi Family

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