You've come to the right place. Our welcoming and knowledgeable staff is available to assist with the myriad concerns and issues that affect the lives of the MIT community.

You've come to the right place. Our welcoming and knowledgeable staff is available to assist with the myriad concerns and issues that affect the lives of the MIT community.


The MIT Work-Life Center is here to meet the personal and professional needs of our diverse, global community — whatever they may be.

Whether you are a member of the faculty or staff, a student or postdoctoral associate or postdoctoral fellow, call on us whenever you need a solution, big or small. Whatever your phase of life, whatever your challenge, we're here to lend support and connect you to resources and support systems, no matter where you are located. In addition to one-on-one consultations, we offer a wide range of programs that address specific life issues and events.


The U.S. elections are over and the people of our country are taking stock after the 2016 presidential election. There is a level of exhaustion after a long and contentious campaign that has brought to light the extent of many divisions among the American people. You may find yourself experiencing many complex emotions: uncertainty, relief, anxiety, sadness, confusion, exhaustion, helplessness, anger, excitement, or satisfaction. We want to remind all faculty, staff, postdocs and family members that MIT MyLife Services is available to help anyone who would like consultation or support during this ongoing process of change. To reach MIT MyLife Services, call 844-405-LIFE (5433) at any time (24/7). 

Finally, keep in mind the words MIT President L. Rafael Reif sent in his letter to the MIT Community on 11/9/16: “…let us find ways to listen to one another – with sympathy, humility, decency, respect and kindness.”


The MIT Work-Life Center is featured in the September 2016 issue of Workplaces Magazine. Read more about MIT's commitment to providing high-quality lactation rooms across the MIT campus.


Your Newest Work-Life Benefits

MIT MyLife Services: If there's something on your mind, call MyLife Services—a free, confidential MIT benefit. One call puts you in touch with a network of experts who can provide emotional and behavioral counseling, work-life consultations, and personalized referrals.

Planning and Paying for CollegeTake advantage of expert help through personalized guidance by phone or in person, online resources, seminars, and webinars designed to help you not only navigate the complex college admissions process, but also plan and pay for your child’s college education.

Student Loan Repayment: Access timely information and strategies for repaying your or your child's student loans. Receive expert guidance on your unique student loan situation by signing up for a personalized consultation, via phone or in person, and by attending a seminar.

Senior Care PlanningExperienced Senior Care Advisors provide in-depth consultations, by phone or in person, on housing options, care, and finance; help with short- and long-term customized caregiving plans; and facilitate family meetings.

Special Learning NeedsParents of children who are struggling with developmental, emotional, or learning challenges—from birth through young adulthood—can consult with experts and access a range of online tools and webinars to support success in school.

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