Resource Coach

During a time when there is so much uncertainty and so many changes, it can be challenging to know where to turn for support. The Resource Coach Program is here for employees of U-M and Michigan Medicine to listen and to find practical solutions to difficult situations. 

This program supports U-M faculty and staff experiencing a financial crisis or other personal hardship and connects them to the right resources. Support comes in the form of: 

  • Referrals and connections to community and local resources

  • Assistance in finding the right resource for each unique situation

  • In some cases, small grants are available to cover an urgent financial need. 

The service is always confidential. Learn more about how we can help below. 

Are you looking for some self-guided resources to help with financial skills and knowledge-building? Check out our Financial Well-Being page.

Download the Resource Coach flyer.

"...I am so appreciative and glad that I was connected with you to get resources and help during these difficult times. ...You listened to me and you were so empathetic with me. You made me feel human and valued. You may not get to see the smile on our faces, but know for sure that everything you all have done has made a tremendous impact on our lives." Used with permission from a MHealthy Resource Coach Program client

We know times are challenging right now. If you are in a crisis, please contact the following numbers:

  • Call or text 988 if you need urgent support for a mental health crisis.
  • Call 211 for locating emergency food resources or an emergency housing agency in your area.
  • If you have an upcoming utility shut off, please call your utility company and ask for an extension to your bill’s due date.

Due to a high volume of employees reaching out, it may take up to 3 days for our staff to contact you to complete the intake screening. After your intake screening is complete, it may take up to 2 weeks for an appointment with a Resource Coach.  We thank you for your patience.