Latin-Inspired Coffee and Homemade Food
Jabez Café supports immigrant families with special needs children aged 16-21. We provide an employment-training program and work experience for young adults with developmental disabilities. Jabez Café creates a safe environment for building job skills, confidence and independence. We create a sense of community and build awareness of the barriers people with disabilities face.
Jabez Café was founded in 2022 by IC Compassion staff member Pastor Dayrin Lovan and a group of immigrant parents seeking to help their young adult children live independent lives and build a greater sense of community for their families. We offer coffee, smoothies and culturally-inspired food. All menu items are donation based.
Café Location and Hours
We are located within IC Compassion
Thursdays and Fridays
Food available 9am - 2pm, drinks until 3pm
Jabez Café is made possible through your generosity.
Select "Jabez Café" on our donation page.
Partners and Donors
Iowa City Community School District
Iowa City High School
Parent Volunteer Committee
University of Iowa Center for Disabilities and Development
Clear Creek Elementary
This program is made possible through a generous grant from Amerigroup