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High Watch Recovery to open Wilson's Cafe

High Watch Recovery is working to create job opportunities for guests and alumni. 

Bill Wilson would be proud. High Watch Recovery Center in Kent, CT is opening a cafe — and is naming it after him. The cafe, called Wilson’s by High Watch, will provide opportunities for former guests and alumni of High Watch to be employed.


According to Jason Perillo, vice president of communications at High Watch, the cafe will bring decades of culinary experience to the table. “Our baker has extensive experience at restaurants throughout Litchfield County, as does our cafe manager who comes to us with many years of management experience,” he said.

Perillo said one of the reasons why High Watch is opening the cafe is to provide opportunities for High Watch’s former guests and alumni to work. “One of the most important things that we can do for people is to get them get back into the workforce,” he said. “So many of our guests come to us with a culinary background, that this is an ideal way to introduce them back into their career.”

High Watch also offers employment opportunities for prior guests and alumni at its farm (Joy Farm) in Kent, “That has worked very well,” Perillo said. “But this cafe will be an important new opportunity for us and for our guests.”

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