Tricklebee Cafe is a pay-what-you-can community cafe located in a food desert (in the Sherman Park area) with the mission of making fresh, healthy and delicious food accessible to everyone regardless of their ability to pay. In addition to serving food, Tricklebee runs a kids’ snack bag program, Healthy Choice workshops, and food service training.
The neighborhood surrounding Village Church is a district frequented by members of a younger generation, with their own spiritual, financial, self-care and addiction issues. Sacred Roots is a worship/Bible study program which is positively impacting these young adults and, through them, the larger community as a whole.
The Urban Retreat Center at Spirit of Peace provides programming that brings together youth and young adults from urban, suburban and rural areas, in conjunction with volunteers and neighborhood partners, to provide leadership training via week-long and weekend retreats.
Located just blocks from the large empty space that was once an American Motors manufacturing plant, the diverse neighborhood Grace serves is faced with many economic challenges. One ministry it offers is the Grace Welcome Center, a daytime drop-in center for homeless to get breakfast and opportunities to be connected and feel welcomed during the day.