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The George Washington University is committed to supporting our employees’ efforts to balance their work and personal life. Work-life benefits include child and elder care referral services, in‐person counseling, assistance with unexpected emergencies, and back‐up child care. Faculty and staff also have access to employee discounts, wellness programs, and a variety of other resources.

Colonial Community 
Colonial Community provides a range of activities and resources to promote work-life balance, health & wellness, and employee recognition, with the goal of building a sense of community among faculty and staff.  Visit the Colonial Community website to learn more about flexible work arrangements, fitness challenges, child care options, annual celebrations, employee discounts, and so much more.

Faculty/Employee Assistance Program
University faculty, staff, their dependents, and household members are eligible to use the services provided by GW’s Faculty/Employee Assistance Program. This service offers resources and help, free counseling, and referrals for employees and their household members.

Work-Life Care Resources and Referral Services
At GW, we are here to help you simplify your life! That’s why we have partnered with LifeCare, a free GW-paid benefit that offers expert guidance and referrals for child care, elder care, pet care, relocation, or any of your other daily life needs.

Health Advocate
Health Advocate, the nation’s leading independent healthcare advocacy and assistance company, is a special benefit paid for by GW that can help you personally resolve your healthcare and insurance issues, promptly and reliably. Health Advocate is designed to help cut through the barriers that often create frustration and problems.

Back-Up Family Care
GW’s Backup Family Care program through CCLC has been tailored to meet the unique needs of working families when your usual family care arrangements are disrupted. CCLC provides access to a network of highly trained and experienced in-home care providers, select CCLC centers and more than 1600 KinderCare community-based, early learning centers.