Category Archives: Non-Profit

Recovery Cafe!

| July 22, 2013











Gretchen, pictured above with a volunteer barista (left) and the Director of Resource Development for the Recovery Cafe (right), representing Caffe Vita at a small awards ceremony.  Caffe Vita is honored to be a part of this organization, providing them with some of the assets they need in order to function as a free service to the community.  As a non-profit, they could always use more support.  Below is a description of the Cafe and how people of the community are benefiting from it’s efforts!

Recovery Café Offers a Loving, Healing Community!!!

They are open Tuesday through Saturday, 12:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

They offer many different events and activities to support you in your recovery, including early morning and weekend 12-Step meetings. They have Member Introductions three times a week, Tuesdays and Saturdays, promptly at 1:00PM and Thursdays promptly at 4:00PM. Visit their resources page to see 12-Step schedules for the whole area.

Recovery Café invites men and women who want to be part of a supportive recovery community to become members of the Cafe. To be a member, you need to be drug and alcohol free for 24-hours and attend a Recovery Circle.

Here are the steps to join:

  • Stop by for your first visit: Tuesdays–Saturdays, 12–5:00 p.m.
  • Attend an introductory orientation: Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday, 1 p.m.

Once you’ve been assigned to and attend a Recovery Circle, you’re welcome to participate in all the Cafe and School for Recovery activities.

They serve dinner nightly at 5:15 p.m., for people who are part of 12-Step meetings or Recovery Circles.

Become a Member

If you are interested in becoming a member, you can take the following steps:

•    Stop by for your first visit: Tuesdays–Saturdays, 12–5 p.m.
•    Attend an introductory orientation: Tuesdays and Saturday at 1 p.m. and Thursdays at 4pm.
•    Attend a weekly Recovery Circle (small accountability group)

Once you’ve been assigned to and attend a Recovery Circle, you’re welcome to participate in all the Cafe and School for Recovery activities.


Volunteers are an important part of the Recovery Cafe community. Please email or visit
ourVolunteer Page for more information about ways to participate. Volunteers are also welcome to
participate in Café sponsored classes, events and activities for their own growth and healing.
Caffe Vita volunteers trainers to guide future baristas on brewing methods!


Ninety percent of Recovery Café members report that a supportive community helps them
maintain sobriety. Donate online or attend their annual event, Standing in the Gap!


Rock OUT!

| July 9, 2013

Rock Camp

Queer Rock Camp is a program of Stonewall Youth, a non-profit organization serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and allied youth, ages 12-21, in the form of drop-in hours, peer support groups, activist summer school, and many other youth advocacy and empowerment programs.

Caffe Vita is proud and honored to be a part of this year’s event!  Find out more about this incredible program by checking out their website.  You can also follow them on Facebook!  Tolearn how you can support Stonewall Youth’s program, check out their website or follow them on Facebook!

Rock Camp

A lot happening on 43rd and Fremont Avenue!

| May 24, 2013

Caffe Vita’s Fremont cafe is located on the corner of 43rd St. and Fremont Ave..  On the same corner is a place we have come to love and appreciate, the Fremont Abbey Arts Center!

Fremont Abbey’s mission is to curate vibrant & welcoming spaces where people of all ages and incomes can grow in their artistic & social development through arts & cultural experiences.


Shenandoah Davis – playing Bumbershoot.

Abbey Arts focuses on music, dance, visual, literary and culinary arts in formats including multi-arts performances, group classes & workshops, individual lessons, new exhibits, community gatherings, and artistic life celebrations.

They are a nonprofit arts organization presenting and curating creative events at unusual spaces around Seattle and at our home venue, Fremont Abbey Arts Center.  They have a benefit show coming up on May 31st, in which Kelli Schaefer will be releasing her EP.  The best part, and the thing we appreciate so much, is that the show is ALL AGES.  Doors are at 7PM, and the show starts at 8!

INFO and TICKETS about Kelli Schaefer’s show.


Follow Fremont Abbey Arts Center on FACEBOOK