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!

Executive Team

Bob Adams  

Executive Director


Val Smith

Director of Operations


Jill Amos-Polifka

Program Director / Case Manager


Jane Thompson

Thrift Store Manager / Bookkeeper


Board of Directors

Rand Swenson

Board President / Chair

Robin Madson


Deb Schmidt

Board Secretary

Jim McCarthy

Board Member

Jacci Peterson

Board Member

Zach Bentancur

Board Member

Karen Zempel

Board Member

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thrift Store Hours:

Monday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Foundations For Living is located at:

1421 Churchill St.

Waupaca, WI 54981


Email: info@fflwaupaca.org

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