Our 2020 Advocacy Agenda: We Put Recovery First!

Recovery Café will join the Washington Recovery Alliance (WRA) in Olympia to advocate for Recovery being a legislative priority. This is a great opportunity to speak with your legislators directly and share your story! Join us on Feb 5th 2020! #1: End the Opioid Distributors Tax Break In Washington State, “pharmaceutical distributors” get a special … Continued

Recovery Café SODO Construction Tour

For the past eight weeks renovation of Recovery Café SODO has been in full swing. On Friday, October 25th, Recovery Café staff went to tour the space and see its progress. Below are photos of the progress! Also, Save the date for the Grand Opening of Recovery Cafe SODO on Thursday, January 30th. The event … Continued

Leaves of Remembrance Find Their New Home

On August 27th, Recovery Café partnered with WHEEL, a grassroots group of homeless and formerly homeless women, to dedicate twenty-one Leaves of Remembrance at Recovery Café in honor of those who have endured homelessness and died in King County. Café Members, staff and community members shared in a brief dedication service before the installation of twenty-one … Continued

Member Profile: James Update

When you last heard from James, he was celebrating 20 months of sobriety and excelling in his studies at Bellevue College. We are excited to share an update about his most recent accomplishments! While at Bellevue College, he was a student employee with the Student Programs department, where he worked with fellow Veterans. On top … Continued

Welcoming Ashley!

How do you find something that eludes almost everyone, even those who search for a lifetime? The secret is you have to look. That’s Ashley’s advice, when she’s commuting each way via ferry between Seattle and her home in Bremerton. What’s so elusive? Orcas, of course, Ashley’s favorite whales, which she has now seen 5 … Continued

Recovery Café Network Hosts 1st Rendezvous

Recovery Café Network brings together Recovery Cafés from around the Nation for Rendezvous 2018, the first such gathering Last Thursday and Friday, the Recovery Café Network (RCN) hosted Recovery Cafés from across the United States for its inaugural Rendezvous conference. Recovery Cafés from Washington, D.C.; Raleigh, North Carolina; San Jose, California; and Everett, Spokane, Tacoma, … Continued

Welcoming Brian and Terri!

Please join us in welcoming our two newest staff members, Terri and Brian, to Recovery Café. Terri has been a member of the Recovery Café community since the beginning and is our new Café Manager. Brian has been making meals for the Café for 5 years and is now our full-time Kitchen Manager. Brian has been cooking since … Continued

Welcoming Amber and Alex!

Recovery Café is excited to announce the additions of Amber Lauff and Alex Clark to our team! Alex Clark is Recovery Café’s new Special Projects Coordinator. Alex is originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma and moved to Seattle from the Bay Area to earn his Masters of Public Administration from the Evans School of Public Policy and … Continued

Are you a dentist or know one looking for a volunteer opportunity?

Recovery Café was recently awarded a grant from King County’s Department of Public Health to help increase people’s access to health services.  Currently Medical Teams International (MTI) sends their mobile dental van to Recovery Café once a month.  The need is always greater than the available appointments.  With this grant, we hope to partner with MTI to send … Continued