Our mission is to make a positive impact on our local community by meeting the physical, emotional and social needs of those seeking to connect with others through an opportunity to both be served and to serve in a profoundly compassionate environment.
Our vision is that anyone who is hungry, feeling alone or struggling in recovery can find love and compassion and fellowship at our café. We believe that acceptance, belonging and community are the foundation to lasting recovery.
Mental health challenges often underlie substance use and many people manage their pain through substance abuse. This dis-proportionally hurts low-income and homeless individuals struggling with mental health challenges who often stop taking or lose access to medication, triggering substance abuse relapse. Loss of access to housing, employment, and health care services is often a consequence. Without sustained recovery from mental health challenges and substance use, accessing existing housing and social service providers can feel insurmountable.
According to the National Institute of Health, recovering substance users need a foundation of at least two years sobriety to ensure long-term recovery. Recovery Café Terre Haute provides this crucial support to those who want to rebuild their lives and break the cycle of homelessness, substance use disorder, and other mental health challenge.
Recovery Café Terre Haute was founded on the certain belief that every human being is beloved regardless of past trauma, mental and emotional anguish, addictive behaviors or mistakes made. We open our doors to people with heavy loads of failure, guilt, and shame. Our space is beautiful to show our members they are deserving of a beautiful, safe, drug and alcohol-free space. We are a loving community in order to anchor our members (closely-supported consumers) in the sustained recovery needed to gain and maintain access to housing, social and health services, healthy relationships, education and employment.
We provide support, resources and a community of care along the entire continuum of a person’s need for recovery assistance. Whether in crisis, newer to recovery, in long-term recovery, after a relapse, during a difficult life change, or mental health transition, the Café is there as a refuge of care with evidence-based support and love.
We teach people ways to manage mental health, maintain sobriety, and build community. We help each individual reclaim life as a person worthy of giving and receiving love.
Through our work, we prevent individuals from another potentially life-ending crisis, saving taxpayer money in emergency intervention to help them stabilize, and allowing mental health and addiction support professionals to focus on health maintenance and substance use prevention.