Who We Are

Positive Alternatives, Inc., is a private non-profit, community-based, multi-service organization serving youth and families in Wisconsin.

Our Mission

Through a continuum of family and strength-based services, Positive Alternatives strives to equip at-risk youth and young adults with the social, emotional and developmental skills needed to flourish.




Season’s greetings from all of us here at Positive Alternatives!

Throughout this past year, and especially during this season, we have lived and breathed the gift of giving. We are very grateful to our communities, staff, and all who have supported our team and the youth we serve. If you are interested in giving back this season, you may consider supporting one of our programs directly, via Amazon Lists. You may click on any of the programs below to be led directly to their need-based lists. Each item purchased will be delivered right to the program’s door and benefit the youth who call our programs “home.” ⛄🎁🎄

Amery Group Home  |  Community Based Services

Marathon County Group Home  |  Menomonie Group Home

River Falls Group Home  |  Wisconsin Rapids Group Home

Thank you for your support and consideration. We wish you peace and joy in the New Year! 🌟 


March 17, 2020

Positive Alternatives is committed to the health and wellbeing of the individuals and families we
serve, our employees, and the community. We are committed to maintaining essential business
operations so that those who count on our services can continue to be served. We have been monitoring
the COVID-19 coronavirus situation and have been guiding our employees.

Positive Alternatives operates five group homes for youth and many community-based services.
As many businesses in our community are suspending operation, we recognize many of the youth and
families we serve use our programs for mental health support, safety, or supervision. For many of the
youth we serve in our group homes, this is home. For this reason, our program and our staff will
continue to be here to serve our group home residents through this health crisis. We are, however,
suspending all non-essential services until further notice. We are asking each parent, guardian, or
service recipient of our community-based services if the services received by Positive Alternatives are
essential to your health and well-being. If services can be suspended, they will be, as social distancing
is currently essential to the health of our community.

Furthermore, Positive Alternatives is monitoring the COVID-19 situation, and we are providing
our employees with guidance. We have been in contact with public health and the Department of
Children and Families and will take all advised precautions, including social distancing of our staff and
clients. We are prepared for this health crisis and anxious for it to pass so we can continue to serve our

Thank you for the privilege of serving you. We do not take this privilege lightly and will do
everything in our control to keep everyone safe while meeting our clients’ needs. If you have any
questions, you can reach me directly at kkamholz@positive-alternatives.org.



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Kelli Kamholz



Positive Alternatives COVID-19 Response Plan – Phase 2