Vancouver Cafe Creates Code Order For Anyone Who Feels In Danger Or Needs Help

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Vancouver Cafe Creates Code Order For Anyone Who Feels In Danger Or Needs Help


A Vancouver cafe has created what it calls a “code order” that anyone can use if they feel unsafe, harassed, or in need of help.
“We understand that there is a lot of anxiety in the world with some of the events that have taken place and mainly in response to just relieving some of that anxiety and letting people know if you are in the area and that you are not. you don’t feel safe. , you’re followed, you can come in, ”said Eldric Stuart, owner of Harken Coffee at 338 Powell St. in Vancouver.

He said that ordering code coffee comes from the fact that sometimes a person cannot always express that they need help.

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This follows a video that went viral last week of a Vancouver woman saying she was followed closely by a strange man for over half an hour.

Jamie Coutts filmed much of the meeting which began around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday near Keefer and Columbia streets on the edge of Chinatown and the Downtown Eastside.

Coutts said his stalker didn’t seem at all taken aback by the camera.









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Stuart decided to let everyone know if he needed any help in the area to come order a Fat Free Americano.

“An Americano is normally espresso and water, so it doesn’t contain milk, so it’s a drink that doesn’t exist,” he said.

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Harken is also a dairy-free cafe, so they don’t even sell skim milk.

“We really hope we never have to use that code word, but we wanted people to know it exists,” Stuart added.

If the staff hears the code order, then Stuart said the customer will be asked to sit nearby, then a staff member will go and ask what that person needs – whether that includes calling a friend or calling them. authorities.

“It was not meant to create any movement or inspire someone else to do it, but simply to let people know that we are here and that we are a safe space,” he said. added.


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