Deer Oaks is our new Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Durham Public Schools is pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2020 our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider will be Deer Oaks EAP Services. They will provide the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Services for all employees and dependents of DPS. The EAP benefit covers 3 confidential short-term counseling visits and is at no cost to employees and their families. DPS has pre-paid for this benefit for all employees and their dependents.

The EAP benefit is not only free to all employees, their dependents and household members, but it is also confidential. Deer Oaks EAP has considerable expertise and clinical knowledge possessed by its clinicians and numerous convenient locations. Deer Oaks clinicians are well versed in helping clients of all ages from young children up to the elderly.

The EAP can assist with many different types of problems. Among these are stress, depression, anxiety, workplace difficulties, substance abuse, marital problems, family or parenting conflicts, grief, violence, and unhealthy lifestyles. The EAP can also provide additional assistance with, and tools & referrals for:

 Childcare and Eldercare Resources with Referrals
 Financial and legal issues
 Free Interactive online simple will
 Free ID Recovery Services
 Reimbursed cab fare
 Retiree Assistance

Deer Oaks EAP is available when you need it, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Beginning on July 1, 2020, for additional information or a referral to a provider located nearest you please call the EAP toll-free at 1-888-993-7650. Online tools are available at:

DPS is committed to the health and well-being of its employees and their family members and encourages the utilization of this important benefit.