Brainerd Minnesota

Serving Brainerd Lakes Area Since 1997

For decades, Productive Alternatives has been helping expand opportunities for adults with disabilities by providing person-centered skills training, job exploration, job placement, and supports. This has been very helpful for employers in the region as well, filling an important niche in the workforce. We also offer contracted work crews, manufacturing and assembly services to many area businesses.

For persons with disabilities, Productive Alternatives’ center-based programs provide stimulating daytime environment that allows individuals to participate in work and develop employment related skills.

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

Whether you are looking for services for an adult with disabilities, or you are an area business with job openings, or you would like a quote on work you need done, get in touch with us to see what we can offer.

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Hours of Operation:


Mon – Fri: 8 am – 4:30 pm

(Contracted work crews run 7 days a week).

213 NW 4th St.
Brainerd, MN 56401

Phone: 218-825-8148

Fax: 218-825-8362

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

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