For more information, please see the DryHootch Web site.

Address: 1030 E. Brady St. and/or 4801 W. National Ave.

Transportation:

Orientation: TBD

Days/Hours of Operation: Students can find out specific days and times for service learning during the Service Learning Sign-Up Night.

Description of Agency/Activities: Dryhootch is a nonprofit 501c3 organization formed by combat Veterans to help Veterans returning home. Dryhootch was envisioned as a place where Veterans could gather informally in a coffee house that would provide a safe, comfortable, drug and alcohol free environment. The idea revolved around the creation of a retail coffee shop run by and for Veterans, but also supporting an extended network of Veteran families, and encouraging interaction with the community as a whole. "Hootch" was the term for a hut or other safe place to sleep commonly used in the Vietnam combat theater, and is also a play on the word's association with alcohol - one of the major problems for Veterans of all eras. The term "dry" denotes the organization's mission to provide a social gathering place for Veterans that is free of alcohol. Thus the concept behind "Dryhootch" was a desire to establish a coffee house or café like environment that is dedicated to “helping Veterans who survived the war, survive the peace.”

Student Role in Agency: TBD

Commitment: TBD

 


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