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!