1. Do you deliver, cater or do pop-up coffee events off site? Yes. Message us below for more info. We would love to supply your caffeine needs for your event!! Do you have a drive-through? Not yet, but hopefully someday! We do offer curb-side pickup through our Swipeby app. Just download the app on your device and search for "The Fringe Coffee House." Place your order, we get a notification of when you're arriving and we bring it out. It's faster than a drive-thru!
2. Do you help with re-entry housing or sober living housing? No, not yet. Housing is unfortunately a major need with limited resources. We would love to eventually have re-entry housing for the people who work for us and for those re-entering society post-incarceration.
3. Are you hiring? Not currently, but that changes from time to time. Send us an email below if you are interested in possible future employment. Even if we aren't hiring we are always accepting applications. We are a re-entry program so we ONLY hire returning citizens (those who have experienced incarceration.) We will need the following info: What was your charge, length of sentence, job experience and do you have any history of addiction? What is your transportation situation and availability?
4. What do you do for those battling addiction? We host a weekly recovery meeting at our shop every Wednesday at 6PM for anyone struggling with addiction or in recovery. Do you provide housing, recovery services or treatment for those in recovery? Not currently, but hopefully one day.
5. What do you do for the homeless in Hamilton? We provide free "pay it forward" meals once a day, where a meal and a coffee are provided to those living on the street. Do you accept donations of clothing or food items? Unfortunately we do not due to limited storage space in the shop. There are plenty of places in Butler County that will though. We have a list of available resources for Butler County in the shop.
6. Can we reserve the room upstairs or any area in the shop? Yes, call our shop at: 513-889-4500. 2 hour time limit.
7. How do I sign up for access to the Fringe Studio (free classes for graffiti, street art, video, video editing, songwriting and music production for all genres, hip-hop production, how to write hip-hop, guitar, piano, bass, drums, photo and photo editing) send us an email below with your age, area of interest and when you're available. The Fringe Studio is for 10-18 year olds.
8. How do I volunteer or donate to support your mission? To volunteer send us an email below with your name, age and availability. If you would like to volunteer for a special area within our prison program or re-entry program click on the "mission" page of this site and let us know which of those areas you'd like to serve in. To donate or become an ongoing financial partner of The Fringe visit: www.thefringehamilton.com/give and select the "community outreach" option. Thank you so much for your support there's no way we could do what we do without your help!
9. Are you available for speaking events? Yes, absolutely. Message us below!
10. Do you guys also have a church? Yes we planted "The Fringe Church" about 3 years ago with the launch of the coffeeshop to provide an authentic Jesus community for our city and region and those we serve. For more info on The Fringe Church visit: www.thefringehamilton.com
You can also check out The Fringe Coffee House and Re-Entry Podcast on I-Tunes or Spotify or here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1061245/episodes
The Fringe Coffee House and Re-Entry Program is an outreach of The Fringe Church in Hamilton, Ohio.
For more info visit: www.thefringehamilton.com