ADEC opened the first Gaining Grounds Coffee Shop in 2019 as a way to establish common ground between the people we serve and our community. The goal was to entice people in with a fresh cuppa joe and keep them coming back for the friendships they form with the individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities we serve at ADEC. It has worked! Stop in either of our Gaining Grounds Coffee Shops, and you’ll see authentic relationships that were formed over a cup of coffee.
Our Gaining Grounds Coffee Shops also brew up opportunity for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We proudly employ individuals with disabilities as baristas, and we display the one-of-a-kind artwork created by the people we serve in ADEC’s five day service locations. When you make a purchase from Gaining Grounds — you are providing choice and possibility to the people we serve at ADEC.