A Declaration of Transformation

A theme we often see at Recovery Café is the need for closure from a lot of our Members. The following is a declaration of transformation from one of our Member’s, as told by our Founding Director Killian Noe. Names have been changed and omitted for confidentiality purposes. She slipped into my office and in … Continued

King County Behavioral Health Legislative Forum

On Wednesday, December 7th over 600 members of the King County community gathered at Town Hall Seattle for the 20th Annual King County Behavioral Health Legislative Forum. This annual event is designed to give community members and agencies like Recovery Café the opportunity to speak to their elected officials about the importance of supporting treatment and recovery … Continued

Recovery Café 2015-16 Annual Report

A note from the Executive Director: At Recovery Café, we know that every gift that someone gives us is a moment of Grace.  As Sherman Alexie said at one of our events, “a check is like a promise, a prayer.”  We are honored by the number of people who entrust us with their resources and … Continued

Congratulations Victor!

Recovery Café was honored to have both Jim Vollendroff and King County Council Member Jeanne Kohl-Welles at our recent Standing in the Gap Friend and Fundraising breakfast.   A longtime Member of the Café, Victor was the co-emcee.  We have shared a little bit of his story with King County in year’s past.  We also recently … Continued

Support Recovery Café for #GivingTuesday

Recovery Café has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of compassion that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to celebrate the beautiful spirit of generosity! #GivingTuesday begins on November 29th, right after Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday season. This is your chance to improve your local community and give … Continued

Sole Train’s Couch-to-5k and Halloween Run

The Couch-to-5k (C25k) program is a widely used training regimen that helps new runners of all abilities and levels successfully complete a 5k after 12 weeks of training. The schedule includes walks, runs, and days off to rest. One of Sole Train’s (Recovery Café’s Running and Walking Club) volunteers was already familiar with the C25k … Continued

Recovery Café presents at National Conferences

In partnership with SAMHSA, Altarum Institute and Washington State, Recovery Café engaged Dr. David Fetterman (www.davidfetterman.com) to do a more thorough analysis of our data collection and program evaluation methods. While we know that Recovery Café’s holistic cohort of services is effective, we want to be able to better quantify the results of our work. This … Continued

Recovery Café Invited to GiveCamp

  Recovery Café was one of only 24 Seattle-based nonprofits selected by Seattle GiveCamp to participate in a three-day hackathon for good! Seattle GiveCamp is a 501(c)(3) agency that hosts an annual weekend-long event on the Microsoft Campus to match nonprofits with software professionals from companies throughout the greater Seattle area who donate their time … Continued

Member Profile: J. Cooley and Kendall

By Ashley Dykstra To protect the privacy of our Members, the names and some identifying details have been changed. J. Cooley traveled more than 2,800 miles from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Seattle to end his life. In January 2015, when most of us were making and breaking our New Year’s resolutions to meet idealistic fitness goals … Continued

Welcome Back, Rick

Please join the Recovery Café Community in welcoming Rick Crawford as Associate Director of Resource Development. Rick was our Resource Raising Intern from April to September 2013, helping with grant writing, database management, developing policies around charitable giving, organizing GiveBIG, and working on logistics to support our Standing in the Gap fundraiser. “When I first … Continued