About Us

 

Laying foundations today for a brigther tomorrow 

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Our Story

Foundations For Living is dedicated to providing emergency, supportive and transitional services.

We serve all who live in the Waupaca area community and surrounding areas who need help on the road to self sufficiency. We ensure that all who enter our doors will be treated with compassion, respect and without judgment

Whether it is a stay in our warming shelter or courses on personal finance, Foundations for Living is committed to the well being of our community. We can’t wait to meet our neighbors!

MISSION: To empower people to become independent and self-sufficient by providing faith based advocacy, education, emotional support and resources. 

 VISION: That all people in rural central Wisconsin are healthy in mind, body, and spirit, living independent, productive lives to the best of their ability.
 VALUES:  Foundations For Living is dedicated to following Jesus’ command to love one another by offering compassion, connection, and hope.

Crisis Center

We connect neighbors experiencing financial difficulty to resources to help make ends meet. Consultations available at the Foundation For Living Offices.

By appointment only:   Tuesday through Friday.    9am – 4pm

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Thrift Store

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday   9am-4pm

Saturdays  10am-2pm

Warming Center

Open November 1st through April 30th, our warming center is available to neighbors without a warm and secure place to sleep between the hours of 7PM and 7AM

For more information please call Foundations For Living, 715-942-2725

Executive Team

 

Bob Adams

Bob Adams

Executive Director

Michael Hall

Michael Hall

Associate Director

Jill Polifka

Jill Polifka

Programs / Case Director

Val Smith

Val Smith

Office Manager

Jane Thompson

Jane Thompson

Thrift Store Director

Our Board of Directors

Robin Madson

Robin Madson

Board President / Chair

Rand Swenson

Rand Swenson

Vice Chair

Deb Schmidt

Deb Schmidt

Board Secretary

Richard Vanman

Richard Vanman

Treasurer

Jim McCarthy

Jim McCarthy

Board Member

Foundations For Living Volunteer Army

Foundations for Living has an amazing army of volunteers who make the orginziation go round. From the thrift store, warming center, food distrobutions and beyond, they go the distance and get the job done!

Our Board of Directors is comprised of community and national leaders with expertise in a wide range of areas, including training, advocacy, education, finance, law, fund development, and business management. The Board meets monthly (and twice in person annually). It is responsible for taking care of the strategic and financial health of the organization on an ongoing basis. Board terms are two years for executive directors, and three years for other members. Officers are elected annually

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