Community ResourcesFind 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.
- 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
2821 Vel R. Phillips Avenue, #223
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Wisconsin Community Service (WCS)
3732 W. Wisconsin Avenue (main office)
Milwaukee, WI 53208
WIC (Women, Infant & Children) Nutrition Program
City of Milwaukee Health Department
Various sites throughout Milwaukee County
Milwaukee clinic listings
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Callers who are deaf or hearing or speech-impaired may reach us at Wisconsin Relay Number 711.
1730 West North Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53205
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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