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New cafe to help recovering women in downtown Tulsa

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TULSA, Okla. - Quick facts:

  • Resonance Center for Women is opening a café at Third and Main Street in downtown Tulsa.
  • Take Two will employ women recovering from drug abuse and incarceration.
  • The non-profit is also providing a loft to handful of women.
  • They expect to open by the end of February.

Resonance Center for Women is working hard to open up a new restaurant in downtown Tulsa in a few weeks.

Executive Director Deidra Kirtley said Take Two will employ six women who have gone through one of their programs. They help women recover from drug abuse and incarceration.

They will be waiting tables and making food like prime rib sandwiches, wraps and soups at Third and Main.

Their programs helped 700 people in 2015.

Some of the workers will live in lofts right above the restaurant.

A handful of women will fit there, and they will make gradual rent payments for a few hundred dollars until they can transition to permanent housing.

It will take $250,000 to operate the restaurant they will work in.

Once they get settled, Take Two will add breakfast and deliveries to their menu, creating more jobs for the women they help.