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Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Provides a counseling and referral service available to employees and their families who are enrolled in the Commonwealth of Virginia's health care.

EAP - COVA Connect

Optima EAP is a helpful resource that can be used to address life's challenges, solve personal problems or tackle work-related issues. Optima EAP's confidential, short-term and solution-focused services are provided by a group of skilled, professional and caring counselors. Best of all, Optima EAP is available to you at no cost.

Members Services: 1-(800)-899-8174

EAP- Cova Care

A free, confidential service available to ODU employees and their families who are covered by the Commonwealth of Virginia's health benefits program. Services include assistance with legal and financial issues, assertiveness training, communication skills, conflict resolution, life-planning issues (adoption, retirement), and work/life balance.

Member Services: 1-866-725-0602

Old Dominion University Credit Union

ODUCU is chartered by the commonwealth of Virginia, and it is federally insured through the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund. It is governed by the laws of Virginia and operates within the regulations of the National Credit Union Association (NCUA).

Their mission is to provide quality service to members who share a common bond. Their aim is to meet members' needs by offering: loans at reasonable rates; safe and profitable investment opportunities; and a variety of auxiliary services to their members.

Member Services: (757) 625-1979

ODU Credit Union Member Emergency Fund (Stop and Go Loan Program)

The Old Dominion University Credit Union Member Emergency Fund was created for members who are in need as a result of an unforeseen crisis or emergency. This program supports eligible members, or future members, who have had sudden emergency situations or require some financial help to weather tough times. These loans are designed to fill the financial gap through short term loans, without seeking the help of payday lenders.

For information on this fund, click on www.oducreditunion.org or call 533-9308.

Virginia State Employee Loan Program

The Virginia State Employee Loan Program, a partnership between the Virginia Credit Union and the Virginia State Employee Assistance Program, is now offering loans exclusively to state employees. The program links a financial fitness education program with loans of up to $500 for a six-month period.

Full-time classified non-probationary state employees who are paid on a monthly or semi-monthly pay schedule are eligible for loans. As the program grows, employees who are paid on other pay schedules may be considered for participation.

Click here for a statement about the program from the Virginia Department of Human Resource Management (DHRM).

Virginia State Employee Emergency Fund

The Virginia State Employee Emergency Fund was created for state employees who are in need as a result of a recent, unforeseen crisis or emergency. It is a recognized charity of the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC). This fund supports employees who have had sudden emergency situations (for example, fire in the home, car accident, sudden illness, and more).

For information on the fund and to download an application, visit www.cvc.vipnet.org/.
Dial 2-1-1 or (804) 275-2000