The Social Development Commission (SDC) took some of its direct support services to a Milwaukee neighborhood in order to make them more accessible to residents.
SDC held its first Integrated Mobile Monday at Greater New Birth Church at 82nd and Silver Spring. There, it provided residents with the free tax preparation program of the Milwaukee Asset Building Coalition, Energy Assistance and much more. Dozens of persons took advantage of the day to sign up for programs and get information on other valuable services.
In addition to the free tax help and sign up for Energy Assistance, staff from SDC W-2 was on hand to hold a public forum and answer questions from residents about the program. Jamye Chapman, SDC W-2 Director, described the different components of the program to members of the public and described how it has improved its service to Milwaukee County residents in recent months.
Besides the SDC programs, Integrated Mobile Monday also allowed residents to meet with SDC Commissioner Virgie Wynn face-to-face to express their concerns and ideas about improving the community. Also present at the day to talk with and assist people were representatives from Wells Fargo, Habitat for Humanity and We Energies. SDC plans to hold in the future more of the outreach sessions, moving them to different neighborhoods across Milwaukee County. Visit the SDC website for dates and locations of future gatherings at www.cr-sdc.org.