RHD’s Cafe the Lodge chosen as site for mural bringing awareness about mental health

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The Allentown Morning Call featured RHD’s Cafe the Lodge and its mural project for the 2019 SouthSide Arts & Music Festival by renowned mural artist Pau Quintanajornet that will highlight mental health recovery in a story titled “Mural artist to bring ‘colorful mindness’ to South Bethlehem”

Café The Lodge was selected as the site for the 2019 SouthSide Arts & Music Festival mural because of its important role in supporting individuals who are in recovery from mental health challenges. Led by director Ian Panyko, The Lodge and restaurant provide an environment that supports people who express a desire to work at jobs that make them feel productive and part of the community.
“More than ever, mental health and how we deal with this topic in our society is an important indicator to see where we have improved as human race,” says (mural artist Pau) Quintanajornet.
Opened in 2010, The Lodge supports its members in establishing independent living arrangements and a productive and meaningful existence. The program is supported by Northampton County Mental Health because of its approach that focuses on increasing the quality of life as defined by the individual, rather than managing symptoms of mental illness.

Cafe the Lodge mural unveiled

RHD’s Cafe the Lodge and its mural project for the 2019 SouthSide Arts & Music Festival by renowned mural artist Pau Quintanajornet is finished! Check out this photo album to watch this amazing project come together.

RHD’s Cafe the Lodge on PBS: ‘Bethlehem Mural’

RHD’s Cafe the Lodge on WFMZ-TV: ‘Southside Arts & Music Festival’

Cafe the Lodge is a full-service cafe that employs people in recovery from mental health challenges. Clients prepare and serve quality coffee, tea, pastries and wholesome breakfasts and lunches in an environment that affirms self-determination and supports people who express a desire to work at jobs that make them feel productive and part of the community. RHD founded Café the Lodge in 2011, and the program and has since become a thriving business and a fixture in the Bethlehem community.