About Work-Life Resources 24/7

About Work-Life Resources 24/7

Offered through the MIT Work-Life Center, Work-Life Resources 24/7 (WLR) is a comprehensive work-life resource and referral program. Members of the MIT community may call 877-847-4523 or email mit@workplaceoptions.com 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to reach a consultant who can answer questions about a broad range of work-life topics:

Relocating Here and Abroad

Work-Life Resources 24/7 has information about moving, housing, and care for family members not only in the Boston area but across the country and around the world. And WLR phone consultations can be translated into over 140 languages.

Daily Living

WLR24/7 has resources to help with everything from getting leaks repaired to  arranging weddings, pet care, and volunteer opportunities. There is no question too large or too small to ask.

Caring for Children

Articles prepared specifically for the MIT community cover many key child care issues, including

General audience articles cover a range of child care issues, from early child development to estate planning. Other useful online features include camp and child care search tools and information on scholarships and financial aid. Consultants are always available by phone to help you find caregivers. Call 877-847-4523.

Aging and Elders

WLR articles address such critical aging and elder-care issues as financial planning, coping with disabilities, and finding appropriate housing. Other useful online features include an Older Adult Service Locator and information on such government programs as Medicare. Consultants are also available by phone to help you with your elder-care needs, including finding caregivers. Call 877-847-4523.

Finances

Work-Life Resources 24/7 includes home-buying tips, links to financial calculators, mortgage information, and budgeting strategies. And free half-hour consultations are available on financial issues, by calling 877-847-4523.

Legal Issues

Whether you need legal help for an adoption, estate planning, divorce, or purchasing a home, Work-Life Resources 24/7 offers a variety of resources to help get you started—including tips on how to hire an attorney, links to a lawyer locator, and a glossary of legal terms. You can also arrange to talk with a lawyer for a half hour at no charge, by calling 877-847-4523.

Schools and Relocating

Turn to Work-Life Resources 24/7 for help choosing a public or private school, relocating to Boston with school-age children, advocating for a child with special needs, and more. The WLR website features a list of Frequently Asked Questions About Schools, which was prepared by the Work-Life Center. This document covers school basics, including choosing a school, eligibility, and registering. In addition, WLR consultants are available by phone to help you with your school search. Call 877-847-4523.

Summer Programs and Camps

The Center for Work, Family & Personal Life has developed a database of local summer day camps for children and teens, including over 450 programs in the greater Boston area. The database is made available through Work-Life Resources 24/7. Also prepared by the Center and available from WLR is a list of Resources to Help Locate a Summer Program for Your Child or Teen. In addition to providing links to various outside directories, this list includes information about programs that take place on campus during the summer.

The WLR website also features a Summer Camp Guide, which provides general information about types of camps, age groups served, and schedules.

For more information, explore WLR's articles on such topics as camp readiness, preparing for camp, and questions to ask camp directors.