Poverty Warrior Spotlight!

Meet SDC’s Poverty Warrior of the Week: Absolute Advantage Program Coordinator Vinessa Manley. Learn more about Vinessa and her role at SDC.

Let us help you apply for benefits!

SDC’s benefits enrollment program provides one less thing for our community to worry about. Learn more.

Wisconsin Help for Homeowners is here!

U​p to $40,000 per household may be available to help with overdue housing bills.​​

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

For more than 50 years, the Social Development Commission (SDC) has served as a planner, coordinator, and provider of human service programs for low-income individuals and families in Milwaukee County. SDC was established in 1963 as an intergovernmental commission under Wisconsin State Statute 66.0125. In 1964, the SDC became the only Community Action Agency for Milwaukee County. read more …

Featured Programs

SDC Career Services

SDC’s Career Services offers programs that help Milwaukee County residents create a pathway to fulfilling work and develop skills that companies value.

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Our COVID 19 Response

The Social Development Commission is open to the public. For more information click the button below.

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Services & Programs

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Emergency Services

Life happens. And we are here to help in your time of need.

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Career Services

We provide career pathways to fulfilling work that help people develop skills that companies value.

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Education Services

Start down the path to success with us. Achieve your educational dreams.

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Financial Services

Money is an important tool. And we offer financial programs to help Milwaukee residents move beyond poverty.

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Mental Health & Wellness Services

SDC is committed to making a variety of health and wellness services accessible to children and adults.

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Nutrition Services

SDC’s Nutrition Services team is working in the community and providing an important link to critical resources.

Residential Services

SDC provides a variety of home services for qualifying low-income residents in the City of Milwaukee.

Senior Services

For seniors, regular activity and being involved are some of the most important things you can do for your health.

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Youth Services

Youth Services helps young people make positive life choices that build character and strengthen families as a whole.

Upcoming Events

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We are excited to invite you to the SDC North Avenue Open House this Saturday, June 25, 2022 from 10:00am – 1:00pm.

When: Saturday, June 25, 2022
Where: SDC North Avenue – 1730 W. North Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53205
Time: 10:00pm – 1:00pm

The first 25 customers at the open house will receive a $25 gas card. There will also be free food while supplies last.

Meet SDC’s Poverty Warrior of the Week: Vinessa Manley

Meet the Social Development Commission (SDC)’s Absolute Advantage Program Coordinator Vinessa Manley: How long have you worked at SDC? I have worked at SDC for one year. What do you do at SDC? I am the Absolute Advantage Program Coordinator with SDC's Career Services....

Meet SDC’s Poverty Warrior of the Week: Frizt Jacobs

Meet the Social Development Commission (SDC)’s Energy Auditor Frizt Jacobs: How long have you worked at SDC? I have been at SDC for 4 years going on 5 years. What do you do at SDC? As an Energy Auditor, my job is to inspect houses in Milwaukee for people with limited...

SDC in the News: SDC Open House in West Allis

The Social Development Commission (SDC) was featured in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel covering SDC's upcoming Southwest Open House. SDC has recently opened an office in West Allis and will be celebrating with a open house on Friday, June 10 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. The...

Meet SDC’s Poverty Warrior of the Week: Greg DiSalvo

Meet the Social Development Commission (SDC)’s Warehouse and Weatherization Safety & Hazardous Material Coordinator Greg DiSalvo: How long have you worked at SDC? June 8, 2022 will be 13 years. What do you do at SDC? I support the weatherization program by...

Meet SDC’s Poverty Warrior of the Week: Sharlisa Holloway

Meet the Social Development Commission (SDC)’s Program Assistant Sharlisa Holloway: How long have you worked at SDC? I have worked at SDC for seven months. What do you do at SDC? I am a Program Assistant for SDC's Career Services. What motivates you? Why do you do...

CR-Social Development Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. If you need this information interpreted to a language you understand or in a different format, please contact La Toya Jones, Equal Opportunity Officer, at 414-906-2823 or ljones@cr-sdc.org.. Callers who are deaf or hearing or speech-impaired may reach us at Wisconsin Relay Number 711.

SDC-Main Office
1730 West North Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53205
414.906.2700

SDC-Chase Avenue
2968 South Chase Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53207

SDC-Northwest
9155 North 76th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53223

SDC-Southwest
9004 West Lincoln Avenue
West Allis, WI 53227

SDC-Teutonia
6850 North Teutonia Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53209
414.963.2684

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