Joy. The feeling you get as soon as you walk through the doors of Extra Special People. It fills the air and the hearts of anyone who visits. When ESP recognized this unique ability of many of our individuals with disabilities in 2016, a social enterprise was born. Java Joy was created to spread that joy beyond just our building. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Java Joy brought on its first Joyristas and began serving at our first bookings. Java Joy now continues to grow and spread our transformative joy.

7Years

Smiling boosts your immune system and can help you live 7 years longer!

2000Chocolate Bars

One smile can provide the same brain stimulation as 2,000 chocolate bars!

20Seconds

A 20-second hug is able to reduce the harmful physical effects of stress!

10Seconds

10 seconds is the average length of a hug and can help improve your health.

“JOY IS NOT IN THE THINGS, IT IS IN US.”