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Brewing opportunities for people who are differently abled

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Whole Latte Love Cafe’s vision is a world where people with disabilities live their best lives through fulfilling employment, meaningful relationships and community engagement.

More than a cup of joe

Whole Latte Love Cafe is a nonprofit social enterprise disguised as a coffee shop providing paid training opportunities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Beth Humbert founded the cafe in 2018 and opened it to the public in 2021 as a training facility with a mission to enhance the quality of life of folks like her daughter Caroline, who was born differently abled. Through the cafe, participants gain customer-service and soft-skills training, career exploration opportunities, as well as on-the-job work experiences.

“Whole Latte Love Cafe not only empowers individuals but also challenges the assumptions we as a society make about people who are different. Their work helps make our community more inclusive.”

– Scott Mitchell, owner of Scott Mitchell Insurance Agency and Whole Latte Love Cafe board member

The cafe offers a path towards greater independence for those who have graduated from high school and are seeking assistance with gainful employment. The platform is changing the disability lens by enriching the community with its welcoming environment, celebrating differences one cup at a time.

 

Partners for inclusion

From the start, Scott Mitchell Insurance Agency recognized the importance of Whole Latte Love Cafe’s mission and wanted to help the organization succeed. “Whole Latte Love Cafe not only empowers individuals but also challenges the assumptions we as a society make about people who are different,” says Scott Mitchell, the agency’s owner. “Their work helps make our community more inclusive.”

Scott has served on the board since 2020, and his agency continues to actively support Whole Latte Love Cafe. Throughout the past year, they’ve made donations, volunteered at fundraising events and helped secure two sponsors. These sponsors provided crucial financial assistance, covering the monthly rent on the cafe space.

“Scott Mitchell Insurance Agency has supported us from day one. … Through their unwavering commitment, Scott exemplifies what true community partnerships look like.”

– Beth Humbert, executive director of Whole Latte Love Cafe

With help from community partners like Scott Mitchell Insurance Agency, Beth’s dream has become a reality. “Scott Mitchell Insurance Agency has supported us from day one and has been an operational resource of guidance,” Beth said. “Through their unwavering commitment, Scott exemplifies what true community partnership looks like.” But there’s more work to be done.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the labor force participation rate for people with disabilities age 16 and up in 2023 was just 24.2%, compared to 68% for people without a disability. Whole Latte Love Cafe has plans to expand their services, and you can help them achieve their goals.

 

Vote to make a positive change

A Make More Happen Award would help Whole Latte Love Cafe reach more people in need of training opportunities and continue to positively change how people recognize, value, accept, respect and include others.

Your vote today would help Whole Latte Love Cafe spread awareness for an underserved population that deserves to be accepted and included in the workforce.

 

Help Scott Mitchell Insurance Agency win $10,000 for Whole Latte Love Cafe by clicking the vote button. Get them an extra vote by cheering them on in the comments below by May 31, 2024.

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Rick Shaver
21 days ago

I love my Whole Latte Love coffee mug and I can’t wait to visit the cafe this summer and make new friends.

Beth Phillips
24 days ago

Love to spread the word about mission of Latte n avocado toast It’s the best. Love the energy n friendly atmosphere Great place to meet up with friends

Ginette L. Rostedt
24 days ago

Good coffee. Pleasant atmosphere. Friendly and helpful staff.

Patti
26 days ago

The best coffee and the best people! Love my morning visit!

Diane Adams
26 days ago

You’ve never had a cup full of coffee, until you’ve been filled at Whole Latte Love Cafe – heart, soul, smiles and amazing coffee! An incredible mission showing the success of empowerment with individuals with different and amazing abilities! We’re lucky to have this cafe in our community!

Ron Lauber
26 days ago

Whole Latte Love Cafe great place, wonderful people. They do spread the love

Janice
26 days ago

This is a hidden treasure and one of my favorite spots. The coffee, egg souffle, energy bites and gluten free avocado toast are my favorites!

Dean Cutlip
26 days ago

I love going to Whole Latte Love Cafe. The coffee and muffins are great, and the staff is wonderful!

Michelle
26 days ago

My niece,my daughter, my golden retriever and I love to visit the WLLC. Friendly people, great service, and good food and drinks make this place so special.

Laura
26 days ago

A taste of heaven on Earth, both the treats and the atmosphere. Good stuff!

Malinda
26 days ago

When I travel from Texas to visit my Ohio family, WLLC is always on my itinerary at least once during my stay.

Abby S
26 days ago

Whole Latte Love Cafe is doing great work and making a difference in the community!

Holly M
26 days ago

Love Whole Latte Love Cafe’s mission and appreciate Scott Mitchell Insurance Agency’s support of this wonderful business.

Ashley Mixon
26 days ago

Great work!!

Alex C
26 days ago

Amazing cause!

Andrea Rideout
26 days ago

We need more businesses like you. What a great cause!

Jean Hanlon
27 days ago

Always an uplifting place to go for a coffee or tea break

Lisa M
27 days ago

Wonderful service with cheerful smiles! The coffee and food is great too!!

Colleen
27 days ago

Wonderful place to meet up with friends and enjoy a delicious cup of chai latte.

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