Work-Life Resources

In an effort to assist faculty and staff balance work/life priorities, Human Resources seeks solutions that best serve the members of our community. Through our partnerships with health and wellness providers, HR provides information to help with all kinds of life events. 

The following resources are designed to help employees manage work and family responsibilities. Whether you need help dealing with workplace stress or need information when undergoing major life changes like retirement, marriage, or professional transitions, you can find viable options here.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Visit KGA’s website for information about their extensive work/life programs, benefits, and resources including:

  • Homebuying
  • Eldercare
  • Legal Resources
  • Nutrition
  • Counseling
  • Substance abuse
  • Daycare locator
  • and more!

Visit the EAP webpage

On-Campus Nursing Rooms

The College has two dedicated nursing rooms for faculty and staff:

  • Haberlin, Room 217.
  • O’Kane, Room 20.

To view the locations, please refer to the campus map.

The room locations offer quiet, clean, and secure environments for women who need to express breast milk during their time on campus.

Each room features a comfortable chair, a small table, and a small refrigerator. To ensure privacy and to assist with scheduling, mothers are asked to check out a key in Human Resources. (The key will remain in her possession for the length of time that she is nursing. When the employee is no longer nursing, the key is to be returned to Human Resources.)

The nursing rooms are available during regular working hours and are available on a first come, first served basis.

Nursing Room Etiquette

  • The room is to be locked at all times. Please knock before attempting entry. If the room is occupied, please try again later.
  • Upon leaving the room, please ensure that the room is locked.
  • To ensure the comfort of all mothers, please leave the room in appropriate condition for the next occupant.

Tobacco Cessation

Quitting tobacco is challenging but there is free support on campus to assist you in achieving this goal.  Jenn Coode, onsite Tobacco Treatment Specialist, is available to meet one on one to support you in creating your freedom from tobacco plan. 

Getting support while you are trying to quit can double your chances of success.

  • Develop a personalized quit plan and is free to all faculty and staff. 
  • You'll get support from someone who understands what it's like to try to quit.
  • You're not expected to quit on the first day, you work at your pace.

Contact Jenn Coode, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, at ext. 3885 or (If you are a non-exempt employee, please coordinate your time away from the department with your supervisor.)

Do you know how much you could save by quitting? Calculate your cost of smoking.

The Dinner Daily

Make your dinners easier, healthier and more affordable with The Dinner Daily. 

Weekly dinner plans customized to your food preferences and what’s on sale at your grocery store can save you 20 percent on grocery costs at Market Basket, Stop & Shop, Big Y, Price Chopper, Shaw’s, Aldi, and more. Stop overpaying with meal kits. The Dinner Daily is recommended by Rachel Ray Every Day magazine and Tufts Health plan.

Holy Cross community members get 30 percent off a Dinner Daily subscription, making it less than $1 a week and get two free weeks to try it out.

Learn more about the Dinner Daily (PDF)

Sign up at Use discount code HC30.

Heaven’s Harvest CSA 

Heaven's Harvest Farm is dedicated to the Community Supported Agriculture model of providing food direct from farm to consumer. They always grow their produce as certified organic, utilizing the best in sustainable practices.  Holy Cross offers a share drop off location in the Office of Sustainability on Wednesdays from 11 am - 4 pm during various times of the year.  Find out more information about the current CSA share program being offered on HHF's web page. Below are some tips for picking up your weekly share.

  • Bring your own bags to take your share and leave the reusable box behind.
  • How to instructions on folding up your recyclable box.
  • What can you do if you’re going to be away?   You can allow someone else to pick up your share, double up the week before or after your time away, or donate your share to a family in need.  If you plan to double up or donate your share, please contact the farm at least one week in advance.