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Find WSU and community resources for managing work-related and personal issues and hardships. 

Employee Assistance Program

The EAP assists in identifying, managing, and resolving personal and work-related issues that may affect job performance or quality of life issues.  The EAP provides counseling, education, and consultation services to improve job performance, worker health, and the well-being of the employee. Visit their webpage at

Issues which may be directed to the EAP include, but are not limited to, the following:

Anger ManagementAnxiety
Conflicts at WorkDepression
Emotional IssuesFinancial
Grief and LossJob Performance
Parenting IssuesRelationship Problems
StressSubstance Abuse

EAP Monthly Tip Sheets

May 2016 - AnxietyApril 2016 - Leave Work at Work
March 2016 - NutritionFebruary 2016 - Heart Disease
January 2016 - Improve Your Mental HealthDecember 2015 - Kindness
November 2015 - RespiteOctober 2015 - Domestic Violence

EAP Monthly Frontline Newsletter

June 2016 NewsletterMay 2016 Newsletter
April 2016 NewsletterMarch 2016 Newsletter
February 2016 NewsletterJanuary 2016 Newsletter
December 2015 NewsletterNovember 2015 Newsletter
October 2015 Newsletter


Support Groups


Housing, Food, Energy, and Financial Assistance


Community Action Center Whitman

To empower the people and communities of Whitman County to be self-sustaining by: Promoting the self-reliance of people with low to moderate income and promoting cooperation between local communities to enhance social and economic resource development. Services include assistance in:

  • Emergency Assistance
  • Family Development
  • Affordable Housing

United Way of Pullman

Serving our community’s youth, families, the elderly and those with special needs.


Mortgage Assistance from Banks and Lenders

Mortgage forbearance programs are offered by numerous home loan lenders. Forbearance allows borrowers a temporary suspension of their monthly mortgage payments so a homeowner can have time to explore their options, receive counseling, or modify their loan during this time frame.

United States Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD)

It is HUD’s mission to promote non-discrimination and ensure fair and equal housing opportunities for all.

WA Weatherization Program

Weatherization is adding insulation, sealing cracks, and making other changes that reduce heat loss, save you money on heating bills and make your home or apartment healthier. The federal government and Washington State offer weatherization programs, which Commerce runs, for qualified low-income households.


Pullman Food Bank

Emergency Food Assistance Program offers help to those who need access to nutritional food. The food bank may be accessed one time in a month for those needing emergency food supplies.

WA State Department of Social and Health Services

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), called Basic Food in Washington, helps low income people make ends meet by providing monthly benefits to buy food.

Providing easy, online access to government information on food and human nutrition for consumers.


Avista Energy Assistance Programs

Sometime people need a little extra help. Avista has designed assistance programs partnering with local community action programs to provide Energy Assistance Grants, Project Share Grants, the Cares Program, and Senior Outreach Programs.


WSU Wellbeing

The Wellbeing Program provides programs and education to promote a happy, healthy and balanced life.

Coping with Debt – Federal Trade Commission

Many people face a financial crisis at some point in their lives. Whether the crisis is caused by personal or family illness, the loss of a job, or overspending, it can seem overwhelming. But often, it can be overcome. Your financial situation doesn’t have to go from bad to worse.

Lifeline Program

The Lifeline program offers a discount on home phone service and pre-paid wireless service plans.

Federal Student Loan Repayment Plans

Get all the information you need to manage repayment of your federal student loans.

Auto and Home Insurance

Benefit eligible Faculty and Staff can get a special group discount on auto insurance through Liberty Mutual’s Group Savings Plus program.

Addtional Assistance

Women’s Resource Center

The mission of the Women’s Resource Center is to facilitate a work and learning environment at Washington State University that supports the success and empowerment of all women students, staff and faculty, as individuals and as a community.

LGBT Resources

When you visit GIESORC, no assumptions about your sexual orientation or gender identity are made. All members of the WSU community are invited to join us and learn more about LGBT issues, partake of our resources, and meet each other.

We promote a safe and welcoming campus climate that fosters education, empowerment, and tolerance.



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