HDSW is embarking on an exciting new adventure. We are applying for A Community Thrives Grant to open a Café HOPE based on our experiences at HOPE House, our Clubhouse Program in Port Chester, NY. (pictured above) HOPE House has taught us that having opportunities for people every day inspires artistic expression and creates community. Our goal is to open a new store front business, which would be part of the retail community, and at the same time provide culinary arts training opportunities, restaurant operations experience, and occasions for people to eat and share a meal with people who may not be able to afford to purchase a meal on their own. Food will be made fresh and be affordably priced. The Café will double as an art gallery where people in recovery will have a place to show and sell their art. The first step in applying for the grant is to use CrowdRise to raise seed money. The race is on! We have until May 11, 2018 to meet our goal. During this time we will be writing and submitting A Community Thrives Grant a proposal, which may provide up to $100, 000. to open Café HOPE. Please join us in raising the initial seed money we need as a match in our grant application.