In May of 2013, Mainstay opened a café to address the gap in employability for clients, helping them develop the skills they need to enter the workforce and provide for their families. Dandelion is a full-service restaurant and caters a wide range of events as well as offering weekday breakfast and lunch. The program is designed to assist clients in building skills and the experience to obtain lasting employment and financial sustainability. Intern opportunities are also available in the Safelight Resale Store for those interested in retail rather than food service training options. Our Resale store was the first in Henderson County, opening in 1990! In 2016 and 2017, the Client Intern program was expanded to include the Resale Store and Sewing internships (Sewing on hold in 2022 due to lack of funds and client interest).
Where Interns Train