FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 11, 2017
Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce
NEW AFFORDABLE EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PLAN
TO HELP WITH SUBSTANCE ABUSE CRISIS
As a response to the opioid and substance abuse crisis, our organization has partnered with several others* to offer an affordable employee assistance plan (EAP) for local companies which will help colleagues and their families struggling with work or personal life issues. REACH EAP, offered by Diamond Healthcare is a confidential, short term, counselling service for employees with problems that affect their work performance or their personal life. A very affordable rate of $9.50 per employee per year is being offered. Workshops and webinars are scheduled to help answer employer questions start 1/26/17.
EAPs grew out of industrial alcoholism programs of the 1940's, and are often a part of a larger company plan to promote wellness, reduce absenteeism and increase productivity. While EAPs are common in larger corporations, businesses of all sizes can benefit from EAP programs.
REACH EAP services include:
- Face-to-face, telephonic and virtual appointments available for both employees and family members.
- Support for supervisors who may have employees with substance abuse or other issues impacting their work life.
- Critical incident consultations and services.
More information on the plan and workshops may be found online at http://www.whycapecod.org/reach-eap.
*Partners in the EAP announcement include: Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, Rogers & Gray Insurance, Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce, Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce, CCYP, Barnstable County Health & Human Services Regional Substance Abuse Council, Cape Cod Homebuilders & Remodelers Association, Cape Cod Tech Council, and the chambers of commerce for Eastham, Greater Hyannis, Brewster, Mashpee, Wellfleet, Sandwich, Canal Region, Harwich, Falmouth, Chatham, Yarmouth, Orleans, Truro, Dennis and Provincetown.