a place to belong and grow
Recovery Café San José (RCSJ) is a healing community for those traumatized by homelessness, addiction, and mental health challenges. Located in the heart of downtown San Jose, RCSJ is a place where anyone seeking recovery support can come for meals, classes, community resources, and to build positive relationships.
Recovery Circles – small weekly peer support and accountability groups – form the base of our programming. Through the Circles, each member comes to be deeply known and supported by at least one staff member or volunteer facilitator.
Our School for Recovery includes such classes as Trauma Recovery, WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan), Emotional Growth, and Nonviolent Communication.
Our Community Participation Program gives members the opportunity to train alongside our chefs and barista to learn commercial kitchen and coffee service skills, as well as build self-esteem. Graduates may give back through volunteer work at RCSJ, or continue their education by enrolling in a more in-depth program, or use their new skills in entry-level food service employment.
Art, music, yoga, connections to community resources, guest speakers, and special events and activities fill out each day's schedule, and the day is framed by Group Meals. And there's always plenty of coffee and social activity.
Since opening in April 2014, RCSJ has supported over 1,500 individuals in their recovery, helping them reach such goals as returning to school, improved health, family reunification, and achieving the stability to gain - and maintain - housing and employment.
Despite restrictions during the Covid Pandemic, we continue to provide services.
Other Ways to Donate:
If you prefer to donate off-line, please mail your check to:
Recovery Cafe San Jose, 80 South 5th Street, San Jose, CA 95112.
Your Memorial Gift continues our mission as your legacy. Please consider naming "Recovery Café San José i(tax ID# 45-4496745)" as a beneficiary of your estate, insurance policy, or retirement plan.
For those giving through Donor Advised Funds ("DAFs"), our full legal name and address is: Recovery Café San José, Inc., 80 South 5th Street, San Jose, CA 95112, tax ID# 45-449745, contact is Kathy Cordova, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 408-309-1871.
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We are committed to donor transparency. Our IRS 990 tax filings and fiscal audits are available at this link: http://recoverycafesj.org/financials/