Community Resources

Find additional community resources available in Milwaukee.

At the Social Development Commission (SDC), we have one goal – to empower people with the resources to move beyond poverty. Poverty isn’t a life sentence.

With more than 50 years of service in Milwaukee County, we are grateful to have helped many people with our diverse portfolio of services.

For those who may need further assistance, we have gathered an ongoing list of community resources. Should you need additional help or services beyond what we offer at SDC, please check out these community resources:


COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Sites

The below sites in Milwaukee County offer vaccinations daily. All vaccinations are completely free with no proof of insurance required and no appointment needed!

The City of Milwaukee Health Department also offers free COVID-19 PCR testing at the below sites for anyone 12 months and older, regardless of symptoms. PCR test results are expected within 24-48 business hours. Call 414-286-6800 for assistance.

  • Menomonee Valley Site: 2401 W. St. Paul Ave. 
    Drive-thru garage
    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
    • Tuesday & Thursday: 9:00am – 3:00pm
    • Saturday: 9:00am – 1:00pm

Click here to view a map of COVID-19 Community Testing Sites in Wisconsin.


Domestic Violence Services

Call 911 in an emergency situation.

Milwaukee Women’s Center

24-Hour Crisis Line: 414-671-6140
Located in: Community Advocates
728 North James Lovell Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233 

Sojourner Family Peace Center

24-Hour Hotline: 414-933-2722
619 W Walnut Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212


Emergency Shelter / Food Resources


Call: 2-1-1 or 866-211-3380
Text your zip code to 898-211

Located in: Summit Place
6737 W Washington Street, #2225
Milwaukee, WI 53214


Energy Assistance Resources

Milwaukee County Energy Assistance Program provides qualified Milwaukee County residents with a one-time, annual payment toward heating and electric bills. The funding pays a portion of energy costs determined by household size, income and energy costs.
Apply Today for the Milwaukee County Energy Assistance Program


Free Legal Resources

Milwaukee Justice Center

414-278-3965 (non-criminal matters)

Milwaukee County Courthouse

901 N. 9th Street, Room G-9
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Legal Action of Wisconsin

855-947-2529 (non-criminal matters)
633 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 2000
Milwaukee, WI 53203


Mental Health Resources

Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division

24-Hour Crisis Line: 414-257-7222 

Mental Health America

Crisis Text Line: Text MHA to 741741 to be connected to a crisis counselor 24/7.



Services & programs for citizens returning from incarceration

Project Return

Call 414-374-8029
2821 Vel R. Phillips Avenue, #223
Milwaukee, WI 53212

Wisconsin Community Service (WCS)

Call 414-374-8029
3732 W. Wisconsin Avenue (main office)
Milwaukee, WI 53208


WIC (Women, Infant & Children) Nutrition Program

City of Milwaukee Health Department

Call 414-286-8813

Various sites throughout Milwaukee County

Milwaukee clinic listings

Supportive Services

We are here to help those individuals and families find their pathway to success. We encourage you to check out some of our other services that may help you find your path, especially during these troubling times.

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 Jennifer Harris, Equal Opportunity Officer, at 414-906-2784 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

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

9155 North 76th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53223

9004 West Lincoln Avenue
West Allis, WI 53227

6850 North Teutonia Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53209

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