School for Recovery


The School for Recovery gives Café members and non-members the chance to grow, heal, discover, take risks, and surprise themselves by doing and becoming what they never thought possible.

While the word “recovery” doesn’t appear in most of course titles, every single class is designed to provide support, wisdom, and companions for the hard work of making healthier choices as we live with whatever it is we are recovering from.

Participation in the School advances the recovery journey in a number of ways:

  • Taking classes gives people meaningful things to do with their time and gets them out of their heads
  • Offers them ways to build deeper relationships with people who are serious about recovery
  • Provides mentors who are committed to their healing and growth
  • Introduces them to new ideas and experiences that can take them on life-giving paths they’ve never imagined
  • And most importantly, the School for Recovery is about letting yourself get passionate about something and diving into it in creative, healing ways

The school year is divided into three 10-week terms (fall, winter, spring) with a 5-week term in the summer.

A brochure about upcoming classes is available at the Café and online several weeks before the start of the next term.

Members of the Café can sign up for as many classes as they wish.  Non-members can sign up for one class each term. (If you are a non-member and want to sign up for one of the on-going classes that meets throughout the year, please contact Donald Conerly.)

All questions about the School can be directed to Donald Conerly or call 202-704-2619.

We are an Emerging Member of the

Recovery Café Network