Beacon: Raimondo Designates Thrive as Recovery Friendly Workplace

Beacon: Raimondo Designates Thrive as Recovery Friendly Workplace

Published 11/13/2020

Led by Governor Gina M. Raimondo, Rhode Island’s Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative empowers workplaces to support staff recovering from substance use disorder. To be recognized, organizations must have demonstrated their commitment to helping people in recovery while advancing the health and wellbeing of their employees. 

The award letter states: “Thrive Behavioral Health’s status as a Recovery Friendly Workplace not only sends a strong message to existing and potential employees about the positive culture of Thrive, it speaks to the importance of implementing a solution-focused approach to addressing addiction and behavioral health head-on.” Thrive was publicly recognized for receiving the award during the Governor's Overdose Prevention and Intervention Taskforce October 14th. 

“This award is a true testament to our efforts to foster an inclusive environment for clients and staff,” said Linda Ann Morales, Thrive’s Director of Human Resources. Hired in June 2020, Morales oversees Thrive’s employee relations, assesses staff’s needs and works with leadership and managers to develop a culture that embraces and encourages diversity, equity and inclusion. She continued: “I am very proud to work for an organization whose vision and guiding principles promote every individual’s growth, development and recovery.”  

Recovery Friendly Workplaces strengthen communities by fostering work environments that support individuals in recovery and anyone impacted by substance use. Within these healthy and safe environments employers, employees and communities can collaborate to create positive change and eliminate barriers for those impacted by addiction. More details about this initiative can be viewed at

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