About Us

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Central City Coffee®

Central City Coffee is a women's empowerment job training program. We specialize in helping single mothers achieve gainful permanent employment and self-sufficiency.

Most of our mothers are coming from a background of homelessness, substance abuse, and involvement with the criminal justice system.

Our program uses a combination of mentoring, specialized employment case management, and a variety of sales, clerical, life management skills to build long-lasting change and confidence in all our trainee's lives.



Sarah Porter explains how the program works and the skills that our trainees learn.  



Nossa Familia interview with Sarah Porter and Lisa Quinn.



Congratulations to Lisa Quinn our Sales and Marketing Representative.  She was selected from more than 400 applicants to receive a scholarship to attend Boot Coffee.




Want to support Central City Coffee?

Your generous help can change the lives of vulnerable women and children in your community.

Make a financial contribution, purchase our coffee in stores, online, at your local farmers market or for your office! 


Central City Concern

Central City Concern (CCC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was founded in 1979 in Portland, Oregon. Over the years, it evolved to meet the increasingly complex needs of homeless and very low income individuals. Central City Concern first stabilizes lives by securing safe and affordable housing for clients. Individuals also improve their health and connect to a new network of peers who support a clean and sober lifestyle. Employment is the final step to self-sufficiency and Central City Concern brings a creative and intensive approach to this phase. We offer volunteerism and training opportunities as interim steps to employment for those who need a more gradual entry into the work world. Central City Concern’s Employment Access Center has placed thousands of people in jobs, creating self-sufficiency and hopeful futures. Volunteers help CCC across all program areas and donations help the agency meet critical needs and develop new programming. In addition, CCC embraces an entrepreneurial spirit and has pursued unique revenue-generating opportunities over the years, including Central City Coffee and other social enterprise operations are members of the REDF portfolio. Find out more about Central City Concern at centralcityconcern.org