What’s Happening at CRC quarterly update, September 2022

CRC’s first Fundraiser Event!


Mark your Calendars for CRC’s Fundraiser Event, Saturday Flea Market! We are celebrating the 10th Anniversary of our Peer Program’s Stone Soup Café. We are seeking more local vendors to set up shop at our event, accepting donations for our raffle prizes, and inviting the community to stop by and shop, eat some delicious comfort food and help us celebrate! See flyers below for more information!

                                         Calling all vendors flyer


The Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment (MAT) Act is a Congressional bill that would have a big impact in reducing the stigma of opioid use disorder and its treatment with Suboxone.

5.12.21 Media Release – MAT Act OBC-CRC


Capital Recovery Center and Olympia Bupe Clinic Receive $5,000 gift from Amerigroup

The staff of Capital Recovery Center and Olympia Bupe Clinic thank Amerigroup for its gift of $5000 for naloxone to save lives of community members by reversing opioid overdoses.
Left to right: Garrett Leonard, Stacy Hamlin, Shannon Wheeler, SUDP, Angie Warner-Rein, RN, Tamara Heinz. Bottom row: Andrea Mandt.

Peer Program will be providing all groups in virtual Zoom format until further notice

Gov. Jay Inslee announced new restrictions yesterday on Washington citizens and businesses, after a recent increase in the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Due to these restrictions, Capital Recovery Center’s Peer Program will be providing all groups in virtual Zoom format only until further notice. We have taken all necessary steps to ensure our staff and our participant’s safety and will continue to provide in-person one-on-one counseling and intakes at our Cherry St. location.

The Olympia Bupe Clinic is not impacted by the new restrictions and will continue to operate as they have been.
The restrictions take effect at 11:59 p.m. Monday and will remain in place until Monday, Dec. 14.

Re-opening announcement

We are happy to announce the reduced capacity re-opening of Capital Recovery Center’s PEER groups beginning July 1, 2020. from 9 am -3:30 pm.


Pre-enrollment is required for our scheduled groups. If you are not currently enrolled, you will not be able to attend due to the group size limitations. All groups will be provided in Zoom format as well. We are asking all of our participants to call their Peer counselors to enroll in their desired groups for both the in-person and Zoom format.

All one on one counseling will continue via telehealth only.


Please note the following policies when planning your visit to CRC.

– No food or beverage allowed inside CRC

-You will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and have a temperature check prior to entry.

-Masks are required to enter CRC and must be worn at all times. If you do not have one, we are happy to provide one upon arrival.

-Hand sanitizing provided at the time of entry

-Social distancing is required at all times in the building. Staff and participants will be required to remain 6 feet away from each other.

– You will be asked to exit the building between groups to allow our staff to properly sanitize the group rooms for the next group.






A Statement from Capital Recovery Center

Capital Recovery Center and Olympia Bupe Clinic response to Coronavirus

As of Monday, March 16, Capital Recovery Center will be adjusting our services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are committed to continuing to provide life-saving medication, peer support, and outreach to the extent possible. We are, at the same time, taking proactive measures to ensure the safety of our patients, staff, and community during this pandemic. We hope that by taking these proactive measures at this point, we can reduce further harm down the road.

For the Peer Program, all groups will be canceled until further notice. Scheduled one-on-one counseling sessions will be available based on present staffing and availability. Participants requesting appointments with their counselors will be screened over the phone for potential exposure as well as symptoms.

The Olympia Bupe Clinic will be operating with limited staff and during open clinic hours only. We will not be taking new patients except those who are pregnant or within 14 days of release from incarceration. Patients seeking to re-engage after a lapse in treatment should call 360-349-0033.

Our PATH outreach staff will be coordinating with the Greater Regional Outreach Workers League to provide support to vulnerable community members who are unsheltered – including delivering supplies and keeping our clients up to date on safety and health recommendations. PATH walk-ins and any in-person appointments for PATH clients are canceled.

We will be actively seeking new information from health authorities as this public health emergency evolves, and we will update our response as needed. Please visit our website at www.crcoly.org for the most updated information about our services and hours.

If you have general questions about OBC or PATH Outreach services, please call Meta Hogan at 360-350-5588.

Current OBC patients with questions can call our main clinic line at 360-349-0033. If you have general questions about the Peer program or CRC operations, please call 360-357-2583.

Current Peer participants wanting to make an appointment should call 360-357-2582.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update for Capital Recovery Center

Friends and valued supporters,

Given the rapidly changing news about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are monitoring the situation closely. The people we serve are our highest priority, and we will continue to do everything we
can to provide services while taking the utmost precaution for the health and safety of our participants, clients, staff, and volunteers.

In addition to utilizing good public health practices recommended by local health organizations and experts, we are making plans that can be quickly implemented if needed as more info is available. We are in contact with local health officials and are monitoring any recommended changes to avoid putting our clients, staff, and volunteers at higher risk for infection. We are fully committed to taking appropriate precautions to provide a safe and healthy environment for everyone we serve.

These are the current safety measures we are taking:

  • Providing ample hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies throughout our facilities and routinely disinfecting common meeting and workspace surfaces.
  • Increased our Janitorial Service to include weekly deep medical-grade cleaning on top of our current twice-weekly disinfectant cleaning.
  • Encouraging people to remain at home if they feel sick or are in a more vulnerable category (over age 60, have underlying health conditions or weakened immune systems, and/or are
  • Encouraging people to use good preventative practices, including frequent and thorough hand washing; avoiding touching eyes, nose, and mouth; and social distancing from anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
  • Refrain from shaking hands. Fist bumps, elbow bumps and head nods are all acceptable forms of greeting.

At this time, our services and events are operating as scheduled. We will let you know about any significant changes and developments as they occur by providing general updated
information on our  Facebook page and website.

We know all too well how stigma impacts communities and the spread of infectious disease. Already, some communities are being targeted in connection to COVID-19, although the virus is not
connected to any race, ethnicity, or nationality. It is important that we address the coronavirus as we would any other contagious disease — with guidance grounded in facts and good public health
practices. We stand with our allies and encourage everyone to be compassionate and prevent stigmatization by sharing accurate

During this time of uncertainty, we are doing our best to remain a place of support and consistency for our participants, clients, staff and volunteers. We will update you when the need arises. In the meantime, if you have any questions please email us. ([email protected])

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