About Us

Advisory Council On Family Care: Help When You Need It, Where You Need It.

Who We Are

The ACFC is a joint CWA and Verizon work/life committee serving the CWA-represented employees in the Mid-Atlantic region. We think diligently about how to help you with your work, your life, and your family responsibilities. We accomplish this by providing resources, securing programs, and offering toolkits with the negotiated money the committee receives.

The ACFC includes members from both management and the union who work together to develop resources that will help you manage your day-to-day responsibilities.

Our Mission

Since 1986, the ACFC has been responsible for researching, developing, evaluating, funding, monitoring, deploying, and communicating programs and initiatives in the following areas:

  • Child and elder care resource and referral services.
  • Community development programs to increase and expand family care services and educational programs in the communities where employees reside or work.
  • Family care education programs for employees and their families.
  • Surveys, studies, and reports addressing the needs of employees and the changing scope of family care.
  • Programs available to employees outside of work time to help them deal with stress.

How Can the ACFC Help You and Your Family?

ACFC program highlights:

  • Active Parenting: Self-paced, online class and online group exchanges provide pointers and approaches to use in response to your child's behavior as it changes from one age to another. Day-to-day challenges become opportunities to teach responsibility as you create a home environment where your children will thrive.
  • ACFC Care Fairs: These worksite events bring together internal and external vendors who provide expert materials, takeaways, and access to a representative to help you learn about the resources available to you through work and your community.
  • MY TUTOR: Free online help from certified tutors is available from 2:00 p.m. through 1:00 a.m., 7 days a week, for help with math, science, social studies, and English. Help is provided to students of all ages, from kindergarten through college.
  • Domestic Violence and Awareness Training: This program raises awareness to decrease the occurrence of domestic violence by delivering on-site training and offering valuable resources for assistance
  • Anthem EAP: Sponsored by Verizon, this is a one-stop, confidential EAP and work/life resource and referral service. Use your 5 free sessions per topic to discuss emotional, mental or physical issues with a certified professional. In addition, call Anthem anytime you need information on a topic, including finding child care facilities, identifying a roofer, locating pet services, choosing vacation attractions and summer camps, and more.