Consistent with Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) guidelines, Recovery Cafés define recovery as, “a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.”
Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver WA., Couve Collective is a recovery community who values connection, balance, and personal growth. We offer a safe, comfortable space for people and their children to gather, and provide various groups, activities, and resources which promote a flourishing, self-directed life. We are dedicated to bringing people together, healing families, building healthy relationships, and promoting joy and passion for life.
Couve Collective endeavors to fill a need for social interaction, community support, empathy and loving accountability for people who are living in recovery. Members could be individuals who recently completed or are engaged in treatment for addiction, those who struggle with being unhoused, anyone overcoming trauma or those who are seeking recovery from life’s challenges. Couve Collective supports all paths to recovery and strives to be a resource for individuals and families who are seeking to find healthy solutions for living a fulfilled life.
Nestled between Share House and Open House Ministries, Couve Collective serves the population of downtown Vancouver. Ultimately, we are seeking this funding to increase recovery capital for those who are new/returning to recovery. The target population for this funding are those struggling with with intravenous opiate use, and, in addition, parents who are building skills and actively working to reintegrate with their children in their recovery.
We will reach these populations by increasing our outreach through facilitating workshops, providing and receiving warm handoffs, and streamlining referral processes with local services focused on treatment, detox, and housing. Additional funding will aid our outsource lead who specializes in guiding people that are entering recovery and assists them in engaging services. This person serves as a liaison and point of contact for those wanting to enter detox and treatment and those starting their recovery journey following stabilization. Their utilization of a warm handoff allows individuals to build community reinforcements following treatment and receive seamless services.
We believe it is crucial to strongly engage individuals in the early stages of recovery and establish structure and connection to on-going growth following stabilization. We will increase the amount of meals and basic supplies we provide to our members that promote stability and safety. We have learned it is crucial to meet the basic needs of our members in order for them to be successful in their recovery. We want to be able to provide basic shelter and other items which promote fundamental wellness, including transportation options and clothing. We believe robust recovery coaching is important to long-term success. With additional Recovery Coaches, the program we want to implement will include recovery coaching services for every member. We expect individuals in the program to meet at least twice per month with their coach, focusing on removing roadblocks and showing progression towards their stated recovery goals.