WCI, Inc

NC Workforce Development Coalition, Inc.

WNC Recovery Friendly Workplace Summit

Are you curious about what becoming a Recovery Friendly Workplace would mean for your organization?  Do you want to know more about working with and supporting individuals in recovery?

If you do have questions, the WNC Recovery Friendly Workplace Summit is a free event happening on January 17th & 18th that will provide answers to those questions and much more!

Our own Kit Roberts will be representing WCI throughout the 2-day event and will be available to answer any questions you may have and provide you with “next steps” to take in the process of becoming a Recovery Friendly Workplace.

Topics covered included:

  1. Introduction to Substance Use Disorder, Addiction, and Recovery
  2. Building a Recovery Friendly Workplace and Supporting Employees
  3. Recovery Friendly Workplaces in Public Health
  4. Harm Reduction in the Workplace

The program is presented by PRISM (People’s Recovery Initiative for Solutions and More) and sponsored by Dogwood Health Trust and Wilkes Recovery Revolution

Click Here to see the agenda and to register. The event is free but registration is required.

What is NCWDC?

North Carolina Workforce Development Coalition, Inc. is the 501(c)3 foundation subsidiary of WCI, Inc. We have been awarded a 3-year grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to fund a project known as WNC Recovery Friendly Workplaces & Wellbeing Initiative. This is a collaboration with multiple community service organizations to build substance use recovery ecosystems throughout the 27 counties of Western North Carolina. We help employers develop Recovery Friendly Workplaces and support recovering individuals for gainful employment.

The services of NCWDC are funded by a grant and there is no cost to employers or individuals.

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Recovery Friendly Workplaces

Recovery friendly workplaces are those that actively promote an atmosphere of understanding and compassion toward employees and their families who may be in recovery or dealing with substance use disorders (SUD). They provide resources, education, and assistance to ensure that employees can thrive both personally and professionally. These initiatives aim to reduce stigma, increase access to treatment and support, and ultimately create a more resilient and productive workforce. In the process, employers can keep valuable employees as well as enlarge the pool of potential employees.

"This grant is a tremendous opportunity for the NC Workforce Development Coalition to make a lasting impact on our communities. We believe that fostering recovery friendly workplaces not only benefits individuals in recovery but also contributes to stronger, healthier, and more productive communities. We are committed to using this grant to its fullest potential to create positive change in the lives of our workforce."

Fredrick Reese, President & CEO of WCI

North Carolina Workforce Development Coalition, Inc.


Kit Roberts, Program Director, [email protected], 828.713.5880

One Town Square Blvd, Suite 100, Asheville, NC 28803 +1 (800) 621-2685 [email protected]