First Annual Recovery Day with the Mariners!

Recovery Café celebrated our Member and Volunteer Appreciation Day this year by attending the first-ever Recovery Day at the Mariners baseball game! On August 25th, 120 people from the Recovery Café joined the Washington Recovery Alliance and 2,000 recovery advocates to showcase the vibrant recovery community in Seattle. Members, Café volunteers, and staff enjoyed watching … 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

Recovery Café Network Update

2019 has started busy for the Recovery Café Network (RCN). In January, RCN welcomed three Recovery Cafés to Full Membership: Everett Recovery Café, Recovery Café San Jose, and Recovery Café Spokane. Since joining the first cohort in June 2016, these Recovery Cafés journeyed with us as we started RCN and began to realize our dream … Continued

Member Profile: Sara

In early November, during the daily announcements at Recovery Café, Sara looked squeamish. Sara has a big personality and an even bigger smile, so squeamish is rarely an adjective used to describe her.  When asked if any Members have an announcement, Sara slowly raises her hand, she can barely contain herself. She smiles, and uncharacteristically … Continued

Recovery Cafe Network Launches 4th Cohort

 Recovery Café Network launches fourth cohort to address addiction epidemic Longmont, CO; Lowell, MA; and Port Townsend, WA to start Recovery Cafés to respond to the addiction crisis and mental health crisis damaging their local communities. Seattle, WA: In October, the Recovery Café Network launched its fourth cohort of member organizations opening Recovery Cafés in … Continued

Member Profile: Cera

by Phoebe Noe When you ask Cera how her day is going, she typically beams back with a huge smile and exclaims, “Oh just awesome! I am all rainbows, sparkles, butterflies, serenity, and love!” Her presence at Recovery Café each day emanates sheer joy and light as she greets staff and Members with authentic curiosity, … Continued

Sole Train at the Seafair Torchlight Run

Saturday, July 28th was a scorcher, especially at 5 pm when thousands of walkers and runners gathered at Westlake Park for the annual SeaFair Torchlight Run. In this crowd were three runners. These runners are Members of Recovery Café’s Sole Train walking and running club, and were representing Recovery Café at Seafair for the fifth year. This … Continued

2nd Annual Veterans BBQ and Resource Fair

On Monday, June 18th, Recovery Café hosted our 2nd Annual Thank You for Your Service: BBQ and Resource Fair in Honor of our Veterans and their Families. This was a great day full of celebration and resources for our Veteran community. Veterans and their families connected with various behavioral health services, received foot care and … Continued