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Kenosha County Job Center

Kenosha County Job Center

Kenosha County Job CenterGoodwill is contracted by Kenosha County to provide services to assist job seekers and employers in making the connection that leads to a job seeker finding employment.  We do this by providing case management services and supportive services for a number of programs through the Kenosha County Division of Workforce Development.

Kenosha County Division of Workforce Development

  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

    Provides workforce development activities, through local and statewide workforce investment systems to increase employment and earnings of participants, and to increase occupational skills by participants, and as a result, improve the quality of workforce.
  • Child Care Coordination

    The Kenosha County Child Care Coordination Unit is one of the key support components in the integrated service delivery system, specifically the Financial and Employment Planning Teams. Child care services and resources are crucial to each participant's involvement in employment and related activities as they progress toward self-sufficiency. This unit is also primarily responsible for child care fraud monitoring throughout Kenosha County. The Child Care Coordination Unit is the primary point of contact for child care subsidy assistance; Wisconsin Shares, in Kenosha County. This unit also supports child care providers through customer friendly information sharing, technical support and training opportunities.
  • Children First

    The purpose of this program is to assist clients to obtain full-time employment and make full payment of child support for three consecutive months.  Program components include: orientation, job readiness and motivational services, assessment, counseling, adult based education, job skills training, GED or HSED, literacy skills, parenting skills, on the job training, work experience, working full-time or part-time and tracking of child support payments.
  • Holiday House

    Holiday House is a consortium of local community agencies that provide holiday assistance to local children and their families in need through a coordinated community effort. The program consists of two distribution events which include:  Winter Wraps (coordinated by Goodwill) in October which provides coats, hats and gloves to children, and the Christmas Food & Toy event (coordinated by Goodwill) in December which provides a new toy for children 15 years old and under and a gift card to purchase food. The Corporate Giving Tree, part of Holiday House, collects new toys and monetary donations from area businesses. The Corporate Giving Tree is coordinated by Southern Lakes Credit Union and Goodwill. Kenosha Christmas Charities (Goodfellows) provides a majority of the funding for these programs.

Additionally, Goodwill provides intervention, community education, outreach and program support for multiple programs and projects that are part of Kenosha County’s Division of Aging & Disability Services.


Kenosha County Division of Aging & Disability Services

  • Adult Protective Services

    Goodwill provides intervention to at-risk physically-disabled and elderly persons, in collaboration with the Kenosha County Division of Aging and Disability Services. At-risk conditions include physical abuse, neglect, financial abuse or self-neglect. Intervention includes investigation, assessment, linkage to services, and where necessary, court referrals and follow up for persons in need of guardianship and protective placement.

    For more information regarding services by the Kenosha County Division of Aging and Disability Services click here.

  • Comprehensive Community Services

    The Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) Regional Coordinator position is contracted with the Division of Aging Services and the Division of Children and Family Services to coordinate comprehensive community program services in Kenosha and Racine counties.

    CCS is a psychosocial rehabilitation service program serving children and adults who ahve a Mental Health and/or Substance Use diagnosis providing outreach, assessment, service planning, facilitation and other functions as defined under DHS Ch. 36. CCS emphasizes meaningful participation of consumers, successful living in the community and consumer empowerment.

  • Community Outreach Services

    Outreach, education and marketing are provided to Kenosha County's older adults (60+), adults with disabilities (18+), their caregivers and family so that they are aware of available resources and how to access them. This is done through networking and education; organizing speaking engagements; staffing health fairs; and disseminating information about the Aging & Disability Resource Center, other community services and upcoming events using print and electronic media.  Outreach specialists also reach out to underserved populations, particularly the African American and Hispanic communities through support for the Ethnic Elders group, translation services, health promotion, special events and other venues.
  • Volunteer Guardian Services 

    An important component in an overall service system that provides services to the vulnerable populations of incompetent elderly or disabled adults, Volunteer Guardian Services ensures the provision of qualified guardians to those in need.  Goodwill provides guardians with the necessary support, training and assistance to successfully and competently perform that role.

For more information on these programs and services contact:

Kenosha County Job Center
8600 Sheridan Road
Kenosha, WI 53143
Tel: (262) 697-4500
Fax: (262) 697-4563

WISCONSIN
Mission Support Center
Tel: (414) 847-4200

James O. Wright Center forWork & Training
Tel: (414) 353-6400

ILLINOIS
Metropolitan Chicago -
Administration
Tel: (312) 994-1440