What We Do - Social Enterprises


Sun Ministries operates six social enterprises in the Hyde Park neighborhood. These allow us to provide jobs for our Narrow Gate participants and to provide financially for our work. These consist of the following.


Sun Cafe - Opened in February of 2014. The cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner all day. It also has a full service coffee shop and Ice cream as well as fresh baked goods. We also host concerts, artists, and other events and meetings. You can visit the Sun Cafe web site by clicking here.


Wood Shop - Our shop is located at 1515 Newhouse Ave. It works in repurposed material. We make products from repurposed shipping pallets and countertop material. We also make unique items from upcycled antique architectural elements.


Sewing Center - The sewing center makes a variety of items from repurposed fabric and burlap coffee bean bags. These are sold both wholesale and retail. Look for many new items to come out of this venture in the coming year.


Lawn Care - We mow lots. Lots and lots of lots. We started in the spring of 2015.


Maintenance Services - We provide make ready services for our partners that manage rental properties. Last year we expanded into tuckpointing and TPO roofing. This service also rehabs and maiontains the properties owned byu us.


Our latest venture is a showroom for our locally made products and second hand store. It is located at 1500 Salisbury and called The Second Chance Bazaar.