Member Assistance Program

Member Assistance Program Feeling Stressed? Anxious? Need someone to talk to?

We all experience challenges in our personal and professional lives from time to time. While people often handle these on their own, some issues can be difficult to manage without a helping hand.

The Member Assistance Program (MAP) has trained professional counselors who guide you through the problems that can put your health and job in jeopardy. You can expect our services to be confidential, professional and supportive.

The MAP provides short-term counseling to in-service UFT members by professionally trained mental health staff as well as referrals to outside resources.

What does MAP do?

  • Offers short-term counseling in the MAP office
  • Offers peer support group for bereavement
  • Arranges assistance for victims of domestic violence
  • Connects you to community support groups to fit your needs
  • Offers referrals to appropriate substance abuse, eating disorders and mental health service programs
  • Makes referrals for trauma, bereavement and loss.
  • Provides referrals for legal and financial counseling services

The MAP phone number is 212-701-9620 and the email address is Our normal hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday through Friday (summer hours are 9 a.m. – 5:15 p.m., Monday through Thursday). Please note that sessions are by appointment only; no walk-ins. MAP services are provided at no cost to members.

Download the MAP brochure »

View the MAP flier »

Substance Use Assistance

Are you or someone close to you affected by substance use? MAP offers various types of assistance and referrals for members and their families. Please email Mickey Correa at to arrange for a confidential conversation.

How can the union help you or your loved ones address an addiction issue? Read Frequently Asked Questions »

See the flier »

Grief Support Group

Are you grieving the loss of a loved one?

The UFT Member Assistance Program (MAP) offers counseling groups to assist you in managing your grief and adjusting to the loss of a family member, significant other, friend or colleague.

For 2018 meeting dates, download the flier »

Caregiver Support Group

Caregiving can be a difficult experience but it does not have to be faced alone. The UFT’s Member Assistance Program, in collaboration with the UFT Welfare Fund’s Retiree Social Services, offers a caregiver support group open to all UFT members. Connect with other caregivers who are in similar situations, in a safe and confidential space. Share experiences, strategies and tips.

The caregiver support group meets on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. at 50 Broadway. For more information and meeting dates, download the flier »

Are you a new teacher?

The UFT's Partners Through Experience program is a voluntary prgram that matches a new teacher (1-3 years) with a recent retiree (1-5 years) to form a collaborative relationship.

See the flier »

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