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CAFE Idlewild is a nonprofit organization that strengthens families through parent resources such as counseling and training and enriches children's lives through interactive programming.

What We Do

Let’s face it. We all will inevitably experience some adversities in our lives. We’re human, we fall, but we need to possess the mental tools not only to pick ourselves up but to respond to those adversities positively, tenaciously, and productively to reduce the impact of those falls in our lives. That is the mission at CAFE.

Children and Family Enrichment, or CAFE, is a non-profit organization that aims to provide the mental tools for life-long resilience among children and families in the Memphis Metropolitan Area.

The CAFE team is dedicated to mitigating the long and short-term effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences through two programs: the Early Enrichment Center (EEC) which, through everyday learning and play, focuses on the brain development of children ages 6 weeks to 4 years old, and the Parent Enrichment Place (PEP) which helps to equip parents with resources to recognize and heal past trauma and ultimately build a mentally healthy family system.

With our unique programs and their extensions, we intend to act as a catalyst for long-term societal transformation, with particular improvements in health, education, and criminal justice by increasing the quality of life for children and families in the Mid-South.


Our mission is to provide families in Memphis, Tennessee mental tools of resilience to mitigate the negative economic, psychological, and sociological impact associated with Adverse Childhood Experiences.


Become tools of reconstruction in building resilient family foundations across the community.

How do we do this?

This is accomplished through two distinct programs: the Early Enrichment Center, which focuses on brain development with newborns to young toddlers, and the Parent Enrichment Place which focuses on giving parents, couples, and individuals the mental tools needed to overcome ACE.

One of a kind non-profit in the Memphis Metropolitan area aiming to arm families with the mental tools for resilience with a focus on mitigation from birth to parenthood through unique programs:

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