Become an SDC Commissioner

Fight poverty and make a difference in your community. Become the SDC Board of Commissioner for District 4!

Volunteer at SDC's Food Pantry

We are looking for volunteers to assist at our Food Pantry. Apply today!

Milwaukee Emergency Rental Assistance

We believe rental assistance is essential as we help local families impacted by the pandemic.

Emergency Food Pantry

Are you in need of groceries? SDC can help!

Education Services

It’s never too late to earn your high school diploma.

Residential Services

Save money on your energy bills with free Weatherization services.

Career Services

The right career will lead to your pathway of success.

Our COVID 19 Response

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

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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 …

New Programs

Milwaukee Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The Milwaukee Emergency Rental Assistance Program, also know as M.E.R.A., is accepting inquiry forms. Click here for more information.

Rental Assistance Program

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.

The Social Development Commission Welcomes New Elected Commissioner: Kimberly S. Njoroge

The Social Development Commission is pleased to welcome Kimberly S. Njoroge as SDC’s newest elected commissioner. Kimberly will represent SDC’s District 3 located in the City of Milwaukee (see attached map). Kimberly won the April 8th election and replaces outgoing Commissioner Craig Sanders. Learn more about Commissioner Kimberly Njoroge and her new role.

Click here to learn more about SDC’s Board of Commissioners. 

A Special Thanks To Our Appointed Partner Agencies

Our Board of Commissioners consists of representatives of three different sectors of the community. One-third of the members are appointed by public officials and a third are appointed by the private sector.

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 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

6850 North Teutonia Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53209

9155 North 76th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53223

2968 South Chase Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53207

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