As Las Vegas Valley residents clear their mental fog with their morning coffee, they can now help survivors gain confidence and learn valuable business skills to help them on the path to financial independence.
SafeNest, Nevada’s largest, most comprehensive nonprofit dedicated to ending domestic and sexual violence in Clark County, is launching SafeNest Coffee to provide survivors the opportunity to work towards long-term economic self-sufficiency and lives free from abuse.
“Economic instability is a link that binds victims to their abusers,” said SafeNest Chief Executive Officer Liz Ortenburger. “The goal of SafeNest Coffee is to provide survivors with workplace training and a paycheck AND give individuals, organizations, and businesses an opportunity to make an impact by doing something as simple as having a cup of coffee.”
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violent (NCADV), up to 99% of domestic violence victims experience economic abuse and lack of finances is often cited as the biggest barrier to leaving an abusive relationship.
Purchases of SafeNest Coffee are fulfilled by SafeNest shelter residents as they work to learn valuable job skills, gain financial independence, and rebuild their confidence. Jobs include Fulfillment & Shipping, Sales & Marketing, and Community Engagement, as well as employment training classes that include Courageous Communications, Public Speaking, Conflict Resolution and Leadership Development. Interested shelter residents can work up to 100 hours at a rate of $15/hour.
SafeNest Coffee is packaged in a branded box and can be shipped to homes or businesses in the United States. The cost is $45 for two 1-pound bags of whole-bean or preground coffee. K-pods will be available mid-August. Monthly subscriptions are available and offer a $5 discount per box. SafeNest Coffee orders will be shipped on Thursdays and Fridays, beginning July 15.
Visit https://safenest.org/coffee/ to order.
SafeNest is Nevada’s largest and most comprehensive nonprofit agency dedicated to ending the epidemics of domestic and sexual violence in Clark County. Since opening its doors in 1977, SafeNest has answered over 500,000 hotline calls and sheltered over 20,000 individuals. Programs include: 24-hour domestic violence hotline, confidential shelter, protection order services, counseling, advocacy, court assistance and prevention education. For more information, visit www.safenest.org. For immediate help and support, call or text the 24/7 domestic violence hotline at 702-646-4981.