Everett Recovery Café
In the heart of Everett at 2212 Broadway, there is a little bit of heaven for those needing a safe haven from the streets and a chance at a new life. It is a community center in a Café setting, a healing place for men and women in recovery. The core of the program lies in the effective, evidence-based strategy of peers supporting peers in recovery from life’s challenges. The Cafe offers a stabilizing presence in the community for people on the margins, giving them many chances to sustain recovery, rebuild their lives, and break the cycle of addiction, homelessness, isolation and poverty.
To provide a safe place for men and women to define and pursue healing and recovery together.
- is modeled after the highly successful Seattle Recovery Cafe of which it is an affiliate.
- has been operating since March 20, 2015 five days a week (it had 5,927 person visits in 2016) providing a hot lunch, hosting recovery circles, and providing guidance and connections to local social and health care programs.
- is guided by a strong, dedicated and versatile group of people who serve as Board members, Advisory Board members, and Volunteers.
- is staffed by one paid full-time floor manager and three part-time employees.
- The Founder/Executive Director works on a volunteer basis.
- receives ongoing donations from the local community that provides food and supplies that substantially lower the operating costs
- has established an alliance with Housing Hope.
- is developing partnerships with a wide network of complimentary service providers:
- Health care services through Sea Mar Navigator (on site monthly)
- Eye services from Lion’s Club and New Eyes
- Recovery programs through AA and other 12 step programs, Celebrate Recovery, Catholic Community Services, and Compass Mental Health
- Housing through Everett Gospel Mission, Oxford House
- Volunteers of America through the 211 Navigator (on site weekly), Cocoon House
- Employment through Work Source, Workforce (veterans), Groundworks
- Recovery Coach training with Tulalip Tribes for the community
- Education through Everett Community College and Edmonds Community College for their Next Steps program
- Interns from Skagit Community College
- has received seed money for a Capital Campaign from Everett Rotary.
- is recognized and supported by the City of Everett for its valuable contribution to the Everett Streets Initiative.
- receives the support and encouragement of the Everett Police Department, the Everett Fire Department and the Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary.
- participates in the Recovery Cafe Network’s Certification and Training program
- participates in the North Sound Recovery Coalition and the Washington Recovery Alliance which advocates for Cafe members.