Welcome to the Work/Life Resource Center

The Work-​Life Resource Center (WLRC) is a starting point for the University of Michigan community to learn about resources and tools to promote work-life balance. WLRC coordinates a sick child/back-up child care program (Kids Kare at Home), and an online listing of U-M students and retirees (Family Helpers) who offer child/elder care, tutoring, yard work, housekeeping, and pet/house sitting. WLRC also connects families to child care resources including the U-M children’s centers web site, Campus Child Care Homes Network provider profiles, and a statewide child care search database. In addition, WLRC provides information on campus lactation room locations and a set-up guide, elder and other family care resources, and flexible ​work options; and ​offers ​an annual Work-Life Connecting the Dots conference.


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Our Mission:
The Work/Life Resource Center (WLRC) is committed to the ongoing development of a workplace culture supportive of personal and family life. By advocating for enlightened policies, practices and services, the WLRC contributes to the recruitment and retention of the highest-quality faculty, staff and students.



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Disclaimers & Eligibility:

The Work/Life Resource Center does not interpret policy, facilitate leaves of absence, or negotiate flexible scheduling with supervisors.

The Work/Life Resource Center does not endorse or represent any resources listed within this website as recommended by the University.

Full-time and part-time U-M faculty, staff and students are eligible to receive consultation and referral services at no charge.