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DV8 Kitchen Vocational Training Foundation, Inc. is a 501(3)c. At DV8, we hope to live in a world where everyone in substance use recovery can find meaningful employment. To do that, our foundation aims to provide relational employment and community for extraordinary people in active recovery while helping reduce the stigma of addiction.

Our Venmo is @DV8Kitchen

Donations can be sent by mail to:

DV8 Kitchen Vocational Training Foundation, Inc. – 501(c)3
405 Ridgeway Rd.
Lexington, KY 40502   

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Gr8fullgiving program

We invite you to consider taking your valuable support to the next level by becoming a monthly donor. Our new monthly giving program is designed to empower our employees with the tools they need not only to thrive in their current roles at DV8 Kitchen but also to succeed in the future. Your consistent monthly contributions could support things like:

$21 provides a uniform for one employee

• $22 to send one employee to attend a DV8 Life Skill Workshop

$23 to cover Employee Food Safety Certificate fees

• $24 to provide one peer mentor session

For under $25 a month, you can ensure the continuation of all the above support for a team member for over a year! Your commitment will not only provide for their immediate needs but also contribute to advancing their career goals and furthering our vision – where everyone in recovery can find meaningful employment.

To sign up, click the button below and check the box that says “Show my support by making this a recurring donation” under the donation amount.



Host a Workshop: Employees at DV8 Kitchen attend bi-weekly workshops designed to teach life skills, enrich their life experiences, help create a positive work environment and build community. We are always looking to partner with wonderful community members to host these workshops. If you’d like to get involved, you can contact Rob at

Volunteer: We could not do the work we do without help from our incredible volunteers. Are you interested in volunteering your time? Please reach out to Melissa Dean at or Lisa Gumm-Gray at to get connected with a way to serve!


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