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What We Do

Crisis Intake

We accept initial intake appointments Tuesdays and Thursdays each week to gather the information needed to help.

Crisis Management

The next step is to assess you situation and find out how Foundations for Living can come alongside of you to help.

Case Management

After that we have a caseworker sit down and help you walk through what your next action steps should be.


The goal is to bring restoration and recovery and to help you start living your best life possible. Recovery is possible!

“If we dare to claim the name of Jesus then we must be the hands and feet of Jesus”

Being the hands and feet of Jesus means that Christ’s followers, past, present, and future, are obedient in their commission to preach the gospel and co-labor with Christ to love, serve, and heal the broken, hurting, and hopeless of this world.

Michael J. Hall

Associate Director

How We Do It

Warming Center

We accept guests into the shelter from Nov 1st through April 30th | 7:00 PM – 7:00 AM and provide shelter from the elements.

Crisis Center

We work to assess asses situation and find out how Foundations for Living can come alongside of you to help.


FFL offers many programs, in-house, private and public to help you find the best path forward to make a positive impact in your life

Thrift Store

We have a wonderful thrift store that funds many of the programs and services we provide. It’s truly Waupaca’s best kept secret. 

Each day here at Foundations For Living (FFL) is a new day.  A new day of clients and challenges but most importantly HOPE and lives changed.

Many of the clients that walk in the doors of FFL are in some of the greatest need of their lives.  Our goal is when these same clients walk out the doors, they leave with peace, less stress, a realization that Hope IS real and a belief that there are still people who care and are willing to stand in their corner.

Val Smith

Office Manager

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Foundations for Living Waupaca    1421 Churchill St. Waupaca, WI 54981 Please Call ahead before bringing donations

Office open | Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Store Open Wednesday – Friday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Saturday 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM