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/U-M benefits-eligible retirees (Family Helpers) who offer child/elder care, tutoring, yard work, housekeeping, and pet/house sitting.

WLRC also connects families to child care search resources including links to statewide child care search databases, the U-M children’s centers web site, and Campus Child Care Homes Network provider profiles. In addition, WLRC provides lactation information, an annual Connecting the Dots work/life conference, workshops and brown bag seminars, elder/child/family care resources, and flexible scheduling information.


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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.