Chandler is one of our most dedicated volunteers. He serves on our Board of Directors and also can be seen almost every day we have a work party at our new space helping to get that prepared for us to move in.
“Like a number of people involved with the cafe, I’m in recovery myself. I’ve been sober 19 years in September,” said Williamson, 55, a California native now living on Camano Island. Williamson said he struggled with alcohol and marijuana in his 30s.
“I went to a recovery house. It turned my life around,” he said. “I never became homeless, but I went far enough into my addiction I can relate to anyone who is homeless — those feelings of hopelessness.”
We are grateful to have Chandler helping us at this critical time. We really couldn’t do what we are trying to do with our board of directors and other volunteers willing to give up their time making the new Everett Recovery Cafe possible.