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Coffee shop offering hope to those struggling with mental illness

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Coffee First is offering hope to those struggling with mental illness to find a job. (KTUL photo)

A new coffee shop opened up in town giving people who may be struggling to find a job a chance.

The Mental Health Association Oklahoma runs Coffee First. It's part of their transitional employment program that helps people who are recovering from mental health illnesses or have a criminal background.

The program is six months long and helps people learn important skills about the workforce, so they can secure a job easier.

"Being able to empower them to grow and develop professional skills and interpersonal skills even with each other as coworkers," said Clara Correa, program supervisor.

The Mental Health Association asks anyone in need to contact them at 918-585-1213. They have several programs available to get your back on your feet.

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