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Extreme Team Project underway at Recovery Cafe

Extreme Team: Recovery Cafe

SPOKANE, Wash. - The KXLY 4 Extreme Team takes on a new project remodeling a Peaceful Valley building that serves as a place for healing and hope.

After sitting vacant for about a year, Community-Minded Enterprises decided to turn the building into a place for recovery and personal growth.

Now, the Recovery Cafe is helping people battling addiction. The Spokane location was founded in February 2017.

Membership is free and open to anyone. The programs are designed to help reduce relapses, provide support for people in recovery, and connect those people to resources and a support system.

Jan Loux has lived in the neighborhood for 13 years and said before the Recovery Cafe opened, she was worried the building was going to be torn down. But since Community-Minded Enterprises invested in the building, she's really impressed with the role it's played in the community.

"Giving this building a make over is just fabulous. It's gonna look so great. And it's going to be so much of a positive presence both for the neighborhood, our neighborhood, and for the people that come in here," Loux said.

For members of the cafe, many said this place changed their lives.

"The hope I found here is that I am not alone. It is not just about me. It impacts my family and friends. It impacts everyone that is in our community," said Cafe Client Darren Sowers.

The Extreme Team has their work cut out for them. Plans to renovate the building include a new paint job, new carpet, along with some improvements to the kitchen. The Extreme Team also plans to reside the building and update the interior lighting and tables. New doors are also included in this make over.