Dot gov

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.


Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock () or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Central Wisconsin Center

People caring for people for over 60 years

Established in 1959, Central Wisconsin Center (CWC) provides short-term and residential services to assist people living with intellectual disabilities in acquiring the personal skills needed to reach their highest potential. CWC is one of three centers for individuals with intellectual disabilities managed by the Division of Care and Treatment Services.

Grow the health care career and future you've always wanted. We're hiring!

We are currently hiring nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists, and certified nursing assistants to fill essential health care positions in our seven care and treatment facilities across Wisconsin, including CWC. If you’re ready to advance your career and enrich your personal life, all while creating an impact on the lives of the patients under our care, explore our available positions.

Find health care career opportunities

Illustration of a nurse

Interested in a career not related to health care? We have those, too! Learn more about all career opportunities at CWC.

Wisconsin START Initiative

In 2022, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services contracted with the National Center for START Services to evaluate the state’s service system for people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental health needs. Called the START Scan (PDF), this evaluation helped us learn how effective services and supports are for people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental health needs in Wisconsin.

The START Scan will drive our next steps to make improvements. We need your help to analyze and address the START Scan's findings in Wisconsin. Visit our START Initiative page to learn more and see how to get involved.

Central Wisconsin Center
317 Knutson Drive
Madison, WI 53704
608-301-9423 - Fax

Last revised April 4, 2024