Welcome to I-61!

Photo of bunk beds in Isaiah's new shelter.
Isaiah 61 Cafe's new low-barrier shelter
Laconia Daily Sun Article image from April 1, 2021. Photo of Dawn and Dave on right, with previous Pitman's Freight Room owner Dick Mitchell on left in Pitman's Freight Room, Laconia, NH.
Winter shelter approved!

Our Vision

Through God's Spirit and anointing, the team at Isaiah 61 Café preaches the Good News to the poor, to bind the brokenhearted, to free captives and release prisoners from the darkness of addictions and strongholds. We proclaim the Lord's favor and the day of vengeance. We comfort all who mourn and grieve by replacing shame with a crown of beauty, replacing mourning with joy and replacing despair with praise. Our friends become oaks of righteousness, stable and displaying God's splendor. They rebuild their families and in turn revive the Lakes Region, so future generations are built on the rock of Jesus Christ.

Our Mission

Isaiah 61 Café is a nonprofit organization (IRS approved 501c3) providing a place for the less fortunate and brokenhearted in Laconia to have access to bathroom facilities, showers, lockers, washer and dryers on a daily basis. We provide food, clothing and supplies from donations, as well as purchased items. We provide daily Bible studies and training for the development of life, parenting and job skills. As needed, we provide transportation, and work as advocates with social services and state assistance. We also provide worship in music and message to inspire the less fortunate and brokenhearted to find hope, healing and purpose in life.

Learn more about I-61
Uncaged playing worship on stage in Isaiah 61 Cafe.
Helping those in need
Photo of I-61 volunteers at the gazebo.
Become an I-61 volunteer
Photo of I-61 kitchen serving a meal.
Weekly events and meal times
Front of I-61 with open flag, and front door open.
Downtown Laconia

Isaiah 61

“Rebuild, Restore, Renew”