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Our Mission Statement

To make a difference one by one in lives recovering from hardships of life; to provide experiential education in life with skills preparing them for success.

Our vision is to treat all people with respect, dignity and honesty, as each is created for a unique plan and purpose. Our commitment is to minister to, facilitate and equip each Starfish student with tools to fully and completely reach their potential.

The Student Experience

In this 8-20 week experiential learning program, students 18 and older receive hands-on training in restaurant, job, and life skills. The courses include:

  • Preparing dressings, sauces, soups, and bread from scratch
  • Preparing sandwiches, salads, appetizers
  • Serving / waiting tables
  • Resiliency Training and Personal Life Coaching
  • Anger Management courses
  • Financial literacy
  • Other enriching lessons offered by the program and community members

Expenses and Rewards


The hard costs for each student training is $4,000 which covers expenses for:

  • Uniforms
  • Course Books / Materials
  • Required Drug Testing
  • Meals during training hours
  • ServeSafe Examination Fee
  • $100 each week, placed in a work incentive account for disbursement in the year following graduation of the program with weekly employment or community service of 25 hours/week for the first 6 months.

Tips and donations help support the escrow fund, and student tuition. We greatly appreciate your generosity!

This program is not free, but no student is refused because of financial ability to pay. We are blessed to have donors who sponsor students. If you are interested in supporting our student program, please consider becoming a donor!


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You can also send donations here:
PNEUMA Winds of Hope @ 113 Cecilia St. Bay Saint Louis, MS 39520

News & Events

Commitment to Wellness

What does that mean for you?  We purchase our foods from local growers and grocery stores.  Additionally, our gardens are full of herbs, veggies, and edible flowers that are incorporated into our recipes for the  FULLEST of fresh flavors!

Please let us know if you have special dietary needs or allergies!  We want your experience here at Starfish to be enjoyable and our kitchen is ready to make any dish with the adjustments you need!!

As a community partner, and one who is interested in healthy living, we sponsor health related workshops, Health Focused Cooking Classes, Carbon Footprint Discussions, and Hands On Garden Experience.  We also work collaboratively with local schools and health providers in community Health Fairs.. Let us know if you are interested in a particular workshop or class to cook fresh foods with great flavor!! We are grateful for fellow Star Throwers that give their time, talent and treasure to our mission and our students. God bless you!

God bless you BIG, & thanks for your support!!


Starfish Cafe
211 Main St
Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi
(228) 229-3503

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