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Grief Support and Counseling Is Available To Everyone in Our Community

August 09, 2010

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    Grief support and counseling is available to everyone in our community - you do not have to be enrolled in our insurance benefits to take part in all of our programs.

When you are finding your way through the changes that a death has brought to your life, you don’t have to do it alone. Times of sadness and grief are a fact of life and we are dedicated to helping you live through these transitions with peace and hope for the future.

From sorting out your feelings to understanding the grieving process and figuring out how to live each day, you do have help with practical information and compassionate support. Grief support and counseling is available to everyone in our community - you do not have to be enrolled in our insurance benefits to take part in all of our programs.

The Office of the Chapel

Recognizing the religious diversity of the Lewis & Clark community, Mark Duntley, the Dean of the Chapel is compassionate and available to listen with a moral and spiritual dialogue and growth in a context of mutual support.

The Ombuds Office

Our ombudsperson, Valerie White, serves as confidential resource to assist faculty, staff, students, and other community members who seek empathetic guidance in addressing the range of issues that can occur in a college community.

Employee Assistance Program

EASE provides free professional and confidential counseling services to Lewis & Clark College faculty, staff, retirees and their immediate family members, including same sex domestic partners. Assistance is available for a variety of concerns including grief and loss in the workplace, job stress and burnout, relationship problems, parenting, alcohol and drug abuse, and conflict resolution. For additional information about EASE services please call 503-228-3223.

Bereavement Policy

To provide benefit eligible employees with paid time off for the purpose of attending a funeral and making necessary household adjustments due to the death of a family member or friend.

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