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.

  • 1/29/2020 (Wednesday), noon-1 p.m., SELV 104
  • 2/12/2020 (Wednesday), 10-11 a.m., SELV 104
  • 3/11/2020 (Wednesday), 10-11 a.m., SELV 104
  • 4/8/2020 (Wednesday), 11 a.m.-noon, in-person group canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic
  • 5/13/2020 (Wednesday), 10-11 a.m., in-person group canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic
  • 5/27/2020 (Wednesday), 10-11 a.m., online via Zoom
  • 6/17/2020 (Wednesday), 10-11 a.m., online via Zoom
  • Facilitated by Joe Wills—MFT, retired staff member, and Camp Fire survivor
  • Participation is confidential outside of the group. No sign-in is required; just RSVP with preferred date(s) to joewillstherapy@gmail.com to receive a secure Zoom link. 
  • Questions? Please contact Jennifer Harris or Beverly Gentry at 530-898-6433 (voice mail goes to email) 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.