Junction Of Hope
Founded in 1998, Junction of Hope,is the first nonprofit restaurant that employees adults with special needs. The purpose of this restaurant is to give those with special needs the opportunity to seek outside employment.
Located in Chesaning, Mississippi, Junction of Hope, offers not only a restaurant, but a banquet room, training center, and linen facility where over 30 employees with special needs work. They only hire those who live in Saginaw, Shiawassee, and Genesee Counties.
Jobs are carefully assigned and each employee is paired off with a job coach that works to help make sure that employees are focused, doing a good job and feel proud of the work that they are doing.
Their website states that H.O.P.E means to them:
Happiness: A positive mental outlook
Opportunity: To perform in a real job
Perseverance: To get the job done
Empowerment: Gained from a day’s work.
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*Disclaimer – This post is for general information only and part of the Blogging From A-to-Z Challenge (April 2016). I am not affiliated with or endorse this non-profit organization. Please use caution when donating online.
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