Office Hours

Mon Tues Thur Fri - 9 am -4 pm

1421 Churchill St

Waupaca, WI 54981


Foundations For Living began in 2002 with a dream and a vision between two sisters – Lynda Babino and Robin Madson. Lynda’s dream was to help and support victims of domestic abuse, and Robin’s vision to create opportunities for Churches to do mission work in their own back yard. On November 20, 2011, Foundations For Living, Inc. (FFL) was approved as a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency and it was then that Lynda’s dream and Robin’s vision became a reality.


In 2012 FFL served over 30 men and women and established four transitional living facilities in Waupaca providing safe and supportive housing for 7 men, 3 women, and 5 children.


In 2013  FFL served over 76 men and women and housed 11 men, 6 women and 8 children (with their mom’s). FFL also moved into it’s first office space in Ruby’s Pantry.


So far in 2014 FFL has 28 new clients and are currently housing 3 men, 5 women, and 1 family of 8.  FFL also out grew it’s office space at Ruby’s Pantry and moved into a new space that has space for individual offices, classrooms, space for a Clothes Closet and Care Closet.  FFL also started their furniture ministry F4L in 2014.

Member of the:

Vision: To provide safe housing and transformational services to

people in need.


Mission: That all people in Waupaca County will be healthy in mind,

body, and spirit, living independent and productive lives to the best of

their ability.



SERVICE: We value serving Christ by serving others

SCRIPTURAL TRUTH: We believe the Word of God to be the ultimate source of truth

RESPECT: We firmly believe Christ’s love can be shown to others through words and actions and does not include force, shame, obligation or any particular denomination or personal belief.  We promise to show respect and honor to all with our words, by our actions and in all our interactions.

INTEGRITY: We promise to maintain the highest degree of integrity in our programming, our finances, our personal life, and our spiritual life.

TEAMWORK: We promise to work with each client, utilizing all available resources, in house and in the community, to provide a comprehensive support system in the journey toward independence.

PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY: We promise to take 100% responsibility for our actions, attitudes, and responses, and to allow others the right to take 100% responsibility for theirs.


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