Employee Assistance Program
Employee Assistance Program
What is EAP?
The New York State Employee Assistance Program is a confidential assessment and referral service for New York State government employees and their family members who need assistance with personal problems or concerns that may be affecting their work performance or overall well-being. EAP is a program designed to assist employees with numerous problems including but not limited to parent-child problems, financial concerns, elder care issues, alcohol and substance abuse, marital problems, depression/anxiety, stress, and more.
SUNY Delhi's local EAP Coordinator is B. Davis. B. encourages you to contact they/them directly at (607)746-4841, or if you would prefer to send email: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have an urgent referral matter, please contact the 24-hour NY State EAP helpline at 1-800-822-0244.
What to expect if I contact EAP
- B. Davis will speak with you about your questions or concerns and, if desired, a meeting will be scheduled to discuss the concern in more depth.
- Except in very limited circumstances (such as you are about to harm yourself or others), everything you tell B. is completely confidential.
- Part of this discussion will be sorting through what options are available to assist you and providing you with information about resources that provide services for the concern.
Any employee may contact EAP by calling B. Davis at (607)746-4841.
A supervisor may recommend or suggest EAP to an employee, but it is ultimately the employee's decision whether or not to contact EAP. Because confidentiality is essential, a supervisor cannot receive information from EAP unless the employee signs a release of information. Acceptance of an EAP referral does not remove an employee's responsibility to improve work performance.
A union representative may suggest or encourage an employee to contact the EAP to assist with personal problems or to provide support in improving job performance.
Third Party Referral
At times, friends, family, clergy and counselors may suggest contacting the EAP for assistance.
New York State EAP website:
- Governor's Office of Employee Relations Employee Assistance Program
- Suicide Crisis Phone Numbers
- Suicide Prevention Center of NYS (1-800-273-8255)
- Suicide Prevention Coalition of Long Island
- Choosing a Safe and Successful Weight Loss Program
If this is an urgent referral matter, please contact the 24-hour NY State EAP helpline at 1-800-822-0244.
Life Line is a local hotline which provides telephone counseling, suicide and sexual assault intervention, referral resources, etc.
LifeWorks is a service provided by NYS in conjunction with the employee unions. It is a free service which offers consultation around child and elder care issues. The service includes free materials such as booklets, audio recordings, and other resources.
- 1-800-DRUG-HELP or 1-800-662-HELP
Both numbers provide information and referral regarding alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
- 1-800-342-AIDS or 1-800-822-7422
The first number is the Centers for Disease Control's National AIDS Hotline which provides information about transmission of HIV, safe sex, and referrals for counseling and testing; the second is Project Inform's HIV/AIDS Treatment Hotline.
This hotline is sponsored by the group Self Abuse Finally Ends (S.A.F.E.), and it provides information about self-injurious behavior.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline
NYS Sexual Harassment Prevention Hotline
Domestic Violence Animal Abuse Database Find local county safe resources for your pet.