Cohort 6

Recovery Café Network launches sixth cohort to create communities of healing and transformation

Grand Rapids, MI; San Francisco; and Vancouver, BC (the first outside the USA) to start Recovery Cafés as safe places for individuals in recovery from homelessness, addiction and other mental health challenges to find ongoing support and stability.

Seattle, WA: In October, the Recovery Café Network (RCN) launched its sixth cohort of member organizations opening Recovery Cafés in Grand Rapids, MI; San Francisco, CA and Vancouver, BC to respond to what is breaking their hearts in their cities. Over a two-day session, taking place from October 14-15 in Seattle, the new Café leaders learned about the Recovery Café model’s approach to provide individuals the support and stability we all need to thrive. The training focused especially on RCN’s Core Commitments and various Café components that make it unique among recovery centers. Each Café returned home excited to start communities of recovery support.

“The three groups that are beginning their journey with us to bring a Recovery Café to their communities were inspiring! From the questions they asked to the support they gave one another and the Seattle team, we all were excited to see the positive impact they will have when they return home. RCN looks forward to walking alongside them for the next two years and beyond,” said David Uhl, Recovery Café Network Director.

With these three new organizations joining the Recovery Café Network, the number of Recovery Café locations has grown to 22 sites in 11 states, the District of Columbia, and one Canadian province. Welcoming an organization from Canada is especially exciting. The Recovery Café model offers a loving response not just in the United States but for many places around the world. Our hope is that our support of the Recovery Café in Vancouver, BC will see the Recovery Café model grow throughout Canada to address addiction, other mental health challenges, and homelessness.

If you are interested in starting a Recovery Café in your community or know someone that may be interested in learning more, invite them to take the first step by visiting