Employee Assistance Program
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP), offered through Cascade Centers, is a free and completely confidential service available to assist employees and eligible family members with any personal concern, large or small. Some of the more common concerns that they receive calls about include (but are not limited to):
- Marital, family, or relationship issues
- Alcohol/substance abuse/addictions
- Help with child or elder care
- Emotional problems such as depression or anxiety
- Legal and financial difficulties
- Assistance with becoming a homeowner
- Troubles with identity theft
- Work-related problems
- Career development services
The program offers up to five free sessions per issue, per year with an EAP counselor. Counselors are available by phone on a 24 hour a day, 7 days a week, including holidays. You may speak to a counselor over the phone, online or in person.
Cascade Centers’ wellness program includes unlimited access to a personal health coach. The coach will create a customized wellness plan and provide assistance in areas such as weight loss, smoking cessation, fitness and exercise, nutrition, and pre and postnatal care.
A key element in the program is confidentiality. Cascade is prohibited by federal law from releasing any information on any client to anyone. Reports made by the EAP to Lewis & Clark contain statistical data only, never any names or specific details. No one will know you utilized the EAP unless you decide to share it with them.
Benefit eligible employees are:
faculty member with at least a .50 full-time equivalent (FTE)
staff member who works at least 20 hours per week (.53 FTE)
Spouse, domestic partner and dependents of eligible employees are also covered under this plan.
The College pays the full cost of the benefit.