Our COVID 19 Response



The Social Development Commission is closed due to the “Safer at Home” order because of the COVID-19. SDC will continue to operate our VITA-Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, Weatherization & Emergency Furnace Program, and Food Service Program to meet the needs of our community during this time of crisis. 

CEO, George Hinton

“The risk to SDC employees and the general public is too great,” says SDC CEO George Hinton. “Public health officials say we are at a tipping point and if people don’t limit interaction, hospitals may become overwhelmed. All of us have an important role to play and right now, this closure is the best decision for our community.”

Detailed Closing Information

Business and Career Services

All Absolute Advantage, ChefStart and YouthBuild classes or activities are cancelled. This includes graduations, information sessions, and regular classes.

Education Services

All GED/HSED classes will be conducted online. No classes will be held at SDC. All testing in SDC’s Pearson Vue Center is suspended until further notice.

Senior Services

All Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion program activities are cancelled.

Youth Services

All youth activities including Saturday events are cancelled.

Mental Health and Wellness

All mental health counseling services are cancelled. Navigators who help customers find health care benefits will have limited hours online only. There will be no in-person consultations.

Residential Services

SDC’s Weatherization & Emergency Furnace programs are operating at a limited capacity to provide assistance for customers in need. 

Personal Finance and Tax Services


The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is operating in alternative ways due to the COVID-19. If you are in need of tax filing assistance please contact us at 414-906-2302 or email vitainquiry@cr-sdc.org

VITA preparers will no longer complete Homestead only returns. Homestead returns will only be completed if filing a federal return also.

Customers needing Homestead only assistance should please contact the Wisconsin Department of Revenue at (414)227-4907.

Financial Education:
All one-on-one financial coaching sessions and workshops are cancelled.


Nutritional Services

SDC’s Nutritional Services program will continue to provide service to Milwaukee County day care centers and neighborhood food sites during this time of crisis. 

COVID-19 Resources

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.

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