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

Member Profile: LT

By Ronnie Davis When you meet LT, it’s immediately obvious that he is the kind of guy that can hold your attention. He has a presence about him that is simultaneously welcoming and strong and he speaks from the heart. Which is why it might be surprising to some to hear how far he’s come … 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

Recovery Café joins WRA’s Advocacy Day!

After the snow finally cleared, Recovery Café Members, staff, board members, and volunteers joined together with the Washington Recovery Alliance on February 27th to head to Olympia for the 4thAnnual Recovery Advocacy Day. More than 350 individuals, representing almost every one of Washington’s 49 Legislative Districts, attended to advocate for legislation including funding for recovery … 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

Rally for Recovery Cafe

To most, the adventure of driving a cheap car through Europe, all the way to Mongolia would seem unrelated to the life-changing work of Recovery Café in Seattle, Washington. To Jay Neilson, however, the two are inextricably connected. Driving the Mongol Rally to raise money for Recovery Café, Jay recalled how he once felt so … 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