Local coffee shop changing lives 'one cup at a time'

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PEABODY, Mass. - Gov. Charlie Baker will tour a North Shore coffee shop Thursday that employs people with intellectual and physical disabilities to help them work to become participants in the community.

About five months ago Northeast Arc, an organization that provides services to more than 10,000 people with disabilities every year, signed a year-long lease to run Breaking Grounds Café.

Arc provides job training services and family support to help people with a wide range of disabilities fully engage in the community. The Turning 22 program benefits organizations like Northeast Arc.

It’s a unique way to help people who might have no support after the age of 22 receive the training and skills needed to become working members of society.

In Baker’s most recent budget proposal, the amount of money available to help programs like this have tripled, giving much-needed relief to families across the state.

For more information about Northeast Arc, click here.

For more information about Breaking Grounds Café, click here.

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