"The Recovery Café is a loving, supportive community serving men and women traumatized by homelessness, addiction and mental health challenges."
I talked to Seth, who led a glass project art glass at the Cafe. The work was displayed this morning and it was all beautiful! I loved getting to hear about how people just want the chance to create, express, and be heard. Many of these people feel like "outcasts" in society, so to have staff and volunteers at the Cafe become their family who loves them, accepts them, and holds them accountable all while helping them process and cope with really difficult issues is so huge.
[photo from the Glass House Project]
In light of all this, I'm not sure where it takes me. I am super excited about what they are doing there, and I am super excited at the idea of teaching a class... learning in a class with others... but it will be a bit of a process to get everything together. I for sure want to learn more about it, and I am going to visit next week to get some ideas rolling... what do you think? Ideas for classes? What to teach? What to present as an idea to the coordinator? I'll keep you posted as to how it all goes.
(Oh, and thanks, Holly!!)