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Community Over Coffee

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The official podcast of Community Matters Cafe, a ministry of Charlotte Rescue Mission.

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Meet Tony

November 8th, 2019


Meet Tony, a student in our Life Skills Training Program at Community Matters Cafe. 
Tony came to Rebound in February and decided that the Life Skills Program was the next best step for him in his recovery process. He …

Meet Jenny

October 21st, 2019


Meet Jenny, our very talented Restaurant Manager! 

Jenny has 15 years of experience in the restaurant industry and was ready to leave and explore a different career path before she was offered a job here. "I felt like I …

Meet Zach

October 4th, 2019


Listen to the latest Community Over Coffee podcast episode, where we sit down with Zach, a new student in our Life Skills Training Program. 

Zach started off in the Rebound men's program at Charlotte Rescue Mission, an …

Meet Dennis

September 16th, 2019


In the latest Community Over Coffee podcast, we talk to Dennis about what his time at the cafe has been like.  He opens up about how Rebound and Community Matters Cafe has had a tremendous impact on his life, and how …

Catch up with Angela

August 24th, 2019


In our new podcast episode, catch up with Angela.

Angela graduated from our Life Skills Training Program last month and recently came by the cafe to check in with everyone. "The support doesn't go away," she shares. …

Meet Christina

August 1st, 2019


In our latest podcast, meet Christina. Christina is currently halfway through our Life Skills Training Program and has fully embraced every second of …

Hope - Harbinger of Metamorphosis

July 25th, 2019


Meet Kevin, a rising sophomore at Davidson College who has been interning with us this summer. 

“Hope is the belief and the faith that there is a …

Meet Steve

June 28th, 2019


Steve is a student (and soon to be graduate!) in our Life Skills Training Program who has really demonstrated a strong willingness to learn and better his life these past few months. 

"I'm looking for permanency," he …

Open for Business

June 5th, 2019


 “That’s taking somebody who thought they would die in addiction or die alone in prison to a place where they’re thriving and not just surviving," …

Meet Paula

May 16th, 2019


Listen to Paula Elkins, our Cafe Manager, as she reflects on all of the successes and challenges our students are facing behind the Community Matters …

Meet Lawrence

April 11th, 2019


"The day before my three job interviews, I found out I was accepted into the program. I gave up trying to make the decision and just said, 'God, what do you want me to do?' and He said, 'Spend more time with Me.'"

Meet Cindy

March 22nd, 2019


Cindy is a Dove's Nest graduate and Community Matters Cafe student, working so hard to help get this venture started and learning so many skills and lessons along the way. 

Good Soles Donation

January 30th, 2019


Jeremy Coffey, founder of the non-profit organization Good Soles, personally handed out slip-resistant shoes to all of the students enrolled in the …

Life Skills Training Program Open Discussion

January 21st, 2019


In this episode of Community Over Coffee, we sat down with Community Matters Cafe executive staff including Rita Clyburn, Clinical Director of Student Services and Tony Marciano, CEO and President of Charlotte Rescue …

Meet Anthony

January 17th, 2019


Eager to learn more about the students in our first cohort?
Listen to this episode to get to know Anthony a little better!

The story behind Community Matters Cafe

January 8th, 2019


Curious about how Charlotte Rescue Mission got the idea for Community Matters Cafe? Listen to the Mission’s Vice President and Chief Operating …

Imagine standing on stage in a cap and gown...

December 12th, 2018


Hey listeners. In this episode, we sat down with a group of our students from Charlotte Rescue Mission - Rebound. We asked them to imagine standing on stage at graduation after completing our Life Skills Training …

Week 1 Reflection

November 30th, 2018


Hey everyone, Rachel here.
I sat down with four of our cafe students yesterday coming from the Dove's Nest women's program and asked them to reflect on their first week of training and share some key takeaways.

Meet William

November 14th, 2018


William is currently enrolled in the men's recovery program at Rebound. He wants to share his story and how much he is looking forward to his future …

The beginnings

November 12th, 2018


This first episode is an interview with Tony Marciano, President and CEO of the Charlotte Rescue Mission takes us thru the origins of the Mission and the integration with Community Matters Cafe.

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