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.


our services

Emergency warming Center

Warming Center Season: Nov1-Apr30

Overnight Emergency Shelter

Opens 7pm Every Night

Neighbors 18 years and older are welcome guests when they have no safe place to go for the night.


Crisis Assistance



Circumstances can change in an instant. Foundations for Living partners with the Salvation Army to help our neighbors make ends meet.

Food and essential household goods and personal care items are also made available all year by our communities’ generous donations. 

FFL Thrift store

-Open to the Public-

Clothes and light houseware thrift store.

Accepting Donations!

Hours of Operation

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.


10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

our Programs


Waupaca County offers judicially supervised alternative sentincing for those struggling in recovery from drugs and alcohol.

Community Health courses

FFL provides courses aimed to equip our community with skills and knowledge to succeed personally and professionally.  

supportive housing

This program  can help individuals and families navigate through life’s tough transitions.  Working alongside local landlords and FFL staff., with an individualized plan, good credit may be realized.


Our program partners

We're here for all of Waupaca

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!

Office hours

Monday- Thursday: 9:00-4:00 PM

Thrift Store hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 AM -4:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

We are here

1421 Churchill St, Waupaca, WI
Phone: 715 942 2725