HOPES Center of Racine, Inc. Fair Trade Coffee Shop and Retail StoreNon-Profit
505 Sixth St. , 507 Sixth St.
Racine , WI 53403 (view map)
Coffee Shop Mon-Sat 7am-5pm
Retail Store Mon-Sat 9am-5pm
HOPES Center is a sponsored ministry of the Racine Dominicans. Its mission is to look at the causes and consequences of poverty both locally and globally and to take steps to alleviate these.
- Globally we change lives one purchase at a time. Our fair trade coffee and gift shops sell only fair trade certified products. Fair Trade means that the producers are paid a fair wage, workers are guaranteed safe working conditions, production is done in environmentally friendly ways, and no children are exploited as slave labor.
- Locally we change one life at a time. Through counseling and the provision of healing arts practices ( Acupuncture, Chiropractic Care, Massage, Art Therapy and Spiritual Guidance), HOPES Center serves homeless persons in Racine who are homeless and suffering from mental health issues and/or drug and alcohol addictions. Chronically homeless persons with mental health and/or AODA diagnosis are provided intensive case management services. We aim at assisting our clients to become more self-sustaining community members.
HOPES Center is also about educating our community to the benefits of Fair Trade and the stories behind the products we sell. The retail ventures help support the counseling and case management services we provide to those unable to afford this type of care. Come visit us!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WELCOME SPRING WITH SILLINESS DURING FIRST FRIDAY’S IN DOWNTOWN RACINE!
Downtown Racine Merchants kick off the 2013 season of the popular First Friday’s on April 5th from 6-9pm!
Discover the shops, galleries & museums in downtown Racine on April 5th as the 9th annual First Friday event unfolds for the season. Over 50 downtown businesses collaborate to bring you this fun filled evening of shopping, dining, music and more.
Wander our charming historic shopping district or treat yourself to a horse drawn carriage ride. With live local music inside several shops, hands on activities, demonstrations, shopping & dining specials you’ll want to explore all that downtown Racine has to offer
Spend an evening with friends and family enjoying downtown….the BEST of Racine.
Visit our website www.firstfridaysracine.com for information about the latest happenings, in store specials and links to your favorite spots downtown.