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'Recovery Cafe Lexington' nearing end of construction, set to open before January ends

Posted at 1:19 PM, Jan 04, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The "Recovery Cafe Lexington" is a recovery community center where people who are recovering from the trauma of homelessness, incarceration, addiction and/or mental health challenges can come for support.

"From our perspective, recovery is getting over whatever hurdles or traumas that have gotten in the way in your life," Vice President Joshua Mauldin said. "We really hope to be a connection to so many great facilities that are already in place in the area."

Recovery Cafe signed the lease to its current home on Versailles Road in October 2019.

Since then, volunteers and staff have worked to get the space up and running.

By the end of January, the Cafe should be on open Saturday's from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. On those days, people would come in, gather, have a meal and attend a "recovery circle."

"A recovery circle is a small group meeting for accountability and check-in," Mauldin said.

People can also attend life skill lessons such as resume writing and health and wellness.

There are three requirements for people to become members of the cafe:

  • You have to be drug and alcohol free for 24 hours
  • You must attend a recovery circle every week
  • You must help with cleaning up the space at the end of the day when it closes down

The ultimate goal is to be open 6 days a week.