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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Beauty, Radical Hospitality, and Pronoun Pins: Celebrating RC Lexington and Evaluation Visits!

by Mike Schut, Communications Manager Recovery Cafés hold certain core beliefs as foundational. Beliefs and practices that become brick and mortar, that become a front desk and a warm welcome. Beliefs and practices that help you know, when you walk in, that you’re in a familiar place: a Recovery Café.  One of those core beliefs […]

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Creating a sense of home and community at Recovery Café Chicago

When Gilda Payton first met La Shaun Rickman, Founder/CEO of Recovery Café Chicago, she was heartbroken and navigating trauma. “My brother was killed in front of me,” she said. But after meeting Mrs. Rickman and joining the community, “…I was able to get to the next stage. It let me know that I’m not the […]

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Deepening community connection through a bilingual/bicultural peer support program

Longmont, Colorado, a high-elevation town with cold winters, was in need of a refuge: a space where people who experienced trauma, homelessness, substance use disorder, and other mental health challenges could gather and heal together. With Lisa Searchinger heading up the organization, Recovery Café Longmont was born, opening in 2019 and creating a warm haven […]

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