Joshua Palmer

Joshua Palmer serves the Recovery Café Network as an Emerging Member Manager. Originally from Texas, he has lived in Colorado, Pennsylvania, and now Seattle, where he joined the Network team in 2023. After studying music and creative writing for several years, he began working in service-oriented nonprofits with a focus on prison abolition and housing justice. After working directly with people moving through the criminal punishment system and eviction courts, he was struck by the unique difficulties folks struggling with substance use faced in trying to find peace and stability in their lives—a major motivating factor in his decision to join the Recovery Café Network in nurturing recovery communities dedicated to radical hospitality and loving accountability.