Brainerd, MN

Serving Brainerd Lakes Area Since 1997

Productive Alternatives in Brainerd provides opportunities for people with disabilities both vocationally through our employment programs, and socially through our day services center.

 Our vocational programs offer person-centered exploration, development and supports, in individual and group settings with a wide variety of worksites. We will work with the individual to find the best fit for their employment needs and help them to develop skills for not only job seeking but job keeping.

 Our day services program provides a stimulating daytime environment with a focus on community integration and enjoyable activities. Guest speakers, community outings, recreational and electronic games, or just relaxing through reading and puzzles are some of the options offered in our day center.

Brainerd Services Include: 

Counties and cities that Productive Alternatives’ Brainerd branch works with:

  • Crow Wing

  • Aitkin

  • Todd

  • Morrison

  • Cass

  • Mille Lacs
  • Wadena

  • Brainerd
  • Baxter

  • Nisswa

  • Pine River

  • PequotLakes

  • Little Falls

  • Staples

  • Motley
  • Pillager

  • Aitkin

  • Onamia

  • Garrison
  • Cross Lake

  • Merrifield

  • Lake Shore

    Brainerd Day Services

    Mon – Fri: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

    213 NW 4th St.
    Brainerd, MN 56401

    Phone: 218-270-9859

    Fax: 218-825-8362

    For more information, contact:

    Brainerd Employment

    213 NW 4th St.
    Brainerd, MN 56401

    Phone: 218-825-8148

    Fax: 218-825-8362

    For more information, contact:


    Productive Alternatives is a 501(c)(3) public charity.

    Donations made, where a return of goods or services are not provided are tax deductable.