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Program Manager: Marla Giscombe

Overview and Contacts

The Goddard Employee Assistance Program (EAP) has resources for ALL Goddard employees.  Contractor employees are encouraged to ask their employers what EAP benefits they have available.

All Goddard employees are welcome to participate in monthly EAP webinars, special sessions, join the Teams space, and make use of the website resources provided by our EAP provider, Federal Occupational Health (FOH)(

FOH provides services to Goddard Civil Servants. You may call 1-800-222-0364 / 1-888-262-7848 (TTY) at any time.  No employee will be turned away in a crisis.

The Civil Servant resources offer confidential psychological assessment and referral and short-term counseling for issues related to work and family. These services are available to Goddard Civil Servant employees, spouses, dependent children (including those away at school), household members, and domestic partners.

EAP Services provide you and your family help with a variety of problems including, but not limited to:

  • Crisis Management
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Alcoholism
  • Relationship concerns or problems
  • Family concerns or problems
  • Financial concerns or problems
  • Job Concerns
  • Drug abuse
  • Legal referrals
  • Support when choosing eldercare facilities
  • And more…

In addition to the FOH program, Goddard employees are encouraged to make use of shared EAP resources across the agency. The Headquarters EAP support page (internal) can be accessed when on VPN. Information on resources being shared across the agency from other centers will be posted on the Goddard EAP Public Teams (internal) space and in Dateline. You may also ask questions about EAP resources or ask for someone to get in touch with you on the Teams space.

Suicide Prevention Resources

Suicide Prevention Lifeline and 988

As of July 16, 2022, 988 has been designated as the three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network. 

The Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255) is also available to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis.

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Useful Links

Find more information on the health4life (internal) site.

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