Yummy Finds operated independently from 2009 to 2016 as a quaint sandwich & cupcake shoppe serving Victoria, Texas. From the start, Yummy Finds has always been proud to offer fresh cut, high-quality deli meat & cheese & new cupcake flavors. Early in 2016, owner Courtney Figuerova felt led to close the doors to Yummy Finds, & understood that there would be blessing in obediently following God’s calling.
Soon after closing the shoppe doors, Courtney was introduced to the Executive Director of Perpetual Help Home & a partnership was formed. Perpetual Help Home is a Christian-based, permanent supportive housing organization that moves women toward independence with transitional support & new life-skills training. Together, Yummy Finds & Perpetual Help Home re-opened the doors in May of 2017 & began a Restaurant Academy which was designed to hire PHH residents & train them in on-the-job skills required for success in the restaurant industry.
Perpetual Help Home
Perpetual Help Home is a housing program for woman and their children that has been in operation since 1995.
Since our doors opened in 1995, we've experienced exciting growth and continue to have an impact on our community. The primary success of the home is that the staff has provided a safe loving environment for women to change not only their life but also the lives of their children!
Over the years, we saw great success in women changing behaviors to live healthy lives, but the ability to earn a decent wage was an on-going challenge. So in 2006, we opened the social enterprise of the Center for Peace to provide women an opportunity to learn skills to earn more.
Restaurant Academy is a 6-month on the job training offered to women who want to work in the restaurant industry but have no experience or significant employment barriers. This unique model is offered through the Center for Peace a social enterprise of Perpetual Help Home.
Students participating in Restaurant Academy will take classes at the Center for Peace covering the following topics:
Servers Play by Play
Learning Your Menu
And many more....
Students will also work part-time at Yummy Finds to gain hands-on training in the restaurant.
Each week students will be evaluated on:
Upon completion Restaurant Academy graduates will receive a portfolio assessment that summarizes their work experience throughout the process that will enable them to apply at local popular restaurants partners for jobs enabling them to earn enough to become financially independent.
why does my purchase matter?!
You may be asking, what part do I play? How does my purchase at Yummy Finds play a part in making a difference in the lives of others? With the partnership that has been formed between Yummy Finds & Perpetual Help Home, 50% of profits that come through the door are given to Perpetual Help Home to help support this non-profit organization. Whether you are stopping by simply for a sweet treat, or enjoying a yummy lunch with us, your purchase matters. We can continue to love on the women who come through our doors and give them opportunity because of you. We thank you in advance for what you do.