About Productive Living Systems

We believe people with disabilities are capable of far more than they or the world ever dreamed possible. Our expertise is the knowledge and skill developed over 30 years of perfecting our art. Our passion is to touch the hearts and minds of our clients in such a way that their full potential is both seen and released.

PLS provides residential services for ambulatory adults who have a diagnosis of intellectual disability or mental illness that require minimal personal cares. We offer various programs such as Community Based Residential Facility, certified 2 bed, Adult Family Home, apartment style, and supportive home care. We have 24-hour staffing, an awake third shift and multiple locations in Appleton, Oshkosh, Neenah, Green Bay, Waukesha, Whitewater, and Fort Atkinson!

To place a referral, contact Meghan Kronforst, Director of Clinical Services/Admissions at 920-216-2606 or admissions@plsmail.net.

To inquire about employment please visit our “Careers” page!

Our Mission

“Our mission is to empower people to unleash their unlimited potential by providing a safe, supportive environment where they can take charge of their lives, learn new, more productive behaviors, pursue their dreams and live healthier, happier, more independent lives.”

Our Values


Empowerment             Unlimited Potential             Innovation             Accountability

Our Founders

PLS was founded in 1989 by Jim and Dana Schroeder. From its humble beginnings as one group home with the founders and their two young children living in the basement PLS has grown to 35 locations with 230 staff. Having worked in this field for four years before starting PLS the Schroeder’s were keenly aware that thousands of people were stuck in institutions and group homes and didn’t know how to get out. PLS was created to set them free.

Jim and Dana

2411 N Hillcrest Pkwy Suite 6 Altoona, WI 54720
Phone: 715-831-3910
Fax: 715-831-3911