Inspired Coffee: Lake Geneva, WI

Just have to give a shout out to a little coffee shop I adore that I've visited on each of our last three trips to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. I'm not a coffee drinker, but I do love to sit and linger in a cute coffee shop sometimes with a cup of tea and maybe a light meal if they have a lunch menu.

There's a lot to love about this place, but it's not the tea or the baked good or the location or the atmosphere that give this shop a special place in my heart. It's their mission. It's also a workplace that supports those with intellectual disabilities, giving them a purpose and a place in their community.

According to their website: Unlike other coffee shops employing people with disabilities, Inspired is a training ground – a 12-month, paid training program. We have created a system to train, coach and prepare individuals for fully integrated employment in the community through teaching critical, on-the-job hard skills and often overlooked soft skills such as dependability, communication, taking initiative, problem solving and remaining focused on the job."

If you find yourself in Lake Geneva, be sure to head downtown and pay this place a visit. It's right across from the lake and within the fun shopping and dining area.