Friday, March 23, 2018

Maud's Cafe has a grateful staff

As reported in The Christian Science Monitor, a new coffee shop has opened in Salt Lake City, Utah. Maud's Cafe is in the city's Granary District. In addition to coffee, it offers bagels, croissants, salads, sandwiches and soup. And oh yes, it is staffed by homeless youths.

                                                               By Al Hartmann/Salt Lake City Tribute/AP
These homeless young adults receive job training and work experience through internships with an hourly wage. "All I can say is I'm grateful," says Jennifer Salceda, who was kicked out of her home last December and was living in a park with her boyfriend. "There was that feeling that we were helpless and couldn't get out of it," she says, adding that "the people here are amazing and they believe in me. That changes everything. Your start to believe in yourself." She says her favorite drink to make is a latte, "because you can do art on top with the foam."

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