At C3 Cafe Naples, our mission is to care for the community by offering a safe and warm environment for our neighbors to relax, have a great cup of coffee and for those in need, share a meal. To empower lives by fostering deeper community connections and providing opportunities for positive change.
Proceeds from the sales of coffee go directly to helping our local community in the areas of homelessness prevention, social entrepreneurship, mental health awareness and recovery from addiction. We are all about helping those in need get back on their feet - and what better way to start with a strong cup of coffee!
We accomplish this through a youth drop in recreation center linked to youth development activities and workforce programs centered on instilling the importance of service to others, substance use prevention, mentorship, 21st century skills , career soft skills and entrepreneurial education opportunities. We also have a workforce track for under and unemployed adults where our onsite Cafe serves as a hands-on learning lab. We have partnered with the Collier Homeless Coalition to improve the continuum of service for youth and families in our area in need of support.
With your help through donations and proceeds from high quality coffee, it is our mission to give people a purpose while they're getting back on their feet. We work closely with Recovery Groups, Collier County Homeless Coalition and others to provide individual case management, giving those in need of a hand up all the tools they need, not just to survive, but to thrive as a productive part of our community. As we grow, it is our goal to add social entrepreneurship and financial classes so that individuals can learn how to start their own food truck businesses as an extension of the Café.
Want to Volunteer?
We are looking for volunteers who want to serve and develop friendships with their neighbors in our community. If this is you, please contact us.
Most people don’t associate Naples, Florida with hunger, homelessness or addiction. When tourists arrive here, they observe beautiful beaches, fine dining, exotic cars and expensive homes in gated communities. Naples is home to approximately 90 golf courses and has been called the golf capital of the world. But if one were to drive into center Naples on one of the back roads, an observant person would notice neighborhoods and apartment buildings that probably won’t make it into the tourism brochure. If you look even deeper into the patches of undeveloped property and woods scattered throughout Naples, you might be surprised to find tents where those experiencing homelessness live – in fact, Naples is home to a place called “Tent City”. But hunger is not a problem limited to those experiencing homelessness – there are many people here in Naples who have suffered financial loss due to circumstances outside their control and are now struggling to feed themselves or their families.
Addiction is on the rise since the onset of COVID, many don't realize that addiction is a progressive disease propelled now by isolation during the pandemic. There has been a drastic inscrease in substance abuse and increased mental illness due to the fallout from the pandemic. We seek to get these individuals partnered up with all of the proper tools to get their lives back on track. SWFL now becomming once of the most expensive places to live in the United States has created an increased demand in affordable housing. C3 Cafe is diligently working with local community partners to assist those in need to get to the root of the problem, rebuilding their lives and work towards preventing the increased number of homelessness in SWFL due to the drastic increase in housing prices and inflation.
1048 Castello Drive, Naples, FL 34103