Recovery Café Longmont
Recovery Café is open noon-4pm Monday-Friday.
What is Recovery Café Longmont?
Our mission is to be a community of refuge and healing for people in recovery. But, what does that mean? Simply put, we understand the process is more complicated than just making the decision to be recovered. Being stable for a day or a week doesn’t necessarily mean it’ll stick for the long haul – and Recovery Café Longmont is about the long haul. That’s why we work hard to provide our members a healthy, stable community – a place to belong. Because while we teach our members the skills to stay recovered, it’s our relationships that support us through our darkest times.
What does Recovery Café require of its members?
- To be drug and alcohol free for 24 hours
- To meet weekly with a small, loving accountability group called a Recovery Café
- To contribute by helping to maintain the physical space and to create a culture of healing and unconditional love
What is the Recovery Café model?
The Recovery Café model begins with the understanding that every human being is precious and worthy of love regardless of past trauma, mental and emotional anguish, addictive behaviors or mistakes made. The model is a membership-based model requiring commitments that are held through loving accountability. Everyone is a contributor in the model, which allows for mutually liberating relationships which cross socio-economic, racial, religious, gender and other barriers that exist in the larger culture. By practicing radical hospitality, the model supports everyone wherever they are on their journey and encourages multiple pathways to recovery. From this place of deep knowing and deep loving, the model raises up leaders from within its community to share their gifts and follow at the point of another’s gifts. This model provides support, resources, and a community of care along the entire continuum of a person’s need for recovery assistance.
What the Recovery Café model is not?
Recovery Café is not treatment, but we operate within an addiction recovery and mental health framework and welcome collaboration with treatment partners. Many members are already engaged with the treatment system, in which case we provide support to remain anchored in recovery between meetings with health professionals, case managers, and/or corrections officers.
Recovery Café is not a drop-in center. Every person in the space is either a guest for the day or an active Member of the Recovery Café community.
At Recovery Café Longmont we work together.
Without ongoing recovery support, the challenge of maintaining stability in mental health, relationships, housing and employment and breaking cycles of destruction may feel nearly impossible. Recovery is a life-long commitment that cannot be met by 30-day treatment programs. Where do you go on day 31?
One in eight Coloradans has a mental health condition and many struggle with substance abuse. Longmont has not been immune to the opioid crisis being experienced nationally. According to Boulder County Public Health, the number of people in Boulder County who were treated for heroin misuse increased by 128 percent between 2010 and 2016, resulting in more than 191 deaths and making opioid-related deaths more common than deaths from car accidents.
According to the National Institutes of Health, individuals in recovery from a substance use disorder need a foundation of at least two years of sobriety to ensure long-term recovery. Recovery Café Longmont provides this crucial support to women and men who want to rebuild their lives and break the cycle of homelessness, addiction, and other mental health challenges.
At Recovery Café Longmont … Your Journey Can Begin Today.
We provide a beautiful, safe, warm, drug and alcohol-free space and loving community to anchor people in the sustained recovery they need to gain and maintain access to housing, social and health services, healthy relationships, education and employment.
If you would like to start the journey of recovery, please