The Grind’s signature service to marginalized, at-risk community members will be it’s 100-seat capacity Coffee House once renovations are completed in late 2022, and COVID-19 health regulations permit resumption of indoor activities.
The space destined to be home to the Grind Coffee House will again become a trendy café offering hot / cold beverages and donated treats to those who seek a place to relax, contemplate and socialize. This facility, like its downtown predecessor, will provide a friendly, supervised and non-judgemental environment for all who enter through its doors.
The Coffee House will be a place where our volunteers and staff can build trust among patrons and identify issues that need to be referred to the adjacent Client Services Office for resolution.
The facility will also serve as a platform from which various other services can be delivered after regular daytime operating hours, such as the Sunday evening Worship Service. Eventually, once the pandemic subsides, we hope to resume other social and educational programs.
Prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Grind Coffee House was a popular meeting place for the community’s marginalized and at-risk population:
2017 – 10,894 patron visits
2018 – 10,448 patron visits
2019 – 12,105 patron visits