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Rhode Island's Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative 

The Rhode Island Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative works with partners and employers to help address substance use and mental health conditions facing workforces and communities.

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Our goal is to provide consulting, guidance, training, and technical support to help organizations implement evidence-based workplace practices and support for employees in treatment and recovery, those looking to enter treatment, and people in recovery looking to reengage the workforce.

The Rhode Island Recovery Friendly Workplace (RFW) Initiative acknowledges the critical role employers and institutions hold in elevating the importance of substance use and mental health conditions in the workplace and is dedicated to equipping them to address it.

Empowering workplaces to provide support for people recovering from substance use disorder

Led by Governor Dan McKee, Rhode Island’s “Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative” promotes individual wellness for Ocean Staters by empowering workplaces to provide support for people recovering from substance use disorder.

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RFW Learning Series Calendar

Serving Support: Empowering Hospitality Workers' Mental Health and Substance Use Struggles

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Join us for an enlightening webinar with industry expert Kimberly Flear of Last Call Coaching, as we delve into the critical intersection of substance use and mental health within the vibrant hospitality industry. Rhode Island is a prime destination for those in search of warm hospitality and picturesque scenery. In this webinar, we'll explore strategies aimed at cultivating a healthy workplace environment that prioritizes employee well-being, fosters meaningful connections, and ensures psychological safety. By implementing these strategies, businesses can not only support their employees but also enhance their ability to deliver exceptional customer experiences. 

May 22 | 12 Noon – 1 pm | Cost: Free

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