Sanctuary: Recovery Café Jefferson County

by Michael Schut, Communications Manager, Recovery Café Network Recovery Café Jefferson County, located in the small town of Port Townsend, Washington, opened at noon. Community members gradually arrived, checked in with Maura at the front desk, and began to find their seats at the tables spread through the light-filled space. At 12:30 Brian, the Café’s […]

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Miracles: Doing the Next Right Thing

by Aaron Guldenschuh-Gatten, Recovery Café Lexington’s Assistant Executive Director  Chanukah is the Jewish winter (in the northern hemisphere) Festival of Lights, celebrated over eight days. The word Chanukah means dedication. Chanukah commemorates the rededication of the ancient sanctuary in Jerusalem. After an oppressive regime desecrated and vandalized the Temple, a group of committed Jews retook […]

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Cohort Launch 11 Welcomes Nine New Cafés!

COHORT LAUNCH! There’s little at the Network that inspires more wonder, excitement, and smiles than welcoming a group of new leaders from new Recovery Cafés across the country! Just last week nine communities joined the Network team for two days of learning, small group conversations, and community building for our 11th Cohort Launch! The nine new Recovery Cafés […]

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The Power of Showing Up: Nueva Vida Recovery Café’s Immersion Visit

Silvia and José Andrade have called Gilroy, California, home since 1982. As I sat across from them, listening to Patty Marquez-Singh translate their story, I was struck by how transformation, for good or ill, is driven by those who show up. And José and Silvia, program managers of Nueva Vida Recovery Café, keep showing up […]

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Regaining What is Lost: Recovery Reflections

“We all need recovery from anything that blocks our capacity to love.” Recovery Café cofounder Killian Noe Recovery is “the regaining of…something lost or taken away.” That’s one of the definitions Google offers. That could mean regaining a house after a flood; saplings after a storm; a neighborhood after an inferno; a nation after tyranny. […]

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In Each of Us is Both Great Hurt and Great Love

by Founder Killian Noe “To love; it is what matters. It is why we were created.” Leo Tolstoy The Recovery Café Network recently held one of our “All Network Conversations.” These conversations provide space for us to get to know each other more deeply while reflecting on topics relevant to our common mission. This time […]

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