Partners Creating Community is the bridge linking three innovative, not-for-profit community organizations in an initiative designed to expand opportunities for our neighbors with intellectual differences. We know society has misjudged people we call Contributors: people who are different intellectually/developmentally, and may negotiate mental health challenges.
In recent years, Partners Creating Community established three Phoenixville-based businesses. Green Lion Breads with Founder and Head Baker, Mark Doberenz (2017) and Heart Stone Coffee with Peter Mike-Mayer (2018) both operate in Franklin Commons on the north side of Phoenixville. In 2019, Partners Creating Community opened Frog Hollow Farm, a therapeutic residential farm home for Contributors, and in 2020 they established Pear Tree Coffee Roasters, a coffee roasting business operating at the farm.
Partners Creating Community’s goal is to offer a holistic approach to serving individuals of all abilities. This approach includes a safe and stimulating farm home, meaningful work that meets real community needs, and educational and vocational programs that provide opportunities for Contributors to become more active and engaged members of their communities.