Financial Services

Helping others move beyond poverty through financial education.

Money is an important tool. It empowers people with resources so they can create the life they want.

The median household income in the U.S. was reported at $68,703. In Milwaukee, the median household income was more than 30% less at $41,838. Additionally, the 2020 U.S. Census reported over 25% of people in Milwaukee are living in poverty.

This is why we offer financial programs, to help Milwaukee residents move beyond poverty. And with the current COVID-19 pandemic and the unemployment rate reaching nearly 15% in Wisconsin in 2020, many people were forced to reflect on their financial habits as they struggled to maintain their lifestyles.

Whether you need help saving for a car or home, SDC’s financial literacy coach can help you create a budget, reduce debt, improve your credit score, and even help you save for retirement.

In addition to financial literacy, SDC has helped Milwaukee County residents keep more of their money during the tax season with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. By helping taxpayers take advantage of credits like the child tax credit, SDC helps families increase their annual income through our free tax preparation service.

SDC is here to help.

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Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy empowers individuals to take charge of their finances. SDC provides one-on-one financial coaching, classes, and workshops to provide a foundation for improving your financial well-being.

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Many individuals go to commercial tax preparers when it is not necessary, paying between $200-$600 for a simple tax return. Our VITA volunteers are trained on all of the latest tax law changes, and they help thousands of individuals and families throughout Milwaukee County each year during the tax season.

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-Teutonia
6850 North Teutonia Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53209
414.963.2684

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

SDC-Southside
2968 South Chase Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53207

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