Employee Assistance (EAP)

Life presents complex challenges.  If the unexpected happens, you want to know that you and your family have simple solutions to help you cope with the stress and life changes that may result. That’s why Houston County Schools is offering The Hartford's Ability Assist Counseling Services to all of their employees at no cost.  Their straightforward approach takes the complexity out of managing stress when life throws you a curve.


COVID resources are also available in the Employee Assistance Program section of the Resources page, available through the link below.


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From the everyday issues like job pressures, relationships, retirement planning, personal grief, loss, or a disability, Ability Assist Counseling Services can be your resource for professional support.  You and your family, including spouse and dependents, can access this service at any time.

The service includes unlimited telephonic support, and up to 3 face-to-face emotional or work-life counseling sessions per occurrence per year, so each member of your family can get counseling help for their own unique needs.  Legal and financial counseling are also available by telephone during regular business hours.

Ability Assist Flyer

Please click below for a downloadable flyer on the EAP services available to you.


Ability Assist Counseling Services

Emotional or Work-Life Counseling

Helps address stress, relationship or other personal issues you or your family members may face. It’s staffed by highly trained specialists who listen to concerns and quickly make referrals to in-person counseling or other valuable resources if necessary. Situations may include:

  • Job pressures
  • Relationship / marital conflicts
  • Stress, anxiety and depression
  • Work / school disagreements
  • Substance abuse

Financial Information and Resources

The EAP provides support for the complicated financial decisions you or your family members may face. Speak by phone with professionals on a wide range of financial issues. Topics may include:

  • Managing a budget
  • Retirement and estate planning
  • Getting out of debt
  • Tax questions
  • Saving for college

Legal Support and Resources

Offers assistance if legal uncertainties arise. Talk to an attorney by phone about the issues that are important to you or your family members. If you require representation, you’ll be referred to a qualified attorney in your area with a 25% reduction in customary legal fees after a free 30-minute session. Topics may include:

  • Debt and bankruptcy
  • Guardianship
  • Buying a home
  • Power of attorney
  • Divorce

Health Champion

A service that supports you through all aspects of your health care issues by helping to ensure that you’re fully supported with employee assistance programs and/or work-life services. HealthChampion is staffed by both administrative and clinical experts who understand the nuances of any given healthcare concern.

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