Welcome 2016-2017 Jesuit Volunteers

Welcome Jesuit Volunteers! We are proud to introduce to you the new Jesuit Volunteers joining us at Recovery Café! Samantha Walshak will support our operations team as Radical Hospitality Coordinator and Emily Tormey will recruit, lead and retain volunteers as Volunteer Coordinator. Both were selected for their high levels of compassion for others, integrity, and … Continued

Letter to an Intern

A significant ingredient of Recovery Cafe’s healing community is the love, support and passion brought by our interns. Typically our interns come from counseling degree programs at Seattle University and the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology.   Dave Shull heads up our interns program and serves as their wise, deeply seasoned, committed and caring … Continued

Member Profile: Jerry Deveau

By Ashley Dykstra Jerry Deveau chose a life less ordinary – a purpose driven existence punctuated by transient jobs, travel abroad, jail sentences, substance use disorders, relapses, and then recovery. Sharing in his experiences was his adoring wife, who passed away suddenly four years ago. Her memory is sobering, and Jerry is committed to staying … Continued

Member Profile: John Honn

By Ashley Dykstra “When I walk through the door, it’s a home away from home,” said John, “kind of like the show Cheers; a place where everybody knows your name – that’s not a bar.” John Honn is one of our baristas, celebrating his three-year anniversary as an active Member of the Café and his … Continued

Member Profile: Mike Perry

An Interview with Mr. Michael Perry By Ashley Dykstra Before Recovery Café Community Members break bread together, they are asked to acknowledge acts of kindness that inspire them. Interrupting the prolonged silence that follows this request while individuals search their mental rolodex of good deeds, a Member recognized Mr. Michael “Mike” Perry for his regular … Continued

Senator Patty Murray visits Recovery Café

On March 11, Senator Patty Murray visited Recovery Café to take a tour of our beautiful space and announce her recent efforts to address the mental health aspects of the opioid addiction crisis. As you know, our community, state and nation are facing an epidemic. With the addiction numbers and related tragedies increasing, the situation … Continued