Recovery Café Network graduates first three Recovery Cafés
San Jose, CA; Everett, WA and Spokane, WA Recovery Cafés graduated to Recovery Café Network’s Full Membership, having demonstrated they had successfully implemented the Recovery Café model
Seattle, WA: Over more than two years, Recovery Cafés in San Jose, CA; Everett, WA; and Spokane, WA have been learning the programmatic elements of the Recovery Café model and implementing it in their communities. This winter, staff from the Recovery Café Network (RCN) conducted evaluation visits to each Recovery Café to affirm their efforts and celebrate their hard work. RCN has provided training and ongoing support to each Recovery Café since each committed to bringing this healing model to their communities.
With the addiction epidemic devastating communities across the country and homelessness rates rising in many rural, suburban and metropolitan areas, each Recovery Café and RCN have seen success by providing a stable community for those suffering from these challenges. In Seattle alone, home of the original Recovery Café, over 900 people are served annually. Each Recovery Café serves as a constant, long-term support system and provides access to resources like housing, social and health services, education and employment opportunities to sustain long-term recovery and prevent relapse.
“We are proud of each of these Recovery Cafés for their commitment to responding to the need in their communities by offering a place of support and transformation. Our hope is that these healing communities of belonging will become the norm in the way we respond to addiction and other mental health conditions in our country,” stated Recovery Café Founding Director Killian Noe.