Logo for the Daily Diner, the Mission’s self-supporting restaurant and training program.

Frogtown’s newest neighborhood gathering place, the Daily Diner, is a self-supporting restaurant and training program where participants add culinary skills and practical experience to their résumé, paving the way for future employment.

After two years, this bold program proves to be cost-prohibitive relative to the number of participants trained. The Mission makes the difficult decision to close the program in 2015.

Photos courtesy of the Union Gospel Mission.