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Campus Resources
  • C3 Program - The C3 program, offered by the Office of Human Resources, is a gateway to the campus and community! It provides essential support to new and prospective faculty, staff, and their families. The program is focused on two key components: Career Services and Community Connection. 
  • Dependant Care FSA Account - This account allows you to use pretax dollars to pay for eligible employment-related dependent care expenses.
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) - The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per calendar year to eligible employees for specific family and medical reasons.
  • IIHHS Clinical Services Programs
  • IIHHS Community Engagement Programs
  • WeCare ERGA group for working caregivers and those who support them in parenting, guardianship, grandparenting, or those assisting elders or individuals that are sick or living with a disability.
Resources for Children

JMU Resources:

  • JMU Athletics Puppy Pound - The JMU Dukes Puppy Pound presented by Chick-fil-A Harrisonburg is the official kids club of JMU Athletics. Join today to receive exclusive membership benefits including a membership t-shirt, Chick-fil-A pre-game parties, free tickets to select JMU home games, and much more!  Membership is just $15 per child and is open to all kids in 8th grade and under.
  • JMU Children's Theatre Playshop - Since its inception in 1993, the Children's Playshop has been entertaining families from across the Shenandoah Valley with quality family theater. What started out in Theatre II has now become a summer tradition at the new Forbes Center for the Performing Arts.
  • JMU Planetarium
    • Science Sunday for Girls - Science Sundays... for Girls is our small contribution in encouraging young American girls in the Valley to consider careers in science & engineering. Science is for everyone and its important that young girls know that and see that in action!
    • Space Explorers Camp - We seek to inspire and excite the next generation of scientists and engineers. These engaging, hands-on, inquiry-based camps will demonstrate to students that science is constantly changing, constantly uncovering new clues about why our universe is the way it is and not some other way. We will ask questions and then use the scientific method to try to answer them! We will investigate the size and scale of our solar system, learn about the robotic exploration of it, and learn about our own planet Earth and our fragile environment! Special Space Explorers camp visitors may include JMU science professors, engineers working at NASA on new missions, and perhaps even a NASA astronaut!
  • JMU's Young Children's Program - The Young Children's Program is an early learning program operated by the James Madison University College of Education.  Each class is led by a master teacher and a support staff of students. The YCP is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. 
  • Policy 1341-Break Time for Nursing Mothers
  • University Recreation



External Resources:

  • Virginia Department of Social Services - DisclaimerThis information is provided as a public service by the Virginia Department of Social Services, which neither endorses any facility nor guarantees that the information is accurate, up to date or complete. This information, which should not be used as a sole source in selecting a facility, does not replace official information sources.
Resources for Elders

External Resources:

  • Nursing Home Compare - A service provided by Medicare.gov, Nursing Home Compare has detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country. A nursing home is a place for people who can’t be cared for at home and need 24-hour nursing care.
  • Senior Navigator - A 501c3 non-profit organization that provides free information about health, aging, disability and post-military resources available to Virginians. The information focuses on issues such as health, financial concerns, legal questions, health facilities, housing options, transportation, exercise programs, advocacy, and more.
Resources for Pets

JMU Resources:

  • Pet Insrouance through VPIEmployees will be eligible for a 5% discounted rate for pet insurance, while being able to choose from three different plans.

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