When we pass them on the street, we pretend they don’t exist. They are the people on the building steps, under the overpass, in the alleyway, under the blanket. They are people who are homeless, and they are essentially nameless and faceless.
We exist to change that.
The Crescent City Cafe serves people who are homeless with dignity. We greet them, seat them and request their food and beverage order. We demonstrate respect. We transfer hope. And we hope that through our actions, homeless stops being a brand and starts being a circumstance – a real crisis that a real person is currently experiencing.
“I believe in human dignity as the source of national purpose, human liberty as the source of national action, the human heart as the source of national compassion, and in the human mind as the source of our invention and our ideas.” – John F. Kennedy