To Whom It May Concern,
My name is Bailey, and I am an addict. When I came to the Recovery Café, I was desperate, broken, and pregnant. The Café gave me a place to come and be loved on. I was always welcome there and began developing relationships with those people I saw there everyday who also wanted to recover. I have enjoyed countless delicious meals at the Café, they make sure we eat good! It has truly become my home away from home. I know I can always go there and find connection and support. I have been a member of my circle for over 3 years now and I absolutely love it. I was also able to be a part of the Recovery Coaching Program which helped me in so many ways and through so many things. I love my coach and still talk to her today. She was always there for me and always met me right where I was in that moment. Our time together has been a huge part of my recovery. I have since graduated the coaching program, but I still attend my circle each week. The girls and I in that group have a very special bond. It’s a place where we can all come and be vulnerable, sometimes for the first time all week and we support each other through it all. I don’t usually miss circle but on the rare occasion where I do my week just does not feel right. I recommend the Café to people everywhere I go. They loved me there until I could learn to love myself. They accept me there for who I am while having faith in me that I can grow and change into the person I am meant to be, and my coach always gave me positive encouragement! Today I am proud to say that I have 802 days clean! I am a single mother full time to a busy 3-year-old boy, and I get to spend time with my 13-year-old at his house weekly. I will be graduating with a Business Administration ATA Degree from Everett Community College after spring of 2022. Today I can say I have love for myself, I am proud of my accomplishments and all I want is to continue forward on my recovery journey for me and my boys! The Café and the coaching program has had a tremendous positive impact on my recovery, I would be lost without it. Thank you to those that make it possible, and I just hope you know this place helps people change their lives. I am so grateful for the Everett Recovery Café, and I will continue to be a member indefinitely.