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The Workforce Development Center can provide assistance to those in employment transition. County residency restrictions apply, so please contact the economic support program in the county in which you live.


Please Note:

Waukesha County Department of Health and Human Services will no longer accept mail dropoff at the Workforce Development Center as of December 11, 2015.  Kiosk service for ACCESS will not be available at the Center effective December 18th, 2015.  You are encouraged to apply for benefits online at or call the Moraine Lakes Call Center at 1-888-446-1239 for prompt assistance.


Kiosk service is available at:

Human Services Center
514 Riverview Avenue, Waukesha, WI  53188

Phone:  1-888-446-1239         Fax:  1-855-293-1822          TTY: 711



  • Food Share (Formerly known as Food Stamps): Can help eligible persons and families buy the food they need for good health. Food share are based on income and assets, do not have a time limit and can be given on an emergency basis. The Food Share Employment and Training Program (FSET) assists people who get food share to find a job through work activities and education and training.
  • Waukesha Housing Authority: The Waukesha Housing Authority is a non-profit organization providing low-income housing and a variety of resources including family self-sufficiency.
  • Emergency Assistance: Families facing homelessness due to fire, flood, natural disaster or other financial reasons outside their control may be eligible for an Emergency Assistance Grant.  Financial and non-financial eligibility criteria need to be met.
  • Energy Assistance: Available through the WDC’s in Ozaukee and Washington Counties. Wisconsin’s Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) may provide a one-time benefit payment for each heating season, help with non-heating costs or provide crisis assistance to eligible individuals.
  • Refugee Cash Assistance and Refugee Medicaid: A cash assistance program and medical assistance program to eligible refugees.
  • W-2: Provides income eligible families employment assistance through community service jobs and other work-readiness activities. Work experience positions have monthly payments based on participation. W-2 offers: Community Service Jobs, W-2 Transitions, Case Management.
  • W-2 Childcare: Wisconsin Shares is a program that provides childcare funding for all eligible families. Parents eligible for a subsidy from Wisconsin Shares can choose any child care provider who is certified or licensed. Income eligible working families are encouraged to participate in Wisconsin Shares.


  • Child Care Assistance: (Program Eligibility Required)
  • Job Access Loan: Help in meeting basic costs related to getting and keeping employment. (Program Eligibility Required)
  • Transportation reimbursement for specific programs. (Program Eligibility Required)
  • Referral to community resources.

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