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Recovery Café SODO is Open! More from Our Grand Opening

Recovery Café was founded in 2004 with the idea that all people, regardless of past mistakes, traumas, and challenges, were worthy of love. In 2010 we moved to our current home in South Lake Union, and in 2016 we helped the first groups bring Recovery Café to their communities through the Recovery Café Network. 

Last month we embarked on the next part of our journey with the Grand Opening of Recovery Café SODO. This site, which will bring our model of radical hospitality to SODO, will also host a medical clinic operated by Country Doctor Community Health Centers and will be the home of the Recovery Café Network. At the Grand Opening, Recovery Café’s Founding Director, Killian Noe, shared her vision to support 30 additional communities in opening their own Cafés in the next 3 years.


The Grand Opening saw over 200 of Recovery Café’s Members, donors, volunteers, and supporters, as well as representatives from our government, corporate, and non-profit partners gather together to celebrate this momentous occasion.

The event was highlighted with a video from U.S. Senator Patty Murray, a short talk from Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, and an awards ceremony that thanked all of the countless people who made Recovery Café SODO possible including our donors, contractor, other building partners, real estate agents, Members, Capital Campaign Committee, King County, Washington State, and more.

Recovery Café SODO is now open and will be a beacon of hope and transformation for many in South Seattle for years to come. Keep scrolling to view pictures from the Grand Opening.

Recovery Café Board President Alysse Bryson with our Real Estate Brokers from Colliers International.
Recovery Café’s Development Officer, Ronnie Davis, leads guests on a tour of the new Medical Clinic.
Recovery Café Member Joan and volunteer John perform Bob Dylan’s Shelter from the Storm during the Grand Opening.
Representatives from King County accept an award for their role in making RC SODO possible.
Recovery Café Board Secretary, Birage Tandon, and the Café’s Director of Finance and Administration, Skye Stuart, with our building partners from Abbott Construction
The Recovery Café Capital Campaign Committee
Recovery Café’s Founding Director, Killian Noe, shares her vision for the future.
Recovery Café staff, Members, volunteers, and donors on a tour of the new Café space.