Equal Opportunity Policy

It is the policy of SWCAP, Inc. to comply with the equal opportunity policy and standards of the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, the Department of Health Services and the Department of Workforce Development and all applicable Federal and State statutes and regulations relating to nondiscrimination in service delivery.

No otherwise qualified applicant for service or program participant shall be excluded from participation, be denied benefits, or otherwise be subject to discrimination in any manner on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, political beliefs, gender identity, participation in a public assistance program, genetics, or disability. No employee or other person shall intimidate, threaten, coerce, or discriminate against any otherwise qualified individual for the purpose of interfering with any right or privilege secured under one of the applicable civil rights laws, or because they have made a complaint, testified, assisted, or participated in any manner in an investigation, proceeding or hearing under one of the applicable civil rights laws. Program access for persons with disabilities is covered in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended.

Under the Food Stamp Act and the USDA-FNS policy, discrimination is prohibited also on the basis of religion and political beliefs or affiliation. This policy covers eligibility for access to service delivery and to treatment in all of the programs, services and activities. All employees are expected to support the goals and programmatic activities relating to nondiscrimination in service delivery.

For concerns about treatment received or eligibility for SWCAP services, please contact the appropriate program director.

For information about a service delivery discrimination complaint, please contact SWCAP's Equal Opportunity Coordinator at 608-935-2326 ext. 211 or t.christianson@swcap.org.