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Center for Financial Stability

Community Financial Service Programs in Waukesha


La Casa offers a variety of workforce development and financial services programs through our Center for Financial Stability that provides comprehensive employment training, financial and asset-building services to low-income individuals who are unemployed or underemployed and are seeking economic self-sufficiency. This program model integrates a variety of services all at one convenient location and leverages case managers and program coordinators working collaboratively to assist clients in overcoming multiple barriers to self-sufficiency. Relationships with clients are often long-term – helping them move from poverty/low income to financial stability to flourishing financially and personally.

For general information please call our main office (262) 899-6784.

Financial Stability Initiative

The Financial Stability Initiative is a collaborative of for-profit and nonprofit organizations, led by La Casa, with the goal of assisting families in attaining financial stability and building wealth. The Initiative provides financial literacy and entrepreneurship education and one-on-one employment and financial counseling to eligible individuals and families at no cost. Initiative Coaches work with clients to identify barriers to financial stability, determine specific goals and resources needed to move toward financial freedom, and then establish and implement an action plan to attain their goals. The Financial Stability Initiative provides financial literacy education on topics such as avoiding “risky” financial behaviors and predatory financial services, credit repair, budgeting, and money management, funding a safety net, and asset building (encompassing insurance, home buying, short- and long-term investing, pensions, and estate planning).
Thank you to the United Way in Waukesha County for your generous support. See the impact of this program in this short video about Jose.
Contact Gina Sanchez Juarez at (262) 899-6786 or

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Employment Services
Employment Services & Career Counseling Through its Employer Connect Program, La Casa provides a full range of employment services and connects well-qualified individuals to local employers. To improve client employability and promotability, employment services offered include skills assessment, career counseling and occupational training; assistance in enrollment in English as a Second Language courses, GED/ABE courses, associate degree programs and/or technical diplomas or certificates; financial aid enrollment assistance and scholarship search; resume preparation, interviewing skills development, and career planning. Employer Connect works to cultivate long-term relationships with employers by assisting them in recruiting, screening, and post-hire skills training.

La Casa de Esperanza, in partnership with Milwaukee Community Service Corps and the State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, will be offering the Fast Forward Program.  Click here to view the flyer.  

The Fast Forward Program will offer participants:

Contact Vanessa Arenas at (262) 899-6790 or for more information.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
The VITA program provides free federal and state income tax return preparation and filing for low- to moderate-income families and individuals. Special emphasis is placed on identifying families who are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit and helping them take advantage of the credit, which often results in $1,000 or more in refunds. La Casa’s VITA program also provides bilingual, culturally competent tax services for the Hispanic/Latino community.  The VITA program is made possible through the support of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and the Internal Revenue Service. 

In accordance with federal law and Internal Revenue Service policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to Operations Director – Civil Rights Division, Internal Revenue Service – Room 2413, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington DC 20224 or e-mail them at

Did you know that volunteering can help your financial stability?

Crystal Monsivais is La Casa de Esperanza’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Site Coordinator.  She oversees all the program functions that provide free tax preparation services to Waukesha County and the Metro-Milwaukee area.

Contact (262) 899-6787 or email for more information or to discuss volunteer opportunities. 

pdf VITA Volunteer Positions

  Volunteer Tax Preparer Job Description

VITA Intake Screener Job Description

Bi-lingual Interpreter VITA

 VITA Volunteer Application