Member to Member Support

Carpenters Who Care is a program where carpenters help carpenters who are suffering from addiction. The group was started in 2017 by members of the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters who came together to talk about the number of carpenters who have been dying due to the disease of addiction. From that conversation Carpenters Who Care was created. This group provides a network for carpenters with addiction to anonymously connect and provide the support needed to fight addiction. There is no easy fix or answer to this disease and Carpenters Who Care is here to help and provide the perspective of fellow carpenters who are dealing with the same issues as you.

Carpenters Who Care is for anyone suffering from addiction and is not affiliated with any 12 step program nor is it monitored or affiliated with the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters. This way we can better be a resource to everyone who is suffering from addiction and our members can talk about anything at meetings.

 

How We Started

In 2017 a group of carpenters wanted to get together in Philadelphia regarding the rise of addiction-related deaths in the construction industry. This group of carpenters was made up of carpenters who suffered from addiction and wanted to figure out a way to provide assistance to other members who were suffering. A support group was discussed and from that Carpenters Who Care was started with meetings in Philadelphia and New Jersey. Since then outreach has taken place to other regions of the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council membership and member to member support is growing.

Addiction affects everyone in your life. This painting was by an addict while sober who soon after relapsed and passed away from his disease.