Mission: Recovery Café 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 breaking free of addiction (drugs, alcohol, etc.), unemployment, and homelessness.
Direct beneficiaries per year: In our first year over 350 individuals came through our doors. We serve an average of 95 members each week.
Geographic areas served: Downtown San Jose
Programs: Shared meals, Recovery Circles, workshops for job and life skills, social activities, and links to our partner agencies for help with housing and employment.
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.