Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Far West Family Services Employee Assistance Program

Far West Family Services will once again be providing the Employee Assistance Program for the Northshore School District. This is a benefit provided at no cost to you by the District. You and your family will have a total of Four (4) counseling sessions (no co-pays or deductibles), access to the informational website, and extensive community resource list.

The EAP plan year starts September 1st and runs through August 31st. There are no co-pays or deductibles in the EAP program. All costs are covered by the district.

Counseling services are available for (but not limited to):

  • Marital, relationship and family issues; couples and family counseling.
  • Parent/child concerns: children, teenagers, young adults: depression, anxiety, school problems, adjustment etc.
  • COVID stress: stress or depression due to impact of the pandemic and the shutdown.
  • Addictive behaviors: such as alcohol and drug dependence/abuse, gambling, and computer/ Internet addictions, and pornography.
  • Individual distress: due to transitions, anxiety, depression, family of origin, domestic violence, sexual assault, workplace stress, illness or grief.
  • Workplace issues: stress, job changes, COVID impact, communication, job loss, retirement.
  • Issues of race: micro-aggression, racism, stress, communication, conflict, burn-out.

StressLine: 24 hour access to professional assistance and support by phone. 

On-Line Resources at:  www.farwestfamilyservices.com

Who is eligible for services?

  • You (the employee) and your:
  • Spouse, partner, fiance
  • Dependent children, stepchildren, foster children, and grandchildren in your legal custody who are age 24 and under.

For more information, download a one-page information sheet here.

Call FarWest to get started on your counseling services or to reach the StressLine:

206-682-8149 or 800-398-3440

Please call Human Resources at 425-408-7601 if you'd like a copy of the EAP brochure. You can also view or download a summary by clicking here.