Coffee Shop Brews Hope for Denver's Homeless Youth

Coffee Shop Brews Hope for Denver's Homeless Youth

Purple Door Coffee, a vibrant new coffee shop in Denver, serves as a beacon of hope for young people who have experienced homelessness. The establishment is connected to the nonprofit Dry Bones, which supports homeless youth with services like showers and recreational activities. This coffee shop, which reopened after revamping its job training approach, now offers a yearlong job readiness program through a coffee roaster in Englewood. Participants gain skills and receive assistance with housing and mental health, before applying to work at Purple Door or elsewhere. The shop's sales, from lattes to home-delivery coffee subscriptions, fund this program. With its ethical sourcing and commitment to instilling self-worth in both employees and customers, Purple Door aims to contribute to the solution of the homelessness crisis while providing an exceptional coffee experience.

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