Employee Assistance Program

Camp Fire – Emotional Support

Group Sessions

The University is hosting group sessions for faculty and staff who were affected by the Camp Fire. 

Wildcats Rise - Camp Fire Support Group

These group counseling sessions are for faculty and staff affected by the Camp Fire to talk about the emotional impacts and next steps.

  • 7/18/2019 (Thursday), 10-11 am, KNDL 207
  • 8/28/2019 (Wednesday), 10-11 am, SELV 104
  • 9/12/2019 (Thursday), 10-11 am, SELV 104
  • 10/09/2019 (Wednesday), 10-11 am, SELV 104
  • 10/22/2019 (Tuesday), 10-11 am - room changed to ARTS 229
  • 11/06/2019 (Wednesday), 10-11 am, SELV 104
  • 11/13/2019 (Wednesday), 10-11 am, SELV 104
  • 12/05/2019 (Thursday), 10-11 am, SELV 104


  • Facilitated by Joe Wills—MFT, retired staff member, and Camp Fire survivor
  • No enrollment or sign-in is required. Participation is confidential
  • Questions? Please contact Jennifer Harris or Beverly Gentry at 530-898-6433 or email pdev@csuchico.edu

Individual Counseling

Our campus employee assistance program, LifeMatters, provides up to three, one-on-one counseling sessions. Access by calling 1-800-367-7474 (password: csuchico), request a referral to a local counselor, and explain that your call is related to the wildfire.

Phone (1-800-367-7474) and website (www.mylifematters.com(opens in new window)) resources are available 24/7. Services are available to Chico State employees and anyone living with them.

LifeMatters has multiple providers available, and can also offer phone/video counseling as an option if a client requests it. If you have any concern about obtaining a provider, please re-contact the EAP for assistance in locating a direct referral.

The campus Employee Assistance Program website provides links to LifeMatters counseling and other resources (e.g., financial, health, legal, calculators, recipes, etc.), webinars, on-campus resources and community resources.