• Starbucks is inviting social workers to assist homeless people at some of its cafés

    12 days ago - By Business Insider

    Starbucks is inviting social workers to assist homeless people in its cafes. Jeff Greenberg / Getty Images
    Since 2018, Starbucks has had an open-bathroom policy for nonpaying customers.
    But as homeless people seek refuge in cafés, Starbucks has invited outreach workers to talk them.
    Starbucks contracts with outreach workers in eight US cities, including Los Angeles and Seattle.
    Starbucks' "third place" ethos has evolved beyond being a community hub for coffee lovers. Over the years, cafés have become makeshift offices for remote workers as well as temporary shelters for homeless people...
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