Helpings Cafe

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Helpings Cafe is Open for Catering Orders.


At UMOM New Day Centers, we use social enterprise to change lives. A social enterprise is a business that makes money and puts those profits towards making the community a better place.

Helpings Cafe, Catering and Market, provides delicious, hand-crafted menu items, job training, and hope. When you purchase a salad or sandwich, you help generate funding for programs and services for those experiencing homelessness.

Breakfast burrito
Pumpkin cheesecake bites

Even better, you’re taking a tasty step toward turning a life around.

Homegrown Training at Helpings Cafe

Homegrown Training Program

The ultimate goal of our Homegrown Training program is to provide the skill set to obtain employment and receive stable income, avoiding future homelessness. Through helping clients build their skills and establish a foundation for jobs in the food service and hospitality industries, a solid job can put permanent housing within reach.

10th Cohort Graduates from Homegrown Program at UMOM New Day Centers
We proudly serve Starbucks Coffee

As a part of our Homegrown Training, students learn and follow the Starbucks’ Barista curriculum. Once they have completed their six-week training, they are certified Starbucks Baristas. This provides another hands-on track with the potential of job opportunities.

The end of training marks the start of a new process. The UMOM Workforce Development Team works with each Homegrown participant to prepare a resume’, attend job fairs, incorporate job search strategies and provide interview training. With the added services of UMOM’s new Employment Center, we’re truly focusing on securing a successful source of income for clients – breaking down one more barrier to ending their homelessness.