Most people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are unemployed
We're here to help change that
For too long, people with disabilities have been kept in the shadows. Rise Up Cafe, proudly located in the heart of downtown Sarasota, is about inclusion, acceptance and opportunity for all.
And there’s more
We have classrooms and staff dedicated to job skills training to help prepare our friends with intellectual and developmental disabilities to work in the shop and for other local businesses.
Rise Up Cafe has partnered with Easterseals and The Haven, two non-profits dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals by encouraging independence, championing inclusion and advocating for individual rights.