Success

Since opening in April 2014, Recovery Cafe San Jose has supported many hundreds of individuals in their recovery, helping them reach such goals as family reunification, and achieving the stability to gain – and maintain – housing and employment.

 

Membership in the Cafe Works:

Through our annual Member Survey, our members report:

 

Increased Wellness

  • 31% Agree and 49% Strongly agree that “Being a part of the Cafe has helped me respond to difficult situations in healthier ways”
  • 91% answered Yes to “Have you been taking better care of your physical health since coming to Recovery Cafe SJ?”
  • 95% answered Yes to “Has Recovery Cafe SJ been an important source of nourishment/food for you?”

Increased Housing Stability

  • 53% answered Yes to “Do you have access to housing (other than shelter or transitional housing)?”
  • 53% answered Yes to “Has Recovery Cafe SJ helped you make progress in your shelter or transitional housing?”
  • 30% answered Yes to “Did Recovery Cafe SJ help you access housing?”

Decreases in the Social Isolation that leads to Relapse

  • 96% answered Yes to “Has the Recovery Cafe increased the amount of hope in your life?”
  • 93% answered Yes to “Has coming to Recovery Cafe SJ helped you feel less alone?”

Decreased Impact on Law Enforcement

  • 71% answered Yes to “Have you been in less trouble with the police since coming to the Recovery Cafe?”

Increased Sobriety

  • 97% answered Yes to “Has coming to Recovery Cafe SJ helped you develop/maintain your relapse prevention skills?”
  • Only 27% answered Yes to “Since coming to the Cafe, have you relapsed one or more times?”
  • Of those who relapsed, 76% answered Yes to “IHas the Cafe helped you reduce the severity and frequency of the relapse?”