- September 2022 -

Opportunity Brews Confidence

COMPASSION WALK: Put Your Best Foot Forward

Walk with Us! We are less than two weeks away from the first annual Compassion Walk- Paving the Way for People of All Abilities!

Don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of something so important to our community. You can make a difference, all while having fun on a nice fall day.

All proceeds support our programs for young adults with autism, IDD, or neurodiversity right here in Connecticut. Each walker will receive a t-shirt and swag bag! YMCA will be attending the event with exclusive children’s activities.

Move Mountains With Every Step

Register Today!

Looking for the BEST Dog Treats Around?

Our puppy pals are a big part of The Nest family! Our Doggie Barks are perfect for pups of all abilities. They are made right in our shop by our neurodiverse team members with spent grains from local breweries, Surfridge Brewing Company, High Nine Brewing, and Little House Brewing Company. The donations of left over spent grains from these breweries are crucial in creating these yummy treats!

You can find our signature Doggie Barks all around tri-town at Deep River Hardware Co, Adams Hometown Markets in Deep River, The Animal Hospital of Old Saybrook, Surfridge Brewing Company, Little House Brewing Company, FoodWorks in Old Saybrook, The Perfect Pup, LLC, Simon's Marketplace in Chester, and Gracie’s Corner!

If you and your pup are hoping to give Doggie Barks a try, you can stop by with your pup at The Nest Coffee House, the Liberty Bank drive-thru in Deep River, and the Weekapaug Inn in Westerly Rhode Island!

Each time you stop into #TheNest, you support our mission to offer compassion, purpose, inclusion, & kindness – thank you!

NEST Gatherings Coming Up Soon!

Looking for a local, accepting place to meet like-minded folks?

Come join us for our Nest Gatherings!

The Nest Coffee House is proud to provide young adults with an inclusive, fun space to hang out and share their interests with others.

Check out our upcoming gatherings, and join our Meetup Group for more information.

Nest Gatherings are made possible through generous grants from The Community Foundation of Middlesex County and American Savings Bank

Creator Spotlight!

This summer, we were able to combine the experience that comes from N.E.S.T and the ability to share exceptional art at the Possibilities Boutique at The Nest! Aidan Rascoe, from Old Saybrook was an N.E.S.T intern, and was able to spend this summer receiving mentorship on consignorship and illustration from local artist, Jean Wood! AND NOW he is a Possibilities Boutique Consignor!

One of Aidan’s favorite things to draw is elephants, and his elephant match boxes and cards can officially be found at our boutique! Aidan is also selling bookmarks and packs of cards that feature his funky birds. Aidan’s hope is that his passion for art can inspire other artists like him. Way to go Aidan!

Come check out Aidan’s work and the work of many other talented artists at the Possibilities Boutique at The Nest!

For more information on the Possibilities Boutique at The Nest and becoming a consignor with us, please visit here.

Visit the Possibilities Boutique!

Mission Moment: Celebrate our Summer Interns

This summer we hosted 10 amazing interns from 3 area school districts, and are excited to provide employment opportunities for the students in your transition programs this fall. As the summer starts to wind down, we are preparing to welcome new interns!

Our N.E.S.T (New Employment Skills Training) Program continues to provide enriching work experiences for our interns of all abilities with help from a generous grant from the Liberty Bank Foundation!

There’s Power and Purpose in Every Purchase