Work-Life Resources

At GW, we take great pride in creating a supportive work environment and understand that faculty and staff are our greatest asset. The mission of Colonial Community is to promote faculty and staff wellbeing by providing programs, policies, and resources to create a strong and healthy workforce. The following services are available to all full-time and regular part-time faculty members.

GW’s Wellbeing Hotline

GW’s Wellbeing Hotline is a one-stop-shop for help with personal issues, planning for life events, or simply managing daily life. Faculty and their family members can take advantage of confidential counseling services, qualified referrals for child and elder care, financial or legal services support, and much more.

Smoking Cessation Program

GW provides support to help overcome the physical, psychological and behavioral addictions to tobacco through expert coaching and support. Faculty and their family members may also qualify for nicotine replacement therapy. The program is free and confidential.

Back-Up Family Care

GW’s Backup Family Care program has been tailored to meet the unique needs of working families when regular family care arrangements are disrupted. Faculty have up to five days per year for children, adults, and elders.

Health Advocacy Services

Health Advocate is a special benefit paid by GW that can help faculty and their family members resolve healthcare and insurance issues, promptly and reliably. Health Advocate is designed to help cut through the barriers that often create frustration and problems.

Healthy Living

GW offers a wide variety of programs to support the health and wellbeing of our faculty members. Programs include, but are not limited to, nutrition and weight management, recreational sports, fitness classes and challenges, and healthy pregnancy support.