Our café has been running since March, and the people who come love it. But the core group are folks who already knew JF&CS through other programs or who are the adventuresome types! And they are wonderful, but it's been difficult to bring in a wider circle of guests. I'd really like to reach people who are more isolated and most need to connect with others through a café. So far, I've been reaching out to providers, support group facilitators, etc,, and also trying to spread the word through cable TV shows and local papers, where I can describe the café in greater detail.
I'd love any responses to these two questions:
- Have you found any great approaches for getting the word out?
- How long did it take for your café to establish solid attendance, and how many guests do you usually get?
Thanks so much!