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Your $10 gift every month – combined with 100 people doing the same thing – will help us create another part-time job for one of our amazing women! Watch the video below and  learn more about their stories. These women come to the Coffee Connection with a history of substance abuse, many coming out of prison – that’s what “qualifies” them to work here. And as interns and then employees, they build sustainable recovery and self-sufficient lives for themselves and their families.

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Coffee Connection and Legislator Sheppard
Team Up for Training

Each year, thousands of families in New York State are struck with the tragedy of having a loved one die from abuse and overdose of opioids. In case you didn't know it (I certainly didn't) that's addiction to prescription drugs that many of us have right in our own medicine cabinets.

County Legislator James Sheppard wants to do something about it, so he is partnering with the folks over at the Women's Coffee Connection's Greenhouse Cafe on East Main Street to put together a training session that is really special.

Read the full story about this training at the Greenhouse Cafe on September 12.


Watch the TWC video story here!

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- A renewed call for action Thursday for a coordinated response to deal with the Rochester area's burgeoning opioid epidemic comes after a weekend which saw at least eight suspected heroin overdoses.  Four of those people died.

City Councilmember Molly Clifford and County Legislator Jim Sheppard said step one is the formation of a task force. They made the announcement at Women's Coffee Connection on East Main Street.

The shop employs about 30 women, all of whom are living with addiction. Joy Bergfalk, the program's executive director, their drug of choice was heroin.

"The biggest thing we can do is recognize someone with an addiction as a fellow human being," Bergfalk said.  (Read the full story.)

 Today We were SO exited to get a visit from Nev Schulman and Max Joseph from the MTV reality TV series "Catfish". Thanks for stopping in Guys see you again soon! For more information on Catfish The TV show visit there Facebook page by clicking here!

catfish coffee

 Cannonball Cafe is temporarily closed.

For bean purchases and a cup of our FRESHLY ROASTED coffee or any of our other beverages please stop into either 681 South Avenue or 2271 East Main Street. We apologize for any inconvenience.



Stacey Pum

Stacey Pum’s story is the story of the Coffee Connection. The story that women in recovery from addiction, trauma and incarceration deserve to have happy lives—and society deserves to benefit from all the skills they have. Read the full story from the Rochester Woman Magazine.

Joy Bergfalk Wins the "W" Award
Read the story in the Democrat and Chronicle

Mayor Lovely Warren shows support from City of Rochester


The Coffee Connection provides employment training and job creation for women in recovery from addiction and as a not-for-profit business sells fair trade, organic coffee to retail and wholesale customers. In partnership with Project Empower, we provide comprehensive, continuous support for women on their journey toward sustainable recovery.

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