A local coffee shop known for its Harry Potter themed environment is now also being recognized as a safe place for area children and teens who might be considered homeless or runaways.
When the door opens at the Coffee MUGG on Morgan Avenue, owner Susana Almaguer makes sure visitors know her wizarding world of a cup of Joe is meant to be an escape from reality for anyone who steps foot inside.
“Its always been a safe haven,” Almaguer said. “I’ve always called it that for people who have always felt different and not accepted. They can come here and have a friend.”
The Coffee MUGG has partnered with the Children’s Center, a non-profit organization that operates as a Runaway and Homeless Youth Program.