Our Mission

Is to serve those living in high-poverty neighborhoods in the city of Chicago who are regularly exposed to multiple ongoing traumas, such as generational school failure, drug abuse, incarceration, and violence in and out of the home.

Repeated exposure to such trauma increases the likelihood of negative outcomes for the entire city. The effects of mental health challenges are rarely contained within single communities.

On top of all that, the lack of quality healthcare, education, and housing, in conjunction with economic hardships, repeated social injustices, and neglected infrastructure development hold people back from beginning their healing journey. You can’t truly focus on your mental health if you’re too busy trying to survive.

Through our coffee shop fundraising model, we work to help normalize the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of people living in underserved communities. We are creating a safe space where members of black & brown communities can speak up for themselves, open up, and rebuild their lives.

We Normalize

  • The Physical – by offering job, food, clothing, and housing assistance.

 

  • The Emotional – by providing community safe spaces for creative expression and expert support.

 

  • The Mental – by championing the importance of mental health, while providing free access to talk and group therapy.