Our 2020 Advocacy Agenda: We Put Recovery First!

Recovery Café will join the Washington Recovery Alliance (WRA) in Olympia to advocate for Recovery being a legislative priority. This is a great opportunity to speak with your legislators directly and share your story! Join us on Feb 5th 2020! #1: End the Opioid Distributors Tax Break In Washington State, “pharmaceutical distributors” get a special … Continued

Recovery Café SODO Construction Tour

For the past eight weeks renovation of Recovery Café SODO has been in full swing. On Friday, October 25th, Recovery Café staff went to tour the space and see its progress. Below are photos of the progress! Also, Save the date for the Grand Opening of Recovery Cafe SODO on Thursday, January 30th. The event … Continued

First Annual Recovery Day with the Mariners!

Recovery Café celebrated our Member and Volunteer Appreciation Day this year by attending the first-ever Recovery Day at the Mariners baseball game! On August 25th, 120 people from the Recovery Café joined the Washington Recovery Alliance and 2,000 recovery advocates to showcase the vibrant recovery community in Seattle. Members, Café volunteers, and staff enjoyed watching … Continued

Leaves of Remembrance Find Their New Home

On August 27th, Recovery Café partnered with WHEEL, a grassroots group of homeless and formerly homeless women, to dedicate twenty-one Leaves of Remembrance at Recovery Café in honor of those who have endured homelessness and died in King County. Café Members, staff and community members shared in a brief dedication service before the installation of twenty-one … Continued

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