POSITIVE ALTERNATIVES INC

Menomonie, WI   |  www.positive-alternatives.org

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 DEVELOPMENT SKILLS NEEDED TO FLOURISH.

Ruling year info

1980

PRESIDENT/CEO

Kelli Kamholz

Main address

603 Terrill Rd

Menomonie, WI 54751 USA

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EIN

39-1297249

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our goal is to provide services that involve the family, focus on the desired outcome and build on strengths for the purpose of allowing youth and/or adults the opportunity to enhance social, emotional and developmental skills. We acknowledge that youth, families, and the community share responsibilities for preparing adolescents for successful adulthood.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Group Homes-Coed and Same Sex

We operate five group homes for youth in Menomonie (Coed), Amery (Female), River Falls (Female), Wisconsin Rapids(Coed) and Wausau(Coed), Wisconsin.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Adolescents

Community Based Services works with youth and parents to improve family, community and school relationships and to prevent out of home placement.

Population(s) Served
Families
Non-adult children

Where we work

Accreditations

Council on Accreditation 2021

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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POSITIVE ALTERNATIVES INC

Board of directors
as of 6/7/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Chris King

Positive Alternatives, Inc.

Nathan Ferris

Cynthia Govin Welch

Allyson Moore

Gretchen Niedbalski

Jackie Steinhoff

Manju Chawla

Jon Tomski

Jason Mountin

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/30/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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