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Tuesday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Recovery Cafe Daviess County is a love-based peer recovery community where we believe that we are all recovering from something. Our goal is to create a safe and inclusive space where personal growth, connection, and healing is accessible to the community, no matter the recovery challenge. By creating a community committed to love, support, equality, and inclusion, we will support individuals desiring recovery. We are a community of people recovering from mental health challenges, substance use disorders, traumatic life experiences, and homelessness.

Our Core Commitments

  • Community space that is drug- and alcohol-free
  • Member Contribuition
  • Raise up member leaders
  • Loving Accountability
  • Responsible stewardship
  • Work to end systemic racism, socioeconomic inequality, and oppression of any individual or identity group by holding spaces that are profoundly loving, inclusive, and honoring of all

Hands Up

A re-entry support program

This program offers support to qualifying participants with temporary financial assistance to start the Work Release Program or Home Detention. This program requires an application, interview process from Community Corrections and REAL Recovery Hands Up Coordinators. Qualifying participants must be accepted into both programs and agree to a repayment plan prior to receiving assistance. Individuals with any prior fees that were accrued and still owed are not eligible for this program. 

Hands Up assists only with the initial interview fee, screening fee, and the first week of program costs.

Hands Up was founded by Richard Shelton and Shaneah Shartzer in the fall of 2022.  The program offers financial assistance to eligible participants of Community Corrections with the initial costs to start the Work Release or Home Detention Program. 

The initial fees that Hands Up assists with are:

  • Interview Fee- $50.00
  • Start-Up Fee- $50.00
  • Baseline Drug Screen-$100.00
  • Program Fee for Work Release (1 week)- $140.00
  • Program Fee for Home Detention (1 week)-$105.00

We raise funds within our program through individual donations. Hands Up does require each active participant to agree to a repayment plan, as part of the terms and conditions to receive assistance. This allows for the participant to support another individual through the same process.

The program requires each applicant to meet all qualifications and complete each step before being considered for assistance.

  1. Complete Hands Up application and submit to REAL Recovery
  2. Complete the Interview with Community Corrections and be accepted into their program.
  3. Assistance requested can only be for the Initial Start Up Costs. Hands Up is unable to assist with any unpaid balances. If there is an outstanding balance, applicant will not be eligible to receive assistance until the account is rectified.
  4. Each application received will be submitted for review. If applicant is considered a serious violent offender or sexual offender, applicant may be ineligible to receive assistance. We will look at each individual case and determine eligibility. If applicant qualifies for assistance, we will schedule an in-person interview.
  5. Interview with Hands Up Coordinators.
  6. Applicant will have to agree to a repayment plan and sign a contract agreeing to the terms and conditions.
  7. Payment will be submitted to Community Corrections

Hands Up application. Compete and submit to REAL Recovery

Saturdays: 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Just as you are

12-Step Program and Social Support Group for individuals living in recovery.

Peer Recovery Coaching

Recovery Coaches have personal, lived experience in their own recovery from addiction, mental illness, or co-occurring substance and mental disorders. They provide one-on-one peer support, recovery resources, recovery planning, and crisis intervention. Our Recovery coaches are highly skilled and trained in Advocacy, Ethical Responsibility, Mentoring, Education, and in Recovery/Wellness Support.

Certified Addiction Peer Recovery Coaches are available on site!

Mondays: 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.

Dark to Light

All Pathways Meeting

For individuals living with an active addiction and/or mental health challenge(s), those living in recovery, and anyone concerned about substance use with someone else.

It is important to recognize that there is not just one pathway to recovery. The uniting purpose of any pathway to recovery is to heal the mind and body from substance use and have the freedom to live your life to the fullest.

Every person is different and as such everyone’s recovery is different, too.

Recovery is a highly personal process and it can occur via many pathways. Pathways may include clinical treatment, faith-based approaches, medications, peer support, family support, self-care, and/or holistic practices to heal the body and the mind.

Asking for help is the first step in a lifelong journey of healing physically, and growing mentally, emotionally, and spiritually from substance use disorder. Any pathway that works for you can offer a healthier and more productive life.

The Dark to Light Multiple Pathways meeting welcomes all who struggle with addiction, are affected by addiction, and have mental health challenges. We are all inclusive to the community and support the recovery lifestyle. A multiple pathways meeting is “non-denominational” meaning all pathways of recovery are embraced here. We choose universal recovery topics to discuss. We are not an anonymous group, yet there are some 12-step topics that may come up (including but not limited to step work). Pathways may include clinical treatment, faith-based approaches, medications, peer support, family support, self-care, and holistic practices to heal the body and the mind.

Fridays: 5pm-7pm

Pete Clymer Youth Boxing Club

Free Youth Program

Youth boxing club for 12-18 year-olds that encourages our younger generations to learn the fundamentals of boxing, receive mentorship, be in a positive learning environment, and focusing on self-discipline techniques.

Furniture for Families

Furniture for Families is program run by REAL Recovery that accepts furniture donations from individuals and organizations that are in good to excellent condition. REAL Recovery donates furniture to individuals and families in need at no cost. At times, supplies may be limited. All furniture donations must be picked up by the individual or family. No deliveries.

Helping Hands

Helping Hands

Helping Hands is a FREE distribution of clothing and household items serving Daviess County, Indiana. Helping Hands has a large inventory of gently used clothing, shoes, linens, bedding, used household items, kitchenware, games, toys and books.

All persons in need are welcome.

Donations can be made throughout the year to build inventory.

Call (812) 642-5007 to set up your appointment to shop, donate, or volunteer.