Our Services

Employment Services for persons with disabilities

Productive Alternatives has been providing vocational services for persons with disabilities for over 50 years. All persons with disabilities 18 years of age and older are eligible for services. Informational guidelines to all of our programs are linked on the left side of this page under "employment services" and detail the parameters and scope of each of our services. The array of services and supports may include:

  • Identification of employment opportunities and resources in the local job market.
  • Development of realistic employment goals.
  • Establishment of service plans to achieve employment outcomes.
  • Identification of resources and supports to achieve and maintain employment.
  • Coordination of and referral to employment-related services and supports.

CARF Gold Seal of Accreditation A CARF Three year accreditation was awarded to Productive Alternatives for the following programs: Employment Planning Services; Community Employment Services; Organizational Employment Services; and Employee Development Services.

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Contracted labor — Employers in need of short term or permanent contracted labor should contact Productive Alternatives' nearest location to obtain availability and costs to supplement their existing labor force. Once a service agreement is in place, employers can schedule supplemental contracted labor according to their needs and schedules.To help businesses to be in compliance with the OFCCP rule change Productive Alternatives, Inc. has the workforce to help you as a linkage partner.

Products / Manufacturing — Productive Alternatives manufactures their own 'prime products' as well as contracting for assembly, packaging, collating, or re-work needs. Most work is completed by persons with disabilities.

Day Training & Habilitation (DT&H) — DT&H programs serve persons with developmental disabilities, and may or may not include vocational emphasis. Eligible participants must be 18 years of age or older.

Transit — Transit Alternatives is a public transportation system with wheelchair accessible buses available to certain areas of Otter Tail and Clay counties. Curb to curb services are offered with special care given to children and seniors. Services for users with three and four wheeled mobility aids are available.

Non-vocational services — The non-vocational programs at Fergus Falls Willows and Parkers Prairie provide therapeutic services which are designed to maintain and improve abilities and self-help skills.

Crisis Stabilization Unit — The CSU is a 4 bed, short term facility located in Fergus Falls to provide a service for adults experiencing a mental health crisis.