The Research Foundation is offering special COVID-19 assistance for Research Medical Center employees in need through the ECHO Team's Employee Assistance Fund.
Due to the challenges Research Medical Center employees are facing related to the COVID-19 health pandemic, The Research Foundation has expanded the ECHO Team's scope of support during this crisis.
Since 1994, The Research Foundation's Employee Assistance Fund has provided support to employees in emergency financial need. The fund has been and continues to be exclusively funded by employee contributions. It pays for basic needs such as rent or mortgage payments, utility payments and food. To respond to emergencies related to the outbreak of COVID-19, requests for assistance due to loss of hours and/or loss of income of an employee or spouse will also be considered.
Apply for assistance
Research Medical Center employees who have been employed a minimum of six months are eligible for $250 to $2,000 from The Research Foundation's Employee Assistance Fund. Employees can explain their need for support by completing the online application.
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Contribute to COVID-19 relief
During these uncertain times, The Research Foundation and the ECHO Team are helping employees that are faced with challenges related to the the COVID-19 health pandemic. You can make a one-time donation to help Research Medical Center employees. Health care and hospital workers need support of all kinds. Make a contribution in their honor below.
Join the ECHO Team
If you are an employee at Research Medical Center's Meyer Campus and Brookside Campus, Research Psychiatric Center or Research College of Nursing, you can support the Employee Assistance Fund and our other health education and scholarship programs by joining the ECHO Team.
Every year, dozens of Research employees are referred to the ECHO Team for assistance. Without the generous support of their Research co-workers, these employees would be unable to provide basic needs for their families during emergency situations. Sign up to join and give back to your coworkers through simple payroll deduction.
The difference you can make:
"The ECHO Team enabled me to heal and return to work with a roof over my head."
"The funds were a tremendous asset. I didn’t have another source of assistance and this kept my son from being homeless."
"I have greatly benefited from the Employee Assistance Fund. I’m still struggling, but without the ECHO Team’s help, I don’t know where I’d be."