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

Sole Train at the Seafair Torchlight Run

Saturday, July 28th was a scorcher, especially at 5 pm when thousands of walkers and runners gathered at Westlake Park for the annual SeaFair Torchlight Run. In this crowd were three runners. These runners are Members of Recovery Café’s Sole Train walking and running club, and were representing Recovery Café at Seafair for the fifth year. This … Continued

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