A Community Space For People In Recovery


We will be closed June 3-5 · See you on June 10!

Open EVERY Monday at 10am-6pm!

We’re located at 930 Mary Street, Door 3, Louisville, KY 40204.
Call us at 502-354-3266 or email us here to get in touch.

What is Recovery Café Louisville?

We are a peer-led, peer-run community space for you to build recovery relationships and find supportive resources. RCLou isn’t the type of café that sells sandwiches or lattés; we’re a gathering space for folks on a recovery journey and our allies. We celebrate every type and pathway of recovery (substance use, mental health, housing insecurity, and more). No matter your needs, we have resources for you—whether you’re in long-term recovery or contemplating making a change.

Our Mission

To recognize love in all people, to return that love, and to offer dignity and respect in a safe, loving, and healing space; to empower individuals in their journey towards a better life.

Our Vision

To encourage growth, healing, connection, and recovery through meaningful programming, educational opportunities, wellness programming, and community building in Louisville, Kentucky.

  • 25

    Bottomless coffee and tea service for two days

  • 50

    One delicious meal, serving twenty people in recovery

  • 100

    One cell phone with a month of service for a member

  • 250

    School for Recovery course or sober social event serving 40 people

  • 500

    One month of rent at a sober living home for a person in early recovery


To encourage growth, healing, connection, and recovery through meaningful programming, educational opportunities, wellness programming, and community building in Louisville, Kentucky.

Be drug and alcohol free the past 24 hours upon participating in activities

Attend a weekly discussion group called Recovery Circles

Volunteer in community service at the Café

Practice our guiding principles




  • Become A Member

    Recovery Café membership is entirely free. All we ask is that you practice some basic principles of being an awesome human being. Come by and we'll show you around!

  • Volunteer

    We have many different volunteer opportunities, both remote and on-site. Fill out the form and we'll get in touch with info on our volunteering opportunities.

  • Join The Board Of Directors

    If you are dedicated to serving others and willing to participate on our board, we would love to speak with you about the opportunity. Fill out the form and we will be in touch!

  • Staffing Opportunities

    As Recovery Café Louisville grows, so will our staff. If you are seeking a positive work environment with a chance for growth, get in touch. Fill out the form and we'll let you know about our current opportunities.

We Depend On You

By making a one-time or reoccurring donation, you help keep our community recovery sanctuary alive, right here in the heart of the Bluegrass. Your donation directly supports Kentuckians recovering from addiction, mental illness, and the trauma of street living. Give today to build a better community for us all.

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Who We Are

Sarah Charmoli & JD Dotson

Sarah and JD have forged a lasting friendship spanning nearly 8 years, sharing a deep commitment to the cause of recovery. Their journey led them to become integral members of the Recovery Café Network cohort since November 2022. Both individuals have worn multiple hats as entrepreneurs, small-business owners, and passionate advocates for those on the path to recovery.

JD is the proud owner and operator of Regalo Gifts in New Albany, where he extends his expertise beyond business to personal training, focusing on holistic health and wellness as we age.

Meanwhile, Sarah’s journey has taken her to mastery as an Effiji Breath Facilitator and she holds the role of Director of Operations at Effiji Worldwide. With over a decade of experience, she has been unwavering in her dedication to sharing the transformative power of this practice.

Together, Sarah and JD combine their shared passion for community and healing to bring the concept of the Recovery Café to the Louisville Metro area.

The Recovery Café Network

Recovery Café Network (RCN) is comprised of Recovery Cafés committed to serving people who have experienced trauma and the results of trauma like homelessness, substance use disorder, addiction, and other mental health challenges using the Recovery Café model

Recovery Café Louisville
930 Mary Street, Door 3
Louisville, KY 40204

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