Recovery Cafe Programs
Recovery Cafe holds over 40 Recovery Circles weekly for Members, over half facilitated by Members. Recovery Circles are loving, accountability support groups that promote healing, community, and responsibility.
Recovery Cafe serves a nourishing and nutritious lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday. When we are open, resource referral assistance is provided by Members, staff and volunteers so Members can make the best use of available services in the Seattle community.
The School for Recovery offers a psycho-educational curriculum to deepen participants understanding of the addictive process, skill building for relapse prevention, development of life skills, and encourages healthy living through movement, art, texts, discussion, self reflection and assessment, writing, meditation, nutrition and healthy relationships.
Recovery Cafe hosts 17 12-step meetings including Alcoholics Anonymous (in English & Spanish), Narcotics Anonymous, Dual Recovery Anonymous, Overeaters Anonymous, and Alanon in a dedicated space.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
In the last year, Recovery Cafe, in partnership with King County and the State of Washington, launched Recovery Coach Training based on the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery model. Holding three week-long trainings, the Café has equipped over 60 individuals to be peer mentors to others on the recovery journey with current best practices.
In the following year, Recovery Café’s major challenge revolves around capacity. Demand exceeds Recovery Café’s capacity to provide services, especially in light of the Affordable Care Act. Moving forward, Recovery Café continues to refine how many Members (consumers) it can hold, how it holds Members and how to lift Members up into new leadership opportunities.