Perham Productive Alternatives

Disability does not mean inability

For decades, Productive Alternatives, Inc. 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 to employers in this region as well as our clients, filling an important niche in the workforce. 

Productive Alternatives’ Perham location is also home to Thrifty Alternatives, a retail outlet for gently used donated items. If we can’t sell it, we recycle it.

For people with developmental disabilities, Productive Alternatives also provides a safe and stimulating environment that gives families peace of mind.

Here are some of the communities we serve:

  • Perham

  • Dent

  • Richville

  • Ottertail

  • Frazee

  • New York Mills

  • Wadena

  • Battle Lake

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: 9 am – 3 pm

802 Jenny Avenue
Perham, MN 56573

Phone: 218-346-2131

Fax: 218-346-2756

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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.