CUP is a Florida Non-Profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, that will operate integrated inclusive coffeehouses. In the summer of 2022, CUP will open its first coffeehouse in South Tampa Florida that will employ individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs), providing a place for people of all abilities to work together.
Ultimately, CUP will encompass much more than a single coffeehouse. Our goal is to provide comprehensive support, including but not limited to residential facilities, social services, family programs, recreation and much more. The need for employment opportunities for individuals with IDDs is profound, the need for integrated employment opportunities is even more so. CUP will address this issue and will make a difference in the lives of many in our community and beyond!
Our coffee is bold. So is our mission.
Approximately 5 million people of the more than 300 million people living in United States have an intellectual or developmental disability (IDD).
The U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment classifies integrated employment as jobs held by people with disabilities in typical workplace settings where most persons employed are not persons with disabilities. Integrated employment opportunities for individuals with IDDs are extremely limited. There is a need in our South Tampa community and beyond to provide integrated and inclusive employment opportunities for individuals with IDDs. CUP will address that need!