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

Volunteer Profile: Mearl

It’s hard to miss Mearl Bergeson every other Tuesday at Recovery Café. Initially his height might catch your eye – Mearl is strikingly tall and handles a mop with lithe grace – but as he turns and you glimpse his face, that’s what makes an impression. Mearl simply beams. And it’s not just cheerfulness but … Continued

Welcoming Ashley!

How do you find something that eludes almost everyone, even those who search for a lifetime? The secret is you have to look. That’s Ashley’s advice, when she’s commuting each way via ferry between Seattle and her home in Bremerton. What’s so elusive? Orcas, of course, Ashley’s favorite whales, which she has now seen 5 … Continued

Recovery Café Network Hosts 1st Rendezvous

Recovery Café Network brings together Recovery Cafés from around the Nation for Rendezvous 2018, the first such gathering Last Thursday and Friday, the Recovery Café Network (RCN) hosted Recovery Cafés from across the United States for its inaugural Rendezvous conference. Recovery Cafés from Washington, D.C.; Raleigh, North Carolina; San Jose, California; and Everett, Spokane, Tacoma, … Continued

Recovery Café Network Launches Third Cohort to Address Addiction Epidemic

Recovery Café Network Launches Third Cohort to Address Addiction Epidemic Washington, D.C., North Carolina, Washington, and Oregon groups to start Recovery Cafés to respond to the addiction crisis damaging their local communities. Seattle, WA: This April, the Recovery Café Network added its third cohort of member organizations, opening Recovery Cafés in Washington, D.C.; Raleigh, North … Continued

Honoring Our Faithful Friends 2018

On February 6th we hosted our annual Faithful Friends Gathering at the Café. This gathering is a time to thank the donors, volunteers, community members, and Recovery Café Members who have made long-term commitments to our healing and life-changing work. The event, highlighted by a moving talk from Killian, an awards presentation to a few … Continued

Recovery Advocacy Day

On a cold, rainy day in January, members of the Recovery Café community joined Members of the Washington Recovery Alliance (WRA) from across the state in Olympia for the WRA’s 3rd Annual Recovery Advocacy Day. The day brought representatives from almost every one of Washington State’s 49 Legislative Districts to advocate on the WRA’s 2018 … Continued

Welcoming Brian and Terri!

Please join us in welcoming our two newest staff members, Terri and Brian, to Recovery Café. Terri has been a member of the Recovery Café community since the beginning and is our new Café Manager. Brian has been making meals for the Café for 5 years and is now our full-time Kitchen Manager. Brian has been cooking since … Continued