Recovery Café Information, 2021
As part of our Lenten project here at PWC we are partnering with Recovery Café to assist those with addiction issues. Our objective is to create a new facility in the East Valley providing a hospitable environment where people struggling with addictions can come for healing and support.
Here is some information about the ministry we hope to support and assist.
Recovery Café was founded in 2003 on the knowledge that every human being is precious and beloved regardless of past trauma, mental and emotional anguish, addictive behaviors, or mistakes made.
It provides a beautiful, safe, warm, drug and alcohol-free space and loving community to anchor members (Recovery Café’s most closely supported consumers).
The program at Recovery Café is designed to help people maintain recovery, reduce relapse, and fulfill their potential through a variety of methods including:
- A healing milieu with free, nutritious meals, coffee, tea and lattes, birthday celebrations, 0pen mic nights, access to a computer lab, daily encouragement, and a robust delivery of the message that you matter.
- Small, loving accountability groups called Recovery Circles which offer peer-to-peer support.
- Volunteer opportunities which allow members to learn the rewards of giving back.
- Education through the School for Recovery, a school available to members and volunteers featuring classes that address the underlying causes of addiction, teach coping skills, develop knowledge, and build recovery capital.
- 12-step meetings are held in a dedicated space including Alcoholics Anonymous (Spanish and English), Narcotics Anonymous, and Overeaters Anonymous.
- Referral Services.
Recovery Café partners with a wide network of complementary service providers to help members gain and maintain housing, healthcare, mental health services, legal assistance, and a base of support as they navigate the complex social services system.
Recovery Café does not seek to duplicate services but rather be a place of stability so members can access the services they need.
Whether in crisis, newer to recovery, in long-term recovery, after a relapse, during a difficult life change, or mental health transition, Recovery Café is there as a refuge of care with evidence-based addiction support and love.