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  • Productive Alternatives Announces Merger

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    May 06, 2019
    Fergus Falls (May 6, 2019) Productive Alternatives and Alexandria Opportunities Center are pleased to announce plans to merge organizations. The combined non-profit agencies will retain the name Productive Alternatives and will provide a continuum of employment services to over 500 individuals with disabilities.

    “The partnerships between Productive Alternatives and the Alexandria Opportunities Center will meld our individual organizational strengths to better support persons with disabilities.” said Steve Skauge, President of Productive Alternatives. “I believe that together we are more strongly positioned to create service options for whom we serve.”

    “We are very excited to unite two organizations that have over 94 years of combined experience providing employment options for persons with disabilites.” said Mike Burke, Executive Director of Alexandria Opportunities Center. “Together we can provide stability and a future to those we serve”
    Over the decades, both organizations have been catalyts for the transition of individuals with disabilities out of institutional care and into community-based services. Joining forces will help create a broader continuum of services and further increase the effective and efficient delivery of support for persons with disabilities. Over the next six months, the two organizations will work to combine their strengths and assets.

    About Productive Alternatives
    Productive Alternatives, Inc. has been successfully providing vocational opportunities and non-vocational services for adults with disabilities since 1959. They also provide adult day services, mental health services, public transit, transitional housing and other valuable services for communities throughout Minnesota and portions of North Dakota. Additional information can be found at www.Productivemn.org

    About Alexandria Opportunities Center
    Alexandria Opportunities Center assists people who need support to lead self-directed lives and to participate fully in their communities and nation by teaching skills to explore and maintain employment in the environment important to the person. Additional information can be found at www.aocworks.org
    Tammy Anderson, Development Director
    (218) 998-5646
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