Our Cafe’s Mission
We support development of the mind, body and spirit of individuals desiring recovery. By creating a community committed to love, support, equality, and inclusion, we will provide an environment that will support recovery.
Anyone is welcome to visit the cafe as a guest for the day. The only stipulation is that they must be drug and alcohol-free for 24 hours prior to entering.
Recovery Cafe Layafette was founded on the certain belief that every human being is beloved regardless of past trauma, mental and emotional anguish, addictive behaviors or mistakes made. We open our doors to people with heavy loads of failure, guilt, and shame. Our space is beautiful to show our members they are deserving of a beautiful, safe, drug and alcohol-free space. We are a loving community in order to anchor our members (closely-supported consumers) in the sustained recovery needed to gain and maintain access to housing, social and health services, healthy relationships, education and employment.
We provide support, resources and a community of care along the entire continuum of a person’s need for recovery assistance. Whether in crisis, newer to recovery, in long-term recovery, after a relapse, during a difficult life change, or mental health transition, the Café is there as a refuge of care with evidence-based support and love.
We teach people ways to manage mental health, maintain sobriety, and build community. We help each individual reclaim life as a person worthy of giving and receiving love.
Through our work, we prevent individuals from another potentially life-ending crisis, saving taxpayer money in emergency intervention to help them stabilize, and allowing mental health and addiction support professionals to focus on health maintenance and substance use prevention.
Our program is designed to help people maintain recovery, reduce relapse and fulfill potential. Important elements of this work include:
When you walk in to the Cafe, you will know you are welcome!
Small group meetings weekly to share challenges and receive strength-building feedback, and to become more deeply known.
Healthy meals provided by second helpings to nurture our members.
Education, exploration of something new, and healing: art, book studies, relapse prevention, yoga, meditation, creative writing.
The Cafe belongs to the community members, and to give back, and be a part of, all members contribute to service work at the Cafe, be it walking with a member to a doctor’s appointment, or mopping the floor at the end of the day.