Recovery Cafe has been a great help in my recovery. I have been clean and sober now for several years and I believe that the cafe has been a part of this success. It provides company with others who want to move forward in spite of hard circumstances. I see people there
Mission: Recovery Café San Jose is a healing community for those traumatized by addiction, homelessness, and mental health challenges.
RCSJ is founded on the belief that every human being is precious, worthy of love and deserving of the opportunities to fulfill his or her potential. In this loving community people who cannot afford long-term recovery services come to belong, heal and know themselves as loved.
In this sanctuary from the streets, the Café helps participants develop tools and access other community resources for stabilizing recovery. Meaningful daily activities and a positive community are powerful forces that help break the patterns and challenges of addiction, unemployment and homelessness.
Results: In the last year:
* 81.3% of members said RCSJ helped them develop relapse prevention skills.
* 76.5% reported RCSJ helped them maintain longer periods of sobriety.
* 86.1% said that RCSJ provided them with an important source of nourishment/food.
* 86.7% said that RCSJ increased the amount of hope in their life.
Target demographics: Those traumatized by addiction, homelessness, and mental health challenges
Direct beneficiaries per year: Each year more than 500 individuals come to us for help, with an average active membership of 150 people participating in activities each week
Geographic areas served: Downtown San Jose
Programs: Recovery Circles (small, peer-based support groups), Shared meals, workshops and classes in job and life skills, links to our partner agencies and resources for help with housing and employment, and social activities in a sober, safe, and supportive environment.
Recovery Cafe has been a great help in my recovery. I have been clean and sober now for several years and I believe that the cafe has been a part of this success. It provides company with others who want to move forward in spite of hard circumstances. I see people there getting help with jobs and housing and it has been greatly successful in it's endeavors.
Recovery Cafe San Jose Inc. is a beautiful place where those who are healing from being addicts or other disabling practices can find a community that nurtures those who come to a better place in the community and return to becoming contributing persons in the larger San Jose area. Many volunteers assist in this activities daily.
Recovery Café of San Jose is a amazing place. Set in the downtown district of San Jose where many homeless and broken folks congregate. RCSJ is a sanctuary for those who make the decision to be sober and join a community. They provide meals, programing, life skills help as well as a soft place to fall when life gets tough. The volunteers are caring, helpful and very selfless. This system is helping many who have been forgotten.