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!

You can click here to read our 2022 annual report.

Executive Team

Bob Adams   

Executive Director


Val Smith

Director of Operations


Jill Amos-Polifka

Program Director / Case Manager


Deb Abergs

Volunteer Coordinator


Jane Thompson

Thrift Store Manager / Bookkeeper


Board of Directors

Rand Swenson

Board President / Chair

Robin Madson


Deb Schmidt

Board Secretary

Jim McCarthy

Board Member

Karen Zempel

Board Member

Office Hours for Main Foundations For Living Office:

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

Office Hours for The Middleton House Resource Center:

Monday & Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

We will be accepting women in to the program beginning May 1st.

The Middleton House - A Program of Foundations For Living

1310 Royalton St.

Waupaca, WI 54981


Email: info@fflwaupaca.org

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