The Work of a Peer Support Specialist By Elyssa Hamilton, Peer Support & Communications Specialist/ Volunteer Coordinator As a peer support specialist, I draw strength from my personal journey through substance use and mental health conditions, walking alongside others on similar paths. This career allows me to transform my hardships, self-pity, and shame into something
Recovery takes time and support.
Recovery Café Longmont supports adults as they rebuild their lives and break the cycle of addiction, or overcome a recent crisis or trauma. We strive to stand in the gap between crisis and stability by fostering community-building and life-empowerment.
Recovery Café teaches members to live in recovery.
Our members are welcomed into a community that focuses on building long-term mental and physical health as well as maintaining sobriety. We help each individual reclaim their life as a person worthy of giving and receiving love. 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 a place of support and stability for all individuals seeking freedom and fulfillment.
Recovery Café Longmont is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, Friday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and Saturday from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Membership is free and all are welcome. We are a private, nonprofit organization.
Members must be drug and alcohol free for 24-hours, contribute to the Café and to the healing of others, and attend a weekly Recovery Circle.
What's happening at the Café?
Gypsy’s transformative journey from isolation to belonging finds its heartwarming haven at Recovery Café Longmont. In the initial throes of his struggle, Gypsy grappled with the gnawing sense of being adrift, as if the world had turned its back on him. Enter Recovery Café Longmont, a sanctuary where his life would take a meaningful turn.
Meeting Harold for the first time one would see him as a calm, reserved man. His journey however, may surprise you. As a survivor of many hardships, Harold’s resilience serves as a story of hope to those recovering from substance use disorder. Once a hesitant prospective member of the Café, he remained open-minded, optimistic
What’s coming up
SMART stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training. This is more than an acronym: it is a transformative method of moving from addictive substances and negative behaviors to a life of positive self-regard and willingness to change. Learn more at: https://www.smartrecovery.org/about-us/
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