Trail Youth Coffee was started by a group of passionate mothers who noticed teens in their area were in desperate situations and needed a safe haven.
NORTH BEND, Wash. — Wednesday, Sept. 29, is National Coffee Day, a holiday most Seattleites can probably get behind. September is also National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and a North Bend coffee shop is bringing attention to both.
Trail Youth Coffee Home was started by a group of passionate mothers who noticed teenagers in their area, many often homeless or dealing with mental health issues, were in desperate situations.
The coffee shop was created to serve as a safe haven for troubled youth, but also to teach them job skills. At Trail Youth Coffee, teens are offered mentorship and training to become baristas, handling everything from roasting the beans to making what goes into a customer’s cup.
“Trail Youth is a safe oasis for