What is NYSUT Social Services?

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NYSUT Social Services is a confidential benefit offered to all NYSUT members - retired and inservice.

Our mission is to improve the quality of our members' lives through social services support and advocacy.

When you call us, one of our highly trained and experienced staff members will discuss your unique situation and concerns. We can help you utilize your own Employee Assistance Program (EAP) benefit or we will provide you with reliable information and referrals for professional assistance, right in your own community - wherever you live.

There is never a charge for this service, nor does NYSUT Social Services require membership additional to your NYSUT membership.

Who benefits from NYSUT Social Services?

This benefit extends to you, the NYSUT member, and covers your concerns about yourself, your spouse or domestic partner, your children, your parents and parents-in-law.

All calls and contacts will be kept confidential.

Retired Members

Social Services for Retirees Here are just a few examples of the things NYSUT Social Services can do if you are a retired member.

  • Provide you with information on retirement communities - anywhere in the country
  • Recommend a support group, convenient to you, that matches your particular needs
  • Connect you with reputable, licensed home care agencies
  • Provide supportive telephone counseling
  • Suggest treatment options for addictive behaviors
  • Share tips on successful caregiving and find you respite services for your loved one
  • Assist you in obtaining specialized services for disabling conditions
  • Follow your progress through a hospitalization and make sure you receive a safe discharge plan
  • Help connect you to the network of aging services for yourself or your older relatives
  • Have a chat about a difficult decision or puzzling situation

Inservice Members

Here are some examples of the things NYSUT Social Services can do if you are an inservice member.

  • Help you utilize your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) benefit if you have one; if not
  • Recommend a support group, convenient to you, that matches your particular needs
  • Find reliable counseling services in your area including marital and family counseling
  • Suggest treatment options for addictive behaviors
  • Arrange assistance for members who are victims of school violence
  • Assist you in obtaining specialized services for disabling conditions
  • Follow your progress through a hospitalization and make sure you receive a safe discharge plan
  • Help connect you to the network of aging services for your older loved ones
  • Suggest tips for successful caregiving