With a planned opening in late 2019, Mojo Coffee Bar will be an amazing coffee shop staffed by local people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We will provide secure, successful jobs which in turn will help our employees form meaningful friendships with their peers; live independently; improve their public speaking, develop self-advocacy and communication skills; and feel valued and included by society. We want to celebrate and honor their special abilities. In addition, we'll have a classroom and staff dedicated to job skills training to help prepare our differently-abled friends work in the coffee shop as well as for other businesses in the Sarasota, Florida area.
Beaver Shriver of The Shriver is the driving force behind Mojo Coffee Bar. Beaver is partnering with a nonprofit, The Haven to help with all aspects of the project from providing the onsite job skills training to staff transportation to even the baked goods that will be sold in the shop.
Learn more about The Haven and the important services they provide for 800 differently-abled individuals every day.