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Health, Safety and Work-Life (HSWL) Regional Practice Boston

Helping you balance your Work and your Life

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Work Life Philosophy

The purpose of the Work Life initiative is to strike a reasonable balance between the needs of the Coast Guard and the needs of our members and their families.  The goal is to create a total quality environment by which the Coast Guard will achieve organizational excellence and continue to provide valued services to our customers.

Work Life issues are critical to individual and organizational achievement.  They will always affect the Coast Guard's mission performance and are certain to impact the future.  Work Life balance enhances diversity, recruitment, retention, and most importantly, the job performance of the Coast Guard's workforce.downtown Boston at night

For the Coast Guard to effectively compete as an employer in the 21st century, we must build and maintain necessary support systems to provide a quality of life to our employees.

The Coast Guard recognizes that Work Life issues are critical to individual and organizational success.  Achieving the Work Life balance combines the formal structure of the Work Life staff with an entire network of providers.



CG Work Life Headquarters Programs

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CG-SUPRT. A new work-life resource and referral program.

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Coast Guard Health, Safety, and Work-Life Listserve.

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Our Services

Our services are available to all active duty members, reservists on active duty, and their family members in the HSWL Field Office Boston area of responsibility.  Civilians' eligibility for services may vary.


Our services are organized in the following programs:


Employee Assistance Program

Provides EAP counseling referrals, conducts prevention trainings in Workplace Violence, Suicide Prevention, Sexual Assault/Rape Prevention. Coordinates command requests for Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) response and conducts CISM training.

Quick Response Checklists (QRCs) to be used by District 1 Commands to respond to Rape/Sexual Assault, Suicide, CISM, and Workplace Violence can be found on the EAP page.


Family Resource Program 

Provide advocacy, information, referral, education, and case management services to Coast Guard families. This includes managing the Special Needs program.  


Family Advocacy Program

Provide support for all types of domestic violence and abuse, conduct domestic violence prevention education and training, and serve as a liaison between military and civilian communities.


Transition and Relocation Program

Provide Coast Guard members with assistance when relocating, assist with transition from military to civilian careers including conducting TAP seminars, serve as the Ombudsman Program Manager.


Health Promotion Program

Conduct lifestyle/fitness assessments for units or individuals, manage and train unit Health Promotion Coordinators, provide health-related presentations and educational materials (including tobacco cessation information), conduct health screenings, and serve as a source for individual dietary guidance.


Family Child Care

Administer the Family Child Care program which certifies day care operations in Coast Guard-owned or -leased housing, assist parents with finding local child care resources, administer the GSA and Coast Guard subsidy programs.


Our Locations

Our primary location is HSWL Field Office Boston, 427 Commercial St., Boston MA 02109. Our office is in Building 8 on the 7th deck.

We also have two satellite offices:

1) at Sector New York, 215 Coast Guard Drive, Staten Island NY 10305.


Other Work Life Offices:

To reach a Work Life office elsewhere in the country, please call 1-800-872-4957 and enter the appropriate extension (you can also reach us through this toll free number):

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