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

Speak Out for Recovery and King County Recovery Contest Winners

Recovery Café’s Speak Out for Recovery Event which featured Grammy award winner Michael Wansley – the Wanz of Thrift Shop fame – was an incredible night of shared hope, triumph and the joy that Recovery Happens!  There were several highlights of the night including the presention of King County’s two Recovery Month Art Awards by Jim … Continued

Vote yes on Proposition 1!

Recovery Café is proud to endorse the “Yes on Prop 1” initiative to pass the King County Veterans, Seniors, and Human Services Levy initiative during the November 7, 2017 election. Since 2006, the levy has created homes, supported men and women who have served, and helped people in recovery. Renewing the levy will cost the … Continued

Veterans BBQ and Resource Fair

On Monday, August 21st, Recovery Café hosted a 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. Over 150 veterans and their families connected with various behavioral health services, medical and dental vans, … Continued

Building Beloved Community

Thich Nhat Hanh, the Buddhist Monk nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King Jr. during the Vietnam War, wrote:  “Being part of a community practicing compassion may be the most important thing we can do for the survival of our world.” Members of Recovery Café Community, New Creation Community, Ebenezer AME Zion … Continued

Remembering Marguerite

“No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away.” – Terry Pratchett When a new donor, volunteer, or community member comes to Recovery Café for the first time they inevitably ask; “What makes this place so special, what is the secret to your success?” The answer, which might seemingly … Continued