Recovery Cafe SJ Blog

POSTED: July 28, 2017 under Blog Volunteers

Bridget Hager, our Jesuit Volunteer for the past year, reflects on her year of service, what it is that makes the Cafe special, and bids goodbye to Recovery Cafe San Jose.

POSTED: July 15, 2017 under Blog Member Profiles

Get to know David, and what drives him to keep coming back to Recovery Cafe San Jose.

POSTED: July 12, 2017 under Blog Renovation

After several years of planning, designing, and waiting, last March the contract to renovate Recovery Cafe San Jose’s was awarded to W.G. Fritz Construction, and the renovation finally got underway in April. Check out the progress on our new Cafe!

POSTED: June 16, 2017 under Blog

This blog post explains our relationship with the original Recovery Cafe in Seattle, and the growing Recovery Cafe Network that provides support, training, and sharing of best practices to each of the Cafes.

POSTED: June 12, 2017 under Blog Member Profiles

RCSJ member, Andrew S, talks about what brought him to the Cafe, and how being part of our community has helped him grow in his recovery.

POSTED: June 1, 2017 under Blog Cafe Activities

Volunteers are the heart of Recovery Café San Jose. They are a diverse group of people who bring great compassion and truly enjoy working with our members. Volunteers range from young people in their early twenties to “young at heart” people in their eighties. Volunteers come from many walks of life and from many ethnicities making the Café rich in culture and free of discrimination.

POSTED: May 26, 2017 under Blog

At RCSJ, our staff and volunteers are always looking for ways to assist our members. That is, of course, our mission. But we also have to constantly remind each other to take care of ourselves. This post, from our Assistant Café Manager, Tanya Bautista, has some practical advice on self-care for the caregivers.

POSTED: May 22, 2017 under Blog Member Profiles

Isaiah G shares what brought him to Recovery Cafe San Jose, and his favorite and most helpful activities at the Cafe.

POSTED: May 20, 2017 under Blog Cafe Activities

There is a certain buzz around the Café on Friday afternoons. An energy flows about the space as Andre unloads countless ukuleles, guitars, a bass, a keyboard, a set of congas, and the occasional accordion from the back of his car. Members of our usual Friday afternoon band jam are excited to start grooving.

POSTED: May 8, 2017 under Blog Events

Closing the Gap 2017 took place last Friday, May 5. We had a capacity crowd of over 380 attendees at the Summit Center on 4th Street for an inspirational, moving, and entertaining breakfast presentation.