Work/life and wellness
VCU cares: coping with the economy
Tough economic times force hard choices on ourselves and our families. We are here to help.
- ValueOptions Inc. Behavioral Health and Employee Assistance Program
- Virginia State Employee Loan Program
- Virginia State Employee Emergency Fund
- United Way information and referral center
- More resources
Phone: (866) 725-0602
The Employee Assistance Program is a free, confidential service available to VCU employees and their families who are covered by the Commonwealth of Virginia’s health benefits program. Services include assistance with legal and financial issues, assertiveness training, communication skills, conflict resolution, life-planning issues (i.e., adoption, retirement) and work/life balance.
The Virginia State Employee Loan Program, a partnership between the Virginia Credit Union and the Virginia State Employee Assistance Program, is now offering loans exclusively to state employees. The program links a financial fitness education program with loans of up to $500 for a six-month period.
The Virginia State Employee Emergency Fund was created for state employees who are in need as a result of a recent, unforeseen crisis or emergency. It is a recognized charity of the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign. This fund supports employees who have experienced emergency situations such as a house fire, car accident or sudden illness.
Phone: 2-1-1 or (804) 275-2000
United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg serves Charles City, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, Petersburg, Powhatan, and Richmond by offering a free, confidential resource for people in need.