TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Next Step Foundation announced this week it is adding a café to its coffee shop based in Terre Haute, Ind.
The “Recovery Cafe” will offer free meals twice a week at its location at 619 Washington Avenue. In exchange for the lunches, people are asked to show up an hour a week and join a “recovery circle” or volunteer their time.
The philosophy behind the cafe is that every person is recovering from something, whether that is addiction, the loss of a loved one or depression. A recovery circle then helps people to heal.
According to the director of Next Step, an executive chef with 30 years of experience will make the meals.
“We’re going to have amazingly delicious food for these meals,” Dana Simmons said. “We’re going to have homemade biscotti, we’ll have cheesecakes. We’re going to have lovely lunches that are going to be tasty and delicious. And you get to choose what you’re gonna have, not a huge menu, but at least your gonna have a choice maybe a salad, a soup or a sandwich of some kind or different days maybe a casserole.”
The cafe will be open every Tuesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, click here.