Frequently Asked Questions
What are your hours of operation?
We are open daily between the hours of 6am and 9pm. Come by!
Where are you located?
We are located at 3039 W Fullerton, Chicago, IL 60647, in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood.
What does 100% of proceeds mean? Where do the proceeds go?
After we have paid our operating costs and our employees, 100% of proceeds get donated to Hope For The Day. At the end of 2018, we will making our first big contribution to Hope For The Day from Sip of Hope and we can't wait to share with our community all of the great work we have done together.
What is Hope For The Day?
Hope For The Day is a Chicago-based non-profit that does proactive suicide prevention through outreach and mental health education. To learn more, click here.
Hope For The Day was founded in 2011 by Jonny Boucher after the suicide completion of his boss and mentor in the music industry Mike Scanland. That moment compelled Jonny to take action and HFTD was created as a way to honor not only Mike, but all the friends and family members Jonny knew who died by suicide. Jonny left working in the music industry to dedicate pressing the conversation.
HFTD began small, doing outreach at music venues in Chicago. Jonny would hand out flyers and speak on stage whenever possible. The more Jonny spoke, the more people responded and wanted to take this message out of the venues into their personal, professional, and social spaces. That is how we started to grow into partnering with national, and international music tours. By 2014 we were no longer just in music spaces, but were engaging populations in schools, community spaces, and businesses.
Today HFTD is a team made up of a rich spectrum of identities and backgrounds that bring understanding, sensitivity, and appreciation to the impact of mental health within numerous intersections and cultural contexts. Our team is especially unique for being a mental health non-profit run by a majority of individuals with lived experience. We are a squad fervently dedicated to growing and pressing the proactive message each day. We are all in this together passionately dedicated to letting others know and understand why IT’S OK NOT TO BE OK!
Who owns the coffee shop?
Hope For The Day owns and operates Sip of Hope as a social enterprise to financially support our proactive suicide prevention and mental health education programming. Dark Matter Coffee is one of HFTD's Partners in Prevention and has supported HFTD since 2013. Dark Matter has helped us in many ways, guiding, educating, and training us to get to opening day as an extension of the work that we have been doing for many years by utilizing coffee as a vehicle to break the silence around mental health and suicide. We are in this together.
How do I get involved?
If you have a cool idea for something related to the coffee shop, please use the contact form. If you would like to volunteer at local mental health outreach events, visit Hope For The Day's site at HFTD.org.