Making a Difference in Local Communities
Below find stories from our Network members highlighting the impact and difference the Recovery Café model can have on a local community when we create spaces intentionally focused on recovery.
The Founding of Recovery Café Longmont: Open Hearts, Saying Yes
Origin stories are so intriguing and powerful. What about the Recovery Café model inspired the founders; what sparked their passion to launch a Café?
Take a moment to sit down here with some of Recovery Café Longmont’s founders. Learn about their inspirations: from a desire to live out one’s faith, to a son’s struggle with addiction, to words that leapt off the page. It’s a story of a small group of open-hearted folks willing to say yes and dig in.
Recovery Café Jefferson County: A Sanctuary
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 Program Manager, convened the 20 or so of us gathered there by asking, “What do you appreciate about this place?” Without hesitation a man sitting at the table next to me answered, “It’s kind of a sanctuary.”
Recovery Café San Jose
“RCSJ is a place to learn how to recover from negative thoughts. A place to be around people that have been through similar situations as you. Teaches people how to show care for one another.” – Anthony J., Member at Recovery Café San Jose