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Our New Home
Recovery Café is dedicated to creating a refuge of healing for women and men who have suffered trauma, homelessness, addiction and other mental health challenges. The Café was founded in 2004 with the understanding that every human being—regardless of past trauma, mental and emotional anguish and addictive behaviors—is precious, worthy of love and deserving of opportunities to fulfill his or her potential. We know that without a community of ongoing support, our city’s most vulnerable citizens will remain trapped in the destructive cycles of their illness.
In February of 2010, Recovery Café moved into its new permanent space at the corners of Denny, Boren and Fairview Avenue in downtown Seattle with the goal of offering recovery support to more than 3,000 vulnerable men and women by 2013, a number nearly four times greater than the Café could support in its previous facility.
This new home provides a beautiful, safe, warm, drug and alcohol free space, which says to all who enter, “Your life matters.”
Exciting steps made possible by our new space
- Double participants in Recovery Circles by 2013
- Double the number of students in School for Recovery and 12-Step meetings
- Increase outreach to Latino community adding additional 12-Step meetings in Spanish and Recovery Circles for Spanish speakers
- Expand community of support for Young Adults (ages 18 to 26) recovering from addiction and co-occurring disorder, offering classes and recovery circles that address their unique needs (highest percentage of individuals suffering from substance use disorder and a co-occuring disorder is in the 18-26 age group)
- Provide on-line recovery support and relapse prevention to suffering men and women throughout the world
The need for recovery support far outweighs the current resources available. Recovery Café's response to this need is to provide a place where each person is known and loved, a refuge for healing and hope on the journey of recovery.