Quarterly Leadership Newsletter – April 2024


April 2024 

Last week in Western New York, we witnessed a total solar eclipse, which served as a humbling reminder of our place in the universe and our connection to the solar system. It was amazing to observe how so many workplaces provided flexibility for staff, with many pausing activities at 3:18pm on Monday April 8th, allowing everyone the opportunity to experience this once in a lifetime event together. It was a moment that emphasized our unity and reminded us that we are not alone.

Message from the Director:

You are not alone in promoting EAP services to your employees either.  If you are interested in scheduling a 1:1 meeting to discuss EAP promotional strategies, please click below to schedule.

Schedule 1:1 discussion with the Director

If these times are not convenient, please call 716-681-4300 to schedule. We will also be hosting a group EAP Liaison meeting on June 13, 2024, at noon, please register through the button below. At this meeting you will have the opportunity to meet leaders from other EAP member organizations and learn more about how to increase staff’s familiarity with EAP services. 

Register for the Group Liaison Discussion

Feel free to review the link below for information about EAP promotion.

Promoting EAP – Toolkit

Save the date! Child and Family Services will host its annual Heartlight at the Harbor fundraiser on Wednesday, July 31!

Come rock out for a good cause at this concert featuring Strictly Hip at the Buffalo Outer Harbor! There will be fun activities for attendees of all ages, including games, food trucks, and the return of last year’s popular human-powered snow cone machine (think of a hamster wheel, but with a person running inside)!

Mark it in your calendars now so you have the evening saved! The gate opens at 5:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 6:00 p.m. Tickets will be available on cfsbny.org/heartlight soon – we can’t wait to see you there!

Heartlight at the Harbor is presented by Kaleida Health. If you are interested in sponsorship information, email Mary Czopp at mczopp@cfsbny.org or call (716) 335-7050.

Child and Family Services of Erie County

Are your Employees asking for More EAP Sessions?

C+FS EAP now offers an Expanded EAP option.  This new option is in response to requests by employers to provide additional benefits for employees and their family members!  This new option will provide up to eight (8) sessions of counseling or coaching to employees and anyone living in their household.

Want to learn more or receive a quote for the Expanded C+FS EAP option – reach out to Megan Andrews, Director at 716-681-4300 or mandrews@cfsbny.org 

In the Community: Are you looking to grow your workforce?

CareerWise Greater Buffalo a Say Yes Buffalo Initiative is an opportunity for organizations to grow their talent pipeline in Advanced Manufacturing, Auto Mechanics, Business Operations, Culinary, Financial Services, Healthcare, and IT. On May 29th from 9:30am – 11:30am CareerWise Greater Buffalo will be hosting an in person open house where you can learn more about this great opportunity from a panel of current employers and apprentices.  This event will be held at the WNY Labor Federation, 2421 Main St. Suite 120, Buffalo 14214.



Learn more about CareerWise Greater Buffalo’s upcoming Open House

Learn more about the benefits of being part of a Modern Youth Apprenticeship Program


We’ve updated our Presentation Catalog

If you have questions about any of the presentations listed or about how you can more effectively utilize your credits, contact us directly at 716-681-4300 or eap@cfsbny.org.

C+FS EAP Presentation Catalog




C+FS EAP is Growing! 

Thank you to all our members for committing to workplace wellness and choosing C&FS EAP. We know you have options, and we value your partnership.

Welcome to our newest organizations this quarter!

Return to Home     Maryvale Union Free School District


ecrjclogo.png  Erie County Restorative Justice Coalition



  Open Buffalo






Meet the Newest Member of the C+FS EAP Team

C+FS EAP is excited to announce that Karen Kinsley, MSW has joined our team.  Karen was most recently with the C+FS Counseling Clinic in the role as the Bilingual Intake Coordinator. Karen is trilingual, Spanish and American Sign Language, and earned her Master of Social work from Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. Karen has spent her career working in educational settings, offering support to survivors of domestic violence, and working with families utilizing solution focus and trauma informed care.  Karen’s compassion and commitment to offering direct communication shines.  You can be sure she is eager to engage with members in Spanish and American Sign Language. Keep a look out this year as Karen continues to make connections in Western New York.


C+FS EAP has Been Busy!

In case you missed one of our complementary webinars last quarter, we are sharing these links.  Feel free to send these links to your staff!

February Black History Month Complimentary Webinar:

“The Art of Radical Self-Care” (3 minutes)

“The Art of Radical Self Care” – Full Video (60 minutes)

March Woman’s History Complimentary Webinar:

“Can Women Have it All?” (3 minutes)

“Can Women Have it All” – Full Video (60 minutes)

Upcoming C+FS EAP Events

For up-to-date information about our complimentary programs, visit out events page:

C+FS EAP Complimentary Events