Dryhootch Madison, a coffee house and resource center for veterans, opened about 10 months ago on Madison's far west side and "re-opened" Thursday to help give the community a better idea of what they're all about.
Organizers call Dryhootch a movement to help veterans reconnect with the community. Its mission is to act as an ally for vets having a tough time transitioning back to civilian life.
Offering vets the use of meeting rooms and a multimedia center, Dryhootch organizers are hoping that their blend of coffee and camaraderie will be the perfect combination for Madison-area vets.
Dryhootch Madison is seeking donations to keep the coffee shop open so veterans can get the help they need, from support groups to cope with post-traumatic stress disorder and resources to help with homelessness.
"When you can communicate about it, that's part of healing -- it promoted healing," said Bob Curry, Dryhootch founder.