Central Wisconsin Center

People caring for people

Opened in 1959, Central Wisconsin Center (CWC) provides short-term and residential services to assist individuals 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

Vision statement

Central Wisconsin Center, as a resource center of excellence for citizens with intellectual disabilities, provides state-of-the-art services in outreach, education, assessment, short-term admissions, and residential services.

Mission statement

Central Wisconsin Center supports people with intellectual disabilities to achieve their full potential by enhancing human development, health, environment, and quality of life.

Core values


A person-centered philosophy guides our approach to treatment and support strategies. We maximize individual potential by our focus on human development, health, environment, and quality of life.

Respect and dignity

We believe that all people are of equal human value. We believe that each person is unique in talents and abilities. We believe that everyone deserves quality service. We celebrate the diversity of the people who live and work at Central Wisconsin Center.


We are responsive to our customers, passionate in our advocacy, principled in our approach, and responsible in our actions.


We strive for excellence and seek continuing improvement in all we do.

Collaboration and partnership

We promote inclusion and participation in a team-focused environment. Together, we seek creative approaches to common issues.


We are a learning community devoted to increasing knowledge of best practices. We achieve success when sharing and integrating this knowledge into the broader community.


We are committed to the safety of the people who live and work at Central Wisconsin Center.


Join the CWC team

Improve the state of your career! Work at CWC. You may be eligible for a $2,000 sign-on bonus. Learn more about the rewarding career opportunities at CWC.



Central Wisconsin Center
317 Knutson Drive
Madison, WI 53704

Last Revised: October 7, 2019