At Helpings Café, Catering and Market, you will find specialty coffee, freshly baked pastries, and delicious breakfast and lunch items prepared in-house by our talented team.
More than just a café, Helpings is a social enterprise and subsidiary of UMOM New Day Centers. Our mission is to strengthen our community and make a social impact through our delicious, handcrafted food. Every purchase goes right back into our programs and services to help UMOM clients find jobs and an affordable place to live.
Your coffee, breakfast or catered team lunch helps restore hope, rebuild lives, and end homelessness for families and single women in our community.
UMOM’s social enterprise team, led by award-winning Chef Dina Altieri, has combined 100 years of experience crafting deliciousness. This passionate team creates culinary magic with heart and soul and a focus on making our community a better place to live.
UMOM’s Homegrown Training Program is where hope meets opportunity. This six-week curriculum engages students in barista, culinary, and customer service skills training. Each student graduates with 120 hours of hands-on food service experience, job readiness training, and a food handlers certification.
The Homegrown Training program provides a skillset that leads to employment and stable income, putting a home within reach.
a Better Future
“As a recovering addict, the journey I went on with rehab taught me to take on challenges and build courage. When it’s uncomfortable, you go forward.”
Meet Laura. A previous UMOM client and Homegrown graduate, Laura is now a dedicated UMOM employee.
Laura overcame addiction and homelessness. Since graduating from Homegrown, she’s risen from dishwasher to cook and is now supporting herself and her four children independently in their own home.
“I took a chance in joining the Homegrown program and found I loved the kitchen. Now I’ve got such a sense of purpose from helping people like myself to find their strength to move forward.”
Helpings Cafe, Catering and Market
3333 E. Van Buren Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Monday – Friday: 7am – 3pm
Saturday – Sunday: Closed