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Don’t Overlook This Resource!

By Christine Sportes, Associate Vice President/Chief Human Resources Officer


As an employer, and consistent with the University’s mission, The Catholic University of America is genuinely concerned with the well-being of our faculty, staff, and their families. It often can be difficult to resolve some of the challenging issues that we face, both in the workplace and in our personal lives. CUA’S Employee Assistance Program (EAP) benefits and Work-Life benefits are offered through Carebridge Corporation. These valuable benefits are available, at no cost, to all employees and their immediate family members. Carebridge counselors have advanced degrees and extensive experience in these specialized fields.

Basic EAP Services
The experts from Carebridge have a proven track record of providing confidential assistance and can help you find solutions to a wide range of personal and family issues. Carebridge EAP counselors will help you with concerns such as:

  • Marital and relationship issues
  • Alcohol and drug abuse
  • Smoking cessation
  • Stress management
  • Family/parenting problems
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Grief and loss
  • Financial pressures
  • Difficult emotional problems
  • Spousal/child/parent abuse
  • Work relationships
  • Legal assistance
  • Wellness information
  • Troubling personal matters

Life Management & Work-Life Assistance
Under this benefit, you and your dependents have access to specialized telephonic counselors as well as online assistance to aid you in the management of personal and family concerns common to contemporary living.This benefit includes unlimited counselor assistance by telephone in issues related to any of the following broad spheres of concern:

  • Child care resources and referrals
  • Eldercare consultation and referrals
  • Parenting information
  • Personal financial management counseling
  • Personal convenience services
  • Educational guidance — schooling/college/distance learning
  • Home purchase/sale consultation
  • Relocation guidance
  • Time management and life balance guidance
  • Achieving wellness
  • Adoption guidance
  • Travel and expatriate information
  • Consumer information
  • Retirement planning

Carebridge is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 800-437-0911. Carebridge also maintains a website at Our CUA access code is HSBH4. Online services include a wealth of additional information to support the counseling services, including child care and eldercare locator databases, legal document center, shoppers discount center, and wellness tutorials.

Please contact the Office of Human Resources at extension 5050 with any questions regarding this valuable benefit plan.