About Penn Foundation's EAP

“Talking to my EAP counselor was very helpful. I felt like I was talking to a friend.”

For 30 years, Penn Foundation’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) has offered a full-range of counseling, consultation, and training services to help employees and employers maximize their productivity by providing the supports and skills needed to better manage behavioral health issues that interfere with workplace performance.

We strive to assist companies and their employees with the many stressors and demands placed on them by providing a spectrum of services tailored to meet their specific needs. Managers, supervisors, and employees have significantly benefited from EAP, which has helped them to better manage the emotional, psychological, and addiction issues they may experience personally or at work.

Additionally, through coaching, training, policy and procedure development, and management consultation, EAP has given leaders and managers the skills they need to deal with troubled employees.

The overall result is more productive, better motivated employees and managers who are confident in their approaches to supervising employees.

Workplace Facts

  • Unscheduled absenteeism costs employers as much as $789 per employee per year.
  • Each dollar invested in an EAP saves the employer $5 - $16.
  • Psychological problems account for 61% of absences from work each year, 65-85% of employee terminations, and 80-90% of industrial accidents.
  • Troubled employees are 25% less productive than the average worker.
  • EAP can reduce sick leave by 33%, work-related accidents by 65%, workers’ compensation claims by 30%, lost time by 40%, grievances by 50%, and time spent on supervisor reprimands by 74%.
  • Over the next decade, 10-18% of employees will be caring for elderly family members. Many of these employees will experience increased absenteeism, extended leaves of absence, and early retirement. About 1-in-5 will quit their job.

Benefits of EAP

  • Increased employee engagement
  • Reduction of workplace absenteeism and unplanned absences
  • Reduction of workplace accidents
  • Reduction in likelihood of legal action/liability
  • Management of disruptive incidents such as workplace violence, injury, or other crises
  • Facilitation of adjustment to mergers, acquisitions, site closures, or other workforce changes
  • Development of employee and manager competencies in managing workplace stress and improving work team performance


We can help you manage the many stressors and demands that you experience in both your work life and your personal life.

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Your employees’ personal problems can spill over into work, thereby decreasing productivity. It is more beneficial to address these issues rather than ignore them.

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Penn Foundation’s EAP relies on
sub-contractors throughout Pennsylvania (and many other states) to help provide counseling services to our members.

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