Recovery Cafe Dayton Ohio is a healing community for those traumatized by mental health challenges, addiction and homelessness. Recovery Cafe Dayton Ohio is founded on the belief that every human being is valuable, worthy of love and deserving of the prospects to accomplish his or her potential. In this healing community people who aren’t capable of obtaining long-term recovery services start to become part of a community learning how to trust again, learning how to receive and give love, feel like they belong, begin the journey to healing. The Cafe helps members begin to develop tools and access other community resources for stabilizing recovery. It is significant to have daily accomplishments and a trusting community. They are the necessities that assist breaking the patterns and challenges of mental health illnesses, addictions and homelessness. Mission for Recovery Café is a safe place for people recovering from homelessness, addiction and other mental health challenges to restore relationships and reclaim dignity, renew hope and inspire and encourage others to do the same.

Recovery Cafe Dayton Ohio is a place for:

  • Couples who have recently have been housed and want to continue
  • on track with the goals they are achieving
  • Those who need support and structure
  • Adults who deal with life’s struggles by using substances to cope
  • Individuals existing on the street looking for recovery and stability
  • Individuals who are returning into the community from being incarcerated and pursuing a sober and strong re-entry to be productive in our society.

As our community continues to face the challenge of increased drug use among our community and the number of our daily overdoses grew causing us to be the number one city in the United States previously, RCDO is determined and highly invested weekly to help support long-term recovery to effectively address all challenges.Vision for Recovery Café is a vibrant, transformed community that encourages contribution and empowers spiritual, emotional and physical healing.

HISTORY: How Recovery Café began in Dayton, Ohio
The people at the Life Enrichment Center spent many years sharing meals, handing out groceries, having multiple classes, GED classes, offering showers individually for women and men, free haircuts, limited free clothing each month, a public health nurse is available most days and our needle exchange through a health care provider. In the past Dayton, Ohio is known as the number one drug overdose cities in the United States. Today Dayton, Ohio ranks eighth on the list of the top ten cities with the highest poverty rates and number one in the country for drug overdose. It is shocking to see how this opioid epidemic is destroying the precious lives across the country and particularly in this region. On Friday’s Care-point which is through Public Health, Dayton Montgomery County assist the community in Dayton, Ohio at Life Enrichment Center and have exchanged 50,492 needles from January 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018. They have encountered 2,363 individuals who may need treatment, a referral or other health-related assistance. The location also offer (Narcan) classes and the total Naloxone (Narcan) kits that have been distributed from January 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018 are 198.[1]
   As the years have gone by many individuals remain stuck, live on the streets, unable to find their way out from under the grasps of homelessness, substance abuse and the challenges of mental illness. The Life Enrichment Center is located in the heart of all the highest numbers concerning homelessness, drug overdoses, and mental illness. It is a remarkable location in downtown Dayton, Ohio should be used to provide recovery services to all people, without regard to religious preference.
“It’s really sad and shocking to see how this opioid epidemic is destroying lives across the country”, said Jennifer McDonald, an ArrestRecords.com analyst. [2] “Communities large and small are being torn apart, and this map and data really shows how bad it is.” Ohio has always been known as the pipeline for drug smuggling.
   In the search to address this need Life Enrichment Center connected with an old friend Robert Hardly associated with the Recovery Café in Seattle, Washington. Robert Hardly played a huge part in how the Recovery Café in Dayton, Ohio began. Recovery Café Dayton, Ohio is a place where those who need a safe place to recover from homelessness, addiction and other mental health challenges to restore and reclaim dignity, renew hope and inspire and encourage others to do the same. They are able to spend their days in a compassionate community. Recovery Café is a place to bond with friends and mentors that support new dreams and new habits. They share meals, attend recovery Circles, take classes, and volunteer to be a part of the team while working on their own recovery. People are capable of gaining leadership qualities and work readiness skills by practicing healthy behaviors with new friends and through programs related to recovery schools.
    With direction and teaching from the Seattle Recovery Café Network, Recovery Café Dayton, Ohio is a program which is part of the Life Enrichment Center. We opened our doors in Dayton, Ohio Feb. 26, 2018. Recovery Café Dayton, Ohio began building a supportive community, offering group meals, offering groups called Recovery Circles, and having weekly schedules.

  Our program helps our members reach their personal goals, such as reunification family, and gaining maintenance to their homes, employment and mental health challenges. We are currently open on Thursdays and Fridays 2:30-6:30, and Tuesday new member introduction sessions take place each week at 12.00 noon.

[1]  (Public Health, Dayton & Montgomery County, May 31, 2018).  

[2] ArrestRecords.com analyst, The new list was compiled using CDC and state health data for major cities in the United States, ArrestRecords.com said in a news release. https://www.whio.com/news/crime–law/dayton-nation-for-drug overdoses/y5TbZ36ygEHKXhtrmQNrIN/ Channel 7 WHIO May 24, 2016,


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