Help is available

If you are struggling with concerns about substance use or your mental health – you are not alone. Your union and Building Futures are here to help. You can access a variety of confidential services at the numbers below.

As a member of a RI Building and Construction Trades Council union, you can access many different kinds of support. You can call your union or connect with your Employee Assistance Program (EAP).  Many unions have member peers who are in recovery and able to lend an ear or help you decide what comes next. There are union specific recovery groups or, scroll down to the bottom of the page to find a local 12-step meeting or other recovery group.

Sometimes, things can feel really hopeless, but know that you are not alone. You CAN recover and you can get back to work afterwards.

Contact Michael Currier at Building Futures. Michael is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a person in long term recovery. He is available to answer your questions and help you make a plan that works for you. You can reach him at 401-426-2470 or at mcurrier@bfri.org.

Suicide and Crisis Hotline

Call or text 998 anytime of day or night.

Union Recovery Resources

Boilermakers Local 29

Boilermakers Substance Abuse Program

Boilermakers Crisis Line: 1-877-244-3572

Bricklayers Local 3

EAP: Modern Assistance 617-774-0331 or 1-800-878-2004

Carpenters Local 330 & NASRCC (North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters)

The Carpenters Recovery group holds virtual meetings every Tuesday at 7pm. Meeting ID 452 555 1725. Open to members and dependents.
More Info: NASRCC.org/cap

Call Carpenters Assistance Program 24/7: 1-800-344-1515 ext 1160 or at 978-752-1160

Member Peers

Electricians, IBEW Local 99

EAP: Modern Assistance 617-774-0331 or 1-800-878-2004

Member Peers

Tim Potter: 401-601-612

tpotter@carene.org

Joe Simons: 401-332-8590

simons1@cox.net

Elevator Constructors, Local 39

Lyra Health coordinates confidential care. Call 844-926-2482

Member Peers

Nick Arsis

631-889-1456

nickarsis@yahoo.com

Insulators Local 6

EAP: Modern Assistance 617-774-0331 or 1-800-878-2004

Member Peers

Jeff Saliba: 617-293-6368

Sean McCarthy: 617-297-6118

Ironworkers Local 37

Weekly AA meeting – Iron Will Sobriety.  Every Friday from 7 – 8 pm at the Local 37 Ironworkers Hall, 845 Waterman Ave. East Providence, RI 02914

EAP: Modern Assistance 617-774-0331 or 1-800-878-2004

Member Peers

Timothy Oulette, 508-496-2819

Benjamin Turner, 401-204-2041

IUPAT DC 11

Lower Hudson Valley EAP  914-245-6300 or 1-800-EAP-2799

Laborers, LIUNA 271

RI Member Assistance Program: 401-398-7681

Michael Currier at Building Futures

Cell: 401-426-2470

mcurrier@bfri.org

Millwrights Local 1121

EAP: KGA Call 1-800-648-9557 24/7 for a confidential consultation

Member Peers