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MEND Program & Wellness

The MEND Program holds monthly Peer Support Group meetings for NYCDCC Welfare Fund participants/dependents who are in both long and short term recovery, and wish to share their experiences, sources of strength, inspirations, and hopes for the future with fellow group members in attendance. These meetings take place in the MEND Office on the 5th Floor of 395 Hudson Street.

The next scheduled meeting is: TBD

*Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the MEND Program is aware that most AA/NA meetings have been canceled. As such, we would like to let you know that you can seek help from the online resources provided on this page, contact the MEND Program at (212) 366-7590, or email us at We are here to help you during this difficult time!

Many 12 step meetings are creating Zoom meetings. It will be important to download the free Zoom app to your smartphone. When searching for an online meeting, you will be provided an access number on the website you are searching.

Online Group AA Meetings

In the Rooms Recovery

Narcotics Anonymous

Alanon Online 24/7 Anonymous Recovery Chat and Meetings

Online Al- Anon Meetings

Substance Abuse Resources

Substance Abuse Groups for Family/Friends

Other Mental Health/Abuse Resources


Prevention & Wellness

MEND Materials

Members Education and Network for Dependency (“MEND”) Program

As a part of its focus on fostering a healthy work and life-balance for its members and their dependents, the New York City District Council of Carpenters Welfare Fund has launched the Members Education and Network for Dependency (“MEND”) Program, which gives participants and their dependents access to confidential treatment for substance abuse and mental health issues. The program is located at 395 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014, on the 5th floor.

The goal of the MEND Program is to provide assistance to participants and dependents in addressing substance abuse and mental health issues through the following services:

  • Referrals to appropriate level of treatment including inpatient and outpatient treatment for all substances and mental health issues,
  • Case management and Coordination of Services with outside providers,
  • Supportive services and Education.

More specifically, MEND is designed to:

  • Verify eligibility for coverage, and/or assist in locating and obtaining coverage,
  • Conduct thorough assessments for appropriate level of treatment and length of stay,
  • Provide treatment authorization in accordance with established guidelines,
  • Assist participants and/or dependents in identifying their treatment needs and goals,
  • Help participants and their dependents to secure services at treatment facilities,
  • Provide in-house support services including individual and family counseling, support groups, and educational groups,
  • Provide educational workshops.

If you or one of your dependents is struggling with substance abuse or mental health issues, please contact the MEND Program for assistance from our accredited staff. The MEND program can be reached by phone at (212) 366-7590 or by email at Please remember that there is no shame in asking for help, that MEND operates under strict confidentiality restrictions, and that we are here to help you and your family.

MEND Program & Wellness Archive

Mental Health Awareness Month Campaign: Individual and Community Fast Facts

May 20, 2021
As a continued part of the MEND Program’s campaign to promote Mental Health Awareness Month, we would like to present […]

The MEND Program Recognizes Mental Health Awareness Month

May 13, 2021
During May, the MEND program joins The National Alliance on Mental Illness (“NAMI”) as part of the national movement to […]

Accessing LiveHealth Online for Mental Health or Substance Abuse Assistance

April 26, 2021
If you or your dependent(s) are seeking outpatient services for mental health or substance use, please know that help is […]

Navigating Treatment for Substance Use and Mental Health in a Pandemic

January 18, 2021
The Center for Disease Control (“CDC”) recently stated that 40% of adults have reported struggling with mental health, substance abuse, […]

The Holidays and your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Outbreak

December 18, 2020
The holiday season typically is a time of joyful celebrations with family and friends. Many people look forward to gathering […]

Family Violence and Child Abuse During COVID-19

November 12, 2020
During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increase in incidences of family violence and child abuse across the globe. […]

October 10th is World Mental Health Day

October 8, 2020
Mental Health Facts Fact -1 in 5 of the world’s children and adolescents have mental health disorders. Approximately half of […]

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 6, 2020
During May, the MEND program joins the national movement to raise awareness about mental health. Emotional well-being is especially important […]

A Few Things to Keep in Mind about your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Outbreak

March 24, 2020
When outbreaks such as the Coronavirus (COVID-19) occur, it is normal to experience both fear and anxiety. Outbreaks like the one […]

Mental Health & the Holidays

December 5, 2019
Here are a few things to keep in mind during the holiday season: Feeling Down? 1 in 3 Americans feel […]