Drug addiction is an issue that affects everyone. In Pierce County, from 2012 to 2017, the number of opioid-related deaths rose to 423. The Orting Valley, which includes Sumner, Puyallup, Bonney Lake, Buckley, and Eatonville, has witnessed an acute problem of addiction for a long time, but in 2017, after a series of fatal overdoses, the community realized it was time for change.
The Recovery Café Orting Valley will now provide residents with hope and healing to support their journey in recovering from drug addiction. The grand opening will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 17 at the the new facility at 113 Varner Avenue SE., in Orting.
The event will kick off with speakers whose support has been key to this project, including Pierce County Councilmember Derek Young, Pierce County Human Services Director Peter Ansara, District Superintendent United Methodist Church Reverend Kathleen Weber, and Killian Noe, the founder of Recovery Café. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be followed by an open house of the facility.