NOTICE: WCS ESSENTIAL SERVICES ARE OPEN
SAFER AT HOME ORDER
In accordance with Governor Ever’s Safer At Home Order, WCS continues to serve all individuals in programs that are considered essential services. Under this order, in the Human Service Operations section it says, “For purposes of this Order, individuals may leave their residence to work for or obtain services at any state, institutional, or community-based setting providing human services to the public.” See "Excerpt from Governor Ever’s Safer at Home Order" at the bottom of the page.
As a result, most WCS Programs are still open and participants are receiving services.
Offices Closed to the Public Until Further Notice
The WCS Administrative Offices are closed to the general public, but will remain open for limited hours to support the essential business functions of the agency.
Community Building Workshops (CBWs)
Community Building Workshops (CBWs) scheduled for March and April of 2020 are postponed.
NOTE TO PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS
If you are a program participant or a relative/guardian of a WCS participant and need further information, please contact your program at the phone number you were given. If you do not have that phone number accessible you may visit the WCS website (www.wiscs.org) and look under the program tab (under the corresponding division) to find the phone number for the program. If you are still unable to find the information you are seeking, you can EMAIL WCS BY CLICKING HERE.
FOR A LIST OF UP-TO-DATE CLOSINGS IN THE CITY OF MILWAUKEE, CLICK HERE.
EXCERPT FROM GOV. EVER'S SAFER AT HOME ORDER
9. Human Service Operations. For purposes of this Order, individuals may leave their residence to work for or obtain services at any state, institutional, or community-based setting providing human services to the public.
Human Service Operations includes, but is not limited to: long-term care and assisted living facilities, as long as the facility follows all current DHS Recommendations for Prevention of COVID-19 in Long Term Facilities and Assisted Living Facilities and all applicable U.S. Centers for Disease Control Recommendations; residential settings and shelters for adults, seniors, children, victims of domestic abuse, people with disabilities, people with substance use disorders, or mental illness; transitional facilities; home-based settings to provide services to individuals with physical, intellectual, or developmental disabilities, seniors, adults, or children; adult day care, adult day services, and supportive home care; field offices that provide and help to determine eligibility for basic needs including food, cash assistance, medical coverage, vocational services, or rehabilitation services; developmental centers; adoption agencies; businesses that provide food, shelter, social services, or other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged individuals, individuals with physical, intellectual, or developmental disabilities, or otherwise needy individuals.
Human Services Operations shall be construed broadly to avoid any impacts to the delivery of human services, broadly defined.