Advocating for Systemic Change

Please vote Yes! on the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy At Recovery Café we see the miracles and triumphs of recovery every day. We have an intimate connection with the lives of the women and men of this transformative community.  We are committed to meeting people where they are and walking with them on … 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

Member Profile: Allen

The Healing Power of Art By Ashley Dykstra “Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.” ~ Claude Monet Seemingly displaced from 16th century England, Queen Elizabeth I saunters through Recovery Café’s front doors on Saturday night with an aristocratic grace … Continued

Volunteer Profile: Michael King

Love and Transformation: One Cup at a Time By Ashley Dykstra Michael King has been pouring espresso for more than 20 years and after attending a ‘Coffee Hour’ tour, held on the first Thursday of each month, he decided to volunteer his craft to Recovery Café.  “Being a barista allows me to perform many acts … Continued

Welcome (Back) Carmichael!

If you were to ask a Member, staff, or volunteer what sets Recovery Café apart, they may say it’s the connections, the relationships, the people, that make this place unique. But as the conversation continues you would inevitably get the most basic answer; this place feels different. When asked what brought him back after a … Continued

Member’s Profile: Keith

“From Rats to Riches” By Ashley Dykstra Keith was overjoyed. He, a recovering addict with an arrest record, passed the enlistment process to be a culinary specialist with the United States Army. Two days before he was scheduled to leave for basic training, a car struck his bicycle. The driver fled the scene, leaving Keith … 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