A Reflection on the King County Legislative Forum

Thank you to everyone in our community who rallied with us to attend the King County Behavioral Health Legislative Forum! We were thrilled to have more than 50 people attend and represent Recovery Café to celebrate recovery and to encourage our elected officials to support Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder services. Among many highlights, Recovery … 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

2017 Artist and Writers Showcase

On June 26th Recovery Café hosted our 3rd Annual Artist and Writers Showcase, highlighting the amazing art and writing produced by Members of Recovery Café in our School for Recovery classes. This year’s event, hosted by Recovery Café’s Community Engagement Board, saw nearly 100 guests at the Café who enjoyed the room filled with art and listening to … Continued

Honoring Our Faithful Friends

In February, we hosted our annual Faithful Friends Gathering, a time to thank all of the donors, volunteers, community members, and Recovery Cafe Members who make our work possible. The event was highlighted by a moving talk from Killian, a short story from our Member Mike, and an awards ceremony of a few of the … 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

King County Behavioral Health Legislative Forum

On Wednesday, December 7th over 600 members of the King County community gathered at Town Hall Seattle for the 20th Annual King County Behavioral Health Legislative Forum. This annual event is designed to give community members and agencies like Recovery Café the opportunity to speak to their elected officials about the importance of supporting treatment and recovery … Continued