Caregiver Support

For Faculty & Staff

Dependent Care Resource Coordinator

Finding the right support can be challenging and Georgetown University’s dependent care resource coordinator is here to help. Reach out to Samantha Decenord at

Georgetown University realizes that balancing the needs of family and work can be challenging and stressful. The following resources are available to help support you in managing your dependent care needs.

Working parents need support to balance the many responsibilities that you face each day. Your Bright Horizons Back Up Care and Enhanced Family Support™ benefit can help, every step of the way. This benefit is available to all full-time, benefits-eligible faculty, staff and post-doctoral fellows.

Back-Up Child, Adult and Elder Care

Don’t stress about school breaks, bad weather, or when your elder loved one is recovering from surgery. Each year you can reserve up to seven days of high-quality center, or in-home care for your child, adult, or elder relatives at no cost to you.

Want to learn more? View the FAQs and the program overview video.

Enhanced Family Support

Jump ahead on the waitlist at quality child care in a Bright Horizons® centers or take advantage of tuition discounts at our partner centers. Explore Sittercity’s database of sitters and virtual sitting, pet care, and more. Access a discounted local placement service to find trained, screened nannies . Take advantage of exclusive discounts on tutoring, test prep, and enrichment courses, as well as virtual and in-home learning pods.

Learn more and register: Walk through the registration process of the enhanced family support webpage. Or, Call 877-BH-CARES (242-2737)

The District of Columbia’s Paid Family Leave program provides employees with benefits when they are out on leave from work to bond with a new child, take care of a family member, or take care of their own serious health condition. Paid Family Leave is an
insurance program, which means that only employees who have worked in a covered job can receive benefits and only when they experience a covered event. You can visit the How to Apply section of the DC PFL website and view the Employee Handbook to learn more.

From child care centers, tutoring, laptops to Au Pair placement services, explore the employee discounts available at Enter password “GUSAVES” when registering.

If you would like to hire a Georgetown University student to provide child care or tutoring support, you can post the position through the Student Employment Office’s HoyaWorks program.

Journey EAP: Articles and Webinars
Resources for New Parents & Caregivers

Articles: Resources for New Parents & Caregivers


Advice for new parents


Adjusting to single parenthood

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Adoption and the workplace


Child care providers: Build Relationships with families

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Childcare Center Checklist


Choosing a Childcare Center

financial planning for pregnancy

Financial considerations for childcare


What are your childcare needs


Back up care for employers


The Best Laid Plans: Finding back up care


Busy Families: Establishing a morning routine

Webinar: “Raising Mindful Children” – Join Jackie as she guides parents in making mindfulness enjoyable for their children, making tools like identifying emotions and self-regulation accessible and fun for the entire family. Explore these exercises further on Journey.

News You Can Use


The GUCares Employee Emergency Fund assists University employees (faculty, AAPs, and staff) in recovering financially from recent losses due to natural disasters, accidents, catastrophes, deaths, or illnesses.

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Employee Resource Group (ERG)

ERGs are voluntary, employee-led groups that bring together employees who share common interests, backgrounds, and concerns.

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DC Paid Family Leave

A progressive program designed to support individuals in balancing their work and family responsibilities.

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