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

A Reflection on the King County Legislative Forum

Thank you to everyone in our community who rallied with us to attend the King County Behavioral Health Legislative Forum! We were thrilled to have more than 50 people attend and represent Recovery Café to celebrate recovery and to encourage our elected officials to support Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder services. Among many highlights, Recovery … Continued

Recovery Cafe at AEA in Washington DC

On November 10th Dr. Ruby Takushi, our Program Director, and Jane Brennan, our former Special Projects Coordinator, co-presented with Dr. David Fetterman from Standford University at the American Evaluation Association’s annual conference in Washington D.C. The presentation, Recovery Café (a Peer Support Center for People Traumatized by Homelessness, Addiction and other Mental Health Challenges) & Empowerment … Continued

Welcoming Amber and Alex!

Recovery Café is excited to announce the additions of Amber Lauff and Alex Clark to our team! Alex Clark is Recovery Café’s new Special Projects Coordinator. Alex is originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma and moved to Seattle from the Bay Area to earn his Masters of Public Administration from the Evans School of Public Policy and … Continued

A Letter from Vivian

A letter from Vivian – Winner of the King County Poster Contest For the Recovery Cafe, With Gratitude: For years, on the bus, looking through the window I saw the beautiful building – that solid structure so different from its surroundings: Recovery Cafe. I thought it was an exclusive club; very expensive and difficult to get in. … Continued

Are you a dentist or know one looking for a volunteer opportunity?

Recovery Café was recently awarded a grant from King County’s Department of Public Health to help increase people’s access to health services.  Currently Medical Teams International (MTI) sends their mobile dental van to Recovery Café once a month.  The need is always greater than the available appointments.  With this grant, we hope to partner with MTI to send … Continued

Speak Out for Recovery and King County Recovery Contest Winners

Recovery Café’s Speak Out for Recovery Event which featured Grammy award winner Michael Wansley – the Wanz of Thrift Shop fame – was an incredible night of shared hope, triumph and the joy that Recovery Happens!  There were several highlights of the night including the presention of King County’s two Recovery Month Art Awards by Jim … Continued