Safe Stations

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Are you or someone you know struggling with addiction? Providence Safe Stations is your connection to recovery.

Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, you can visit any of Providence’s 12 fire stations, speak with the trained staff on duty, and immediately get connected to treatment support and services. Providence Safe Stations is free and provides a welcoming environment for when you’re ready for recovery.

The purpose of Providence Safe Stations is to address the overdose epidemic in Providence by providing hassle-free and immediate access to supportive services. Individuals living with substance use disorders may not be aware of the resources available to them or have the ability to access them. Providence Safe Stations breaks down barriers for individuals, allowing them access to critical supportive services provided by a peer in recovery when and where they need them most.

Providence Safe Stations is based on the model from Manchester and Nashua, NH, which also experience high rates of opioid overdose deaths. It is in alignment with the State of Rhode Island’s Overdose Prevention Action Plan, which includes expansion of peer recovery services and access to treatment options for long-term recovery. Providence Safe Stations is a partnership between the City of Providence’s Fire Department and The Providence Center’s Anchor Recovery with leadership and support from the RI Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities, and Hospitals and the RI Department of Health.


Find a Station

Station AddressApparatus
Public Safety Complex
325 Washington Street
Special Hazards Ladder 1
Engine 3
Rescue 4
Division 1
776 Allens AvenueEngine 13
426 Admiral StreetEngine 12
Rescue 7
630 Atwells AvenueEngine 14
Rescue 6
10 Branch AvenueEngine 2
Rescue 3
847 Broad StreetEngine 10
Rescue 1
223 Brook StreetEngine 9
489 Hartford AvenueEngine 6
Rescue 2
201 Messer StreetEngine 8
136 Mt. Pleasant AvenueEngine 15
151 North Main StreetEngine 7
Rescue 5
274 Reservoir AvenueEngine 11

Resources

Prevention
For more information about overdose prevention, data, resources, and Rhode Island’s Overdose Prevention Action Plan, please visit: http://preventoverdoseri.org/.

Call
Call 401-942-STOP (401-942-7867) to talk to a licensed counselor. The Hope & Recovery Support Line is open all day, every day. Call anytime. Hablamos español.

If you see someone is not breathing or you think they are overdosing,
CALL 9-1-1.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is Providence Safe Stations open at a certain time?
A: Providence Safe Stations is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at all 12 Providence fire stations.

Q: Is there a fee for getting help at a Providence Safe Station?
A: There is no fee charged to the person seeking help at the Providence Safe Stations.

Q: Is there a need for a referral for insurance?
A: No. A referral for insurance is not needed to access Providence Safe Stations.

Q: Is there a physical given before recovery starts?
A: A short medical evaluation is completed by trained Fire/EMS staff to rule out an emergency situation

Q: Is Providence Safe Stations a medical rehab?
A: No, Providence Safe Stations is set up at each of Providence’s 12 fire stations to connect those seeking help to recovery services.

Q: Is medication provided at a Providence Safe Station?
A: No. There is no medication provided during the assessment provided by the fire/EMS staff

Q: How long will the process take?
A: On average the process from once arriving at a Providence Safe Station to transport is less than 30 minutes.

Q: What type of treatment services will I be connected to?
A: The Providence Fire Department is working in partnership with The Providence Center and local treatment and recovery providers. After completing the medical evaluation at a Providence fire station, an individual will meet with peer recovery coaches. During this meeting a determination is made for services needed, which is unique to each individual.

Q: Can I go to a Providence Safe Station if I don’t live in Providence?
A: Yes, Providence Safe Stations are open to anyone seeking help with recovery.


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