Free Access to Care.com
Through an agreement with Care.com, university faculty, staff and students can access a network of caregivers in their area. The service includes caregivers for children (including tutors), adults, seniors, pets and more.
The monthly membership fee is covered but employees and students will be responsible for the cost of the care they utilize.
Regular (benefit-eligible) full-time and part-time employees are granted automatic access, but students will need to manually opt in. To do so, students will need to complete a simple survey.
This benefit is currently available for one year (until mid-January 2022). More information can be found at the U-M Human Resources page on child care resources.
Family-to-Family Posting Board
The other resource that launched recently is a family-to-family online posting board for various care needs. Employees and students can create and respond to posts about sharing resources and providing unpaid support such as occasional child care, tutoring and learning support, or elder care.
Once the employees or students connect, they can follow up independently to discuss arrangements.
This information and more can be found at the webpages below: