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1/16/2018 Thanks to the three Tucson Whole Foods Markets and everyone who joined us there on January 11, 2018! We raised over $6,000 with your help for Cafe 54's job training services! Hooray!

Located in downtown Tucson, Arizona, Café 54 is an eclectic bistro and an award-winning employment training program for adults in mental health recovery.

Café 54 offers fresh, gourmet lunch for dine-in or takeout Monday through Friday, and can cater events of any size or style.

 

Call

(520) 622-1907

 

Visit

54 E Pennington St
Tucson, AZ 85701

 

Hours

Monday 11am—2pm
Tuesday 11am—2pm
Wednesday 11am—2pm
Thursday 11am—2pm
Friday 11am—2pm
Saturday closed
Sunday closed

CATERING

Cafe 54's current catering options include hot and continental breakfast, boxed and buffet lunches, and dinner, dessert, and appetizers.

Cafe 54 is a non-profit training program in addition to being a restaurant, which means that all catering and food sales are tax free.

Check out our new boxed lunch menu here, and our new breakfast catering menu here!

Call our catering manager at 520.622.1907 or email at catering@cafe54.org today to discuss how Cafe 54 can make your next event special.

 
Mindy Bernstein, founder of Café 54 and Coyote TaskForce's Executive Director

Mindy Bernstein, founder of Café 54 and Coyote TaskForce's Executive Director

WHO WE ARE

Café 54, a program of Coyote TaskForce, is a unique employment-training program for adults recovering from mental illnesses.  Café trainees receive on-the-job training as cooks, pastry chefs, cashiers, and dishwashers.  With the opportunities provided by Café 54, the trainees are on their way to independent employment in the community.

At Café 54 our mission is fourfold:

  • Assisting individuals with mental illnesses to become independent, tax-paying citizens
  • Providing the restaurant community with reliable employees who have had training and first-hand experience
  • Providing trainees with the tools they need to express their inherent talents and skills
  • Reducing the stigma surrounding mental illnesses by shifting focus from disabilities to abilities
 
 
 

OUR HISTORY

Coyote TaskForce (CTF) is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide high quality employment services, public awareness, and advocacy for adults living with serious mental illnesses, in the belief that work is an integral part of recovery and well-being.

CTF was established by a group of clubhouse members, mental health workers, families, and advocates as a consumer-run business and was awarded the contract to run Our Place Clubhouse in November 1992.  For over twenty years, Coyote TaskForce has been under the direction of Mindy Bernstein, who holds over 30 years of clinical and administrative experience working with adults with disabilities.

Mindy opened Café 54 in 2004, a revolutionary restaurant that simultaneously dismantles the stigma of mental illness while providing hands-on work training and job development for adults in mental health recovery, as well as delicious, fresh cuisine and catering.

CTF is a proud owner of its own building and facilities, a unique, dignified, and professional space designed by members and staff. Our Place Clubhouse and Café 54 are conveniently located downtown, near the Ronstadt Transit Center.

 

To find out more about Cafe 54 and our other programs, complete the form below.

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Truck 54

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Truck 54 has closed for business after a wonderful three years of serving up great food and putting mental health recovery to work. We thank the Tucson community for its understanding and support, and encourage Truck 54 fans to join us for lunch at the Café or check out our catering instead!

Give

Cafe 54 warmly thanks all those who have supported our mission of mental health recovery through employment.

To donate, please click here. Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. CTF is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit and Qualifying Charitable Organization in Arizona.

We are grateful for the support of our community partners:

The Boilard-Harkin Family Advised Fund

Buffalo Exchange

Caylor Construction

Cenpatico Integrated Care

The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona

Dorrance Scholarship Programs

Freedom Smoke USA

Johnny Gibson's Downtown Market

The David and Lura Lovell Foundation

Sparkle Cleaners

Tucson Presidio Rotary Club

Vantage West Credit Union

OTHER PEER AND FAMILY RUN MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES IN TUCSON AND PIMA COUNTY

 

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Southern Arizona

www.namisa.org

6122 E. 22nd St. Tucson, AZ 85711

(520) 622-5582

 

HOPE, Inc.

http://www.hopetucson.org

1200 N. Country Club Drive Tucson, AZ 85716

(520) 770-1197

 

CLICK HERE FOR CENPATICO'S LIST OF PFROS IN SOUTHERN ARIZONA.