Thank you to Bruce Hanson for facilitating our training this month!
Thank you to Angel Afford from Safe Harbor Recovery Center for facilitating this month's training!
Co-hosted by NAMI JeffCo and Recovery Cafe Jefferson County. Thank you to the candidates Amanda Funaro, Lorna Smith, Heidi Eisenhour, and Kate Dean.
Thank you to Bernie Donanberg for co-facilitating our Recovery Cafe volunteer training this month!
Thank you to Teresa Shiraishi of Dove House for co-facilitating our Recovery Cafe volunteer training this month! The video referenced in the training can be found here http://seattlechannel.org/videos?videoid=x59621.
Big thank you to National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) JeffCo for facilitating this training on Mental Health Basics for volunteers of Recovery Cafe Jefferson County. To learn more about NAMI JeffCo, visit http://namijeffcowa.org.
With one wall partially built and stacks of lumber waiting to be installed, the cafe’s doors are not yet open to the public. But the mission of the cafe — to provide services and community gathering to those in recovery from addiction, homelessness, mental health issues and other life challenges — began long before construction crews broke ground.
Read here: https://www.ptleader.com/stories/as-the-walls-go-up-a-community-is-built,69210
by Kate Willette
When young Kat joined the Coast Guard in 1980, she was following a well-traveled path. Like millions of others, she had multiple motives for going into the service. First, she was looking forward to a long career, one that would involve leadership and responsibility. But also, she’d already developed a problem with alcohol, and she saw the military as an organization where she could learn discipline and clean up her life. She was prepared to step up, work hard, and make her way. What happened instead was brutal.
Join us on a virtual tour of Recovery Cafe Jefferson County. We're building a safe and supportive community where everyone experiences love, belonging, healing, and the joy of contributing.
At Dove House, we feel it's important that the physical space we provide sends the message "you matter, we value you, and you belong here."
We hope these videos help you to feel connected to the remodeling work!
by Kate Willette
He didn’t know how to stop, though. He was functioning, sort of. He had some relationships in the community, including one with a doctor who knew him better than he’d imagined.