Cedarburg Mercantile:

Friendship Bakery

About Friendship Bakery

Friendship Cafe & Bakery was created to address a vocational education gap that occurs for high school graduates with disabilities. Many of these graduates have limited employment options consisting of a narrow range of tasks or community participation programs. Friendship Cafe & Bakery provides an outstanding alternative.

Adults with disabilities 18+, have the opportunity to learn the important skills needed to operate a cafe and bakery. From making a latte, running the register, mixing ingredients, decorating desserts, to packaging finished products and delivering the delicious pastries and challah to your door, our trainees are involved in it all.

Participants receive the opportunity to meaningfully contribute to a business in a challenging, safe, supervised environment. The Friendship Cafe & Bakery equips them with valuable skills for employment. Most importantly, it builds independence and self-esteem giving each individual a sense of purpose and ownership for their work.

The majority of the preparation will be done independently with Friendship Circle staff checking each step and providing support when needed. There will be a number of volunteers on hand to assist when necessary.

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Blossom IDD offers free resources to not only educate the general public, but also help individuals with IDD and their families realize their full potential by helping them find jobs and develop the skills to make an impact on society.