Mission: Empowering Milwaukee County residents with the resources to move beyond poverty.


Community Action: 50 Years of Moving Forward


The Promise of Community Action:

Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

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The 18 person Board helps shape and implement policy for the agency and reflects the diversity of the districts it represents.

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What's New!

Free Tax Service Begins

The service that prepares thousands of state and federal tax forms each year for Milwaukee County residents has started a new tax season!  

The VITA Program helped prepare more than 16,000 taxforms last tax season that brought back more than $15.3 million in tax refunds and credits

For more information click here.

Attention Seniors!

Are you receiving ALL the benefits available to you?

For more information and to see if you are eligible, click here: Senior Benefit Enrollment Service!

Celebrate with Us!

Senior Companion Program Celebrates 40 years of service to Milwaukee County seniors. In 1974, SDC co-founded the National Senior Companion Program. 

In 2013, Senior Companions made 11,802 visits to their clients, helping them to remain independent and saving millions of taxpayer dollars in institutional living costs.

Learn more of its history!

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