Need Help? Contact the Union’s Personal Service Unit

DC 37’s Personal Service Unit is a professionally trained social work staff can help with emotional and family concerns, alcoholism, drug abuse, health prob­­lems and adjustment to retirement. Short-term individual and group counseling and referrals are available. Call 212-815-1260 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a screening evaluation.

Below are programs and support groups offered by PSU:

Conflict Mediation Group: Get help in resolving workplace conflicts

The Health & Security Plan’s Personal Service Unit is offering a four-session support group for members who desire help with conflict resolution in the workplace.

We will offer a place to talk about your concerns and provide support. We will come together and learn to improve communication skills and manage workplace conflicts more effectively.

The group will be held during the months of March and April from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Reserve your spot by contacting Ryan Hurst at 212-815-1250 by Feb. 23.

Support in mourning the loss of a loved one: A Bereavement Support Group

The Health & Security Plan’s Personal Service Unit would like to invite you to participate in three evenings of support and sharing for those experiencing the grief connected to the loss of a loved one.

In this group, we will explore our responses to our grief, build awareness around understanding grief and begin the journey of healing. We will provide a safe environment not only to communicate with others but to understand that our grieving is unique and it’s at our own pace.

We will also learn about the stages of grief and explore the ways to live our best lives even while coping with grief.

Please join us for three evenings in March, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Reserve your seat by contacting Abby Strauss at 212-815-1250 by Feb. 15.

Support is available for retirees: Retiree Outreach Program

• Do you feel more alone since you retired?

• Do you need someone to listen to your concerns?

• Do you have health problems?

• Do you need assistance from community agencies?

Retirement is a time of change that can present new challenges. The Outreach Program of the DC 37 Health & Security Plan’s Personal Service Unit provides support and guidance to retirees who have personal and health concerns.

Outreach workers are supportive listeners who are knowledgeable about community resources and refer members to home health care, transportation, senior citizen centers, entitlements and additional services.

If you are in need of services from the Outreach Program, please contact the screening unit at 212-815-1260, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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