Provided by Child & Family Services Employee Assistance Program
As a member of the Bar Association of Erie County, you have access to our free and confidential Member Assistance Program.
MAP provides you and anyone in your household:
24/7 telephone crisis counseling
Individual counseling sessions
Mediation and conflict coaching
Consultation and referral for nutritional, financial, elder care, child care concerns, and smoking cessation programs
Or request assistance online by clicking the button below:
Assistance through the Member Assistance Program comes at no additional cost, is completely confidential, is provided by a local EAP, and is open to your entire household. Your anonymity is important to us. No one on staff or affiliated with the Bar Association will know your identity. When you contact the MAP, you will be directly connected with a licensed counselor with Child & Family Services EAP. C&FS EAP will never reveal your identity to the BAEC or to anyone else.
About the Member Assistance Program
The Bar Association of Erie County and the Erie County Bar Foundation are pleased to add a Member Assistance Program (“MAP”) to the practical resources available to our lawyers navigating the challenging business of practicing law.
The hallmark of this program is immediate confidential access to mental health counseling. The MAP will complement and broaden the groundbreaking wellbeing work of the Foundation and the BAEC’s Lawyers Helping Lawyers Program and Depression Support Group.
All of these programs are designed to keep lawyers at their professional best and destigmatize pursuing help for mental health. The MAP is operated in partnership with Child & Family Services Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
The MAP is easy to access and free for BAEC members and those in their household. Confidential counseling can be sought for job stress, changes or loss, family matters, bereavement, relationship conflicts, substance use disorder, anxiety, depression or any other matter that affects mental health.