J is for Junction Of Hope #AtoZ Challenge

J2016 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.

You can make a donation to this non-profit by:
Debit/Credit Card

Great Non-Profit

*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.

More A to Z Challenge Non-Profit Organization Posts (2016)

A is for A Kids’ Brain Tumor Cure

B is for Bat Conservation International

C is for Cadasil Association

D is for Dads’ Make A Difference

E is for Eagle Mount

F is for Face Forward

G is for Gateway Cancer Research

H is for Hadley Institute For The Blind And Visually Impaired

I is for Immediate Justice

K is for Kid Safe Foundation

L is for Lily’s Legacy

M is for Minding Your Mind

N is for National Association of Injured and Disabled Workers

O is for One Simple Wish

P is for Push to Walk

Q is for Quest Bridge

R is for Running Start

S is for Saving Innocence

T is for Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund

U is for U.S.Pain Foundation

V is for Volunteer Lawyers Network

W is for Wreaths Across America

X is for Xela.aid

Y is for Youth Farm

Z is for Zooville



    • You are welcome. I have been trying to visit as many a to z challenge posts as I can. I’ve been having Internet problems so that has slowed me down a bit. Thank you for stopping by also!

  1. Thank you for sharing this, Cheryl and doing so much good raising awareness of these not-for-profit organisations. These organisations are so important. I haven’t worked for 2 years due my my health situation and while finding work at this point, hasn’t been something I’m ready for, I understand how important it is for others and what it’s done for me at other periods of my life. I am a member of the local Muscular Dystrophy Association and have met some young people with a form that leaves significant global developmental delay and physical disability. The most important things for these young people was having a boy/girlfriend and having a job. They might not have been academic but they certainly have insight!
    xx Rowena

      • It has been difficult for me at times too, although since I had the chemo, I’ve also changed a lot as a person and my priorities changed. It has also given me the opportunity to write, which really has been my calling all along but while some younger writers have succeeded, I tend to think more life experience is a good thing. Perhaps, not quite all the life experience I’ve had.
        I wrote about Oscar Wilde Yesterday and while he was in gaol, he wrote De Profundis his lover and he wrote quite a lot about suffering and his losses. I want to really spend some good time digesting this along with Dorothy Dix’s 10 rules for Happiness which I’ve just posted for Sylvia Plath. There was so much to take in.
        Best wishes,

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