The City University of New York has a deep concern for the well-being of all its employees, and realizes that we are not always prepared to handle some of the challenges we encounter in our lives. To help employees and their families balance the demands of their work and personal lives, the University offers free, confidential assistance to its employees and their families through the CUNY Work/Life Program. Effective May 15, 2015 the CUNY Work/Life Program will be administered by the Deer Oaks Employee Assistance Program (EAP), who will provide EAP services for all employees of CUNY and their family members. Among other things, your EAP benefit includes 8 confidential short-term counseling visits at no cost to you or your dependents. Deer Oaks EAP has numerous convenient locations, and its professional counselors have considerable clinical expertise and are knowledgeable and experienced in helping clients of all ages, from young children up to the elderly. The CUNY Work/Life Program administered by Deer Oaks EAP can assist you with many different types of challenges, including: Childcare and Eldercare Financial and legal issues Substance abuse Free interactive online simple will Retiree assistance Beginning May 15, 2015, for information or referral to a provider near you, please call Deer Oaks EAP toll-free at 1-888-993-7650. Online tools are also available to you at www.deeroaks.com, login & password CUNY. CUNY is committed to the health and well-being of its employees and their family members, and encourages you to visit the website and learn more about the CUNY Work/Life Program administered by Deer Oaks EAP and how it can help you and your families. In addition, the new CUNY Work/Life website has hundreds of educational articles, useful tips and internet resources:www.cuny.edu/worklife Workshops Throughout the year, the Work/Life Resources Office sponsors free workshops that address a variety of family concerns. These informal lunch time workshops provide faculty and staff access to relevant work and life balance topics from experts in the field. Some topics include choosing child care, parenting, divorce issues, eldercare, housing for the elderly, grief, teenage issues, real estate and balancing work and life commitments.