“I felt like the whole world was looking down on me, like I wasn’t good enough. The Gathering House cafe gave me an opportunity to prove to the world that people can change. They connected me with resources that I needed to pursue my own goals.” – Dan [who couldn’t get a job after being in prison for five years]
StreetWise operates a coffee shop and oversees the employees of the café. We use our coffee shop as a job training site for people coming out of addiction, extreme poverty, or out of the department of corrections. We help them get another shot at life. In our program they learn both the hard skills of barista and café work, and the soft skills of people interaction. We want to use our space to give people, who need another chance, a restart in life.
When you invest in StreetWise, you are investing in a second chance for someone who needs mentoring, guidance, life skills and job skills.