Providing resources for our employees to find balance between their work and personal
The New York State Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a worksite-based program designed
to help state employees deal with the everyday issues involved in balancing work and
life, as well as more serious problems that may impact work performance. This benefit
is available to SUNY Plattsburgh employees, retirees, and their families and is sponsored
jointly by labor and management.
The EAP coordinator assists employees in identifying and resolving personal, family,
and workplace issues by providing information, assessment, and referral to community
resources. We do not provide counseling services but do offer health related education
workshops and literature. The EAP coordinator is specially trained to help employees
and their families deal with a broad range of issues and concerns including: Abuse,
anxiety, child care, depression, domestic violence, elder care, emotional issues,
family issues, parenting, financial concerns, gambling, grief and loss, health insurance
questions, legal issues, marital problems, physical illness, relationship problems,
stress, substance abuse, wellness programs, and work issues.
EAP services are provided at no cost, are voluntary, and are strictly confidential.
The only exceptions to confidentiality are when information is required by law or
executive order, when persons are likely to harm themselves or others, or when there
is reasonable suspicion of child abuse.
Employees can consult with the EAP coordinator by phone, email, or in person.
Hospice Grief Resources A selection of resources and guidance for coping with grief from the Hospice Foundation
Coping with Grief and Loss-All loss There is no right or wrong way to grieve, but there are healthy ways to deal with
the grieving process. These tips can help with the all loss (e.g., pets, relationships,
retirement, job, etc)
GriefShare Seminars and Support Groups — GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you
are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources
to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.
Plattsburgh NY First Assembly of God 164 Prospect St. Plattsburgh, NY 518-563-5799
CVPH-Grief Support Group —The FitzPatrick Cancer Center offers a variety of Cancer Support Groups focused
on our patients’ individual needs. If you’re attending any of the Cancer Support group
meetings for the first time, please call 518-562-7534 to register.
Clinton County Advocacy Center — The Clinton County Advocacy Center specialized in comprehensive services for crime
victims which included educating crime victims about their legal rights, advocacy
through the legal process, referrals to counseling and services, victim impact preparation
and assistance with filing claims with the NYS Office of Victim Services.
National Domestic Violence Support — 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, the National Domestic Violence
Hotline provides essential tools and support to help survivors of domestic violence
so they can live their lives free of abuse. 24/7 Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 Live Chat available on website
Clinton County Office for Aging — Lists and briefly describes services provided by the OFA or its subcontractors.
It includes health and wellness, housing, nutrition, transportation and a number of
other services. 135 Margaret St., Plattsburgh 518-565-4620
North Country Home Services — North Country Home Services’ mission is dedicated to supplying home health care
and supportive services to clients empowering them to remain as independent as possible
in the comfort of their home. 1-800-273-2641
Clinton County Nursing Home — Clinton County Nursing Home is an 80 bed Medicare and Medicaid certified skilled
nursing facility operated by Clinton County, centrally located on Flynn Avenue in
Plattsburgh, NY. They have been providing quality long term health care and skilled
nursing services to the community since 1874. 16 Flynn Ave-Plattsburgh 518-563-0950
Elder Care Resource Center — With over 2,000 links to elder care resources including government benefits, support
organizations, geriatric doctors and skilled nursing facilities, this website is the
first place to go when you need elder care information.
Caregiver Support and Resources — Caring.com is the leading online destination for those seeking information and
support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones.
Support Groups — AARP article on the support groups for family caregivers.
Senior Planet Technology Community Center — The Senior Planet Center in Plattsburgh is a technology-themed community center
dedicated to leveraging the power of technology to change the way we age. Senior Planet
North Country is tailored to the unique needs of older adults living in the North
Country. Champlain Centre Mall, Plattsburgh 518-612-4153
ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions — Formerly Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Central New York. Provides confidential
financial counseling for the North Country, Southern Tier, Capital Region, Central,
and Upstate New York.
NY Project Hope (coping with COVID) — NY Project Hope helps New Yorkers understand their reactions and emotions during
COVID-19. Through an emotional support helpline, educational materials, and trusted
referrals, NY Project Hope helps people manage and cope with changes brought on by
The American Institute of Stress — The mission of AIS is to improve the health of the community and the world by setting
the standard of excellence of stress management in education, research, clinical care
and the workplace.
Alcohol Screening — If you consume alcoholic beverages, it’s important to know whether your drinking
patterns are safe, risky, or harmful. Answering these questions will take only a few
minutes, and will generate personalized results based on your age, gender, and drinking
patterns. Your responses are completely confidential and anonymous.
Alcoholics Anonymous — Alcoholics Anonymous is a voluntary, worldwide fellowship of men and women from
all walks of life who meet together to attain and maintain sobriety. The only requirement
for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership.
Drug Screening — The quiz seeks information about your possible involvement with drugs not including
alcoholic beverages during the past 12 months.