Tengokuya Cafe (Heaven’s Cafe)

Country: Japan
Advance #3021663 DONATE NOW

Project Information

Providing counseling, inexpensive meals, tutoring and outreach ministry for the community

Describe the need affecting community

In our present community, there are people who are mentally and differently challenged, some are from dysfunctional families, and others are also the youth who have dropped out of society. Our community tends to have more people of special needs than any other communities do. The church in the community also receives people with similar needs. These needs are social problems and agenda that the society has to respond to with more effective solutions. So we are urged to take an important role to support a community. We feel this is a special mission in a particular community like ours.

How will this Advance project help to address the need?

The project coordinates with other organizations like non-profit organizations(NPOs) and schools. We have a program with one of the NPOs. We receive mentally challenged people from the NPO as a worker, and pay a certain honorarium every month through the NPO. We also have some seminars regarding community needs and concerns. School have sent a practicum student who has an opportunity to think of social problems and concerns. We also coordinates bread baking group of people who can open bread-baking classes for children who are higher brain dysfunction children.

Describe the primary goal of the project

To become a social agent to the community where various people may live together, giving a new vision for a future community.

Describe the change you would like to see in the community as a result of this Advance project

More volunteers come to help us. More people feel safe and comfortable at our cafe. Fair trade coffee is more recognized by customers.

Contact Information

Global Ministries Contact
Rev. Kyoko Kamiuchi-Cledera