When Navajo artist Sheridan Cody was laid off from his healthcare job and ended up living on the streets. He didn't know where to turn for help or who to trust. Then Cody discovered the Chief Seattle Club, an organization that teaches homeless Native Americans to create handmade jewelry to help them learn a unique handicraft and find stability.
Shawn and Tai were homeless and living in a tent. Their young daughter was in foster care. Life was rough for the young family.
When twin brothers Tyrrell and Terrance turned 18, they aged out of the foster care system and ended up homeless. They stayed in shelters and couch surfed, all while looking for stability.
When families in housing crisis call for help, Sherry Tillman’s voice is often the first one they hear. From her small office, a teller booth in a former bank building in north Seattle, Tillman is a lifeline connecting homeless families to shelter and resources.
Welcome to the first installment of Good Things Happen, a monthly roundup of the best real-life moments from Starbucks stores worldwide.
Courtney Block is deaf and has limited vision – and “has always liked a challenge,” her dad says. Next week, she’ll be playing bocce ball at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games. Starbucks partners Katie Fried and Justin Hunsinger will also compete.
Under Starbucks benefits for transgender partners, procedures historically deemed cosmetic by most employers, such as electrolysis, facial feminization, breast reduction or augmentation and more are covered by insurance in the U.S. The company worked with World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) to translate their recommended standards of care into a medical benefits policy.
More than 175,000 Starbucks partners in 8,000 stores around the United States closed their stores Tuesday afternoon for company-wide anti-bias training. Find out what it was like for them.