ATLANTA, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FEI Behavioral Health, a national EAP, wellness and crisis management company based in Milwaukee, announces its new partnership with Atlanta-based Families First, a leading nonprofit family service agency in Georgia.
"We're excited about the opportunity to combine our focus on workforce resilience with Families First's role of strengthening family life in the Atlanta community," said Ted Uczen, president and CEO of FEI.
As a result of the partnership, finalized in late 2012, FEI now manages all Employee Assistance Program (EAP) operations for Families First customers.
International expertise, local connections
For more than 30 years, FEI has offered flexible, proven solutions for the full spectrum of workforce resilience goals, from crisis preparedness and management to EAP and wellness services. FEI developed the first national network to deliver EAP in 1979 and remains a market leader. The company integrates its mental health expertise and critical incident experience to provide emotional support and assistance both onsite and by phone.
FEI played a major role in the 9/11 response through the Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crime, has responded with both EAP and crisis services during a variety of national disasters, and works with several Atlanta area clients, including the American Cancer Society.
The breadth of FEI's service covers what the company has dubbed the Resiliency Spectrum. "By helping individual employees build their resilience—whether it's guiding them through a personal crisis, providing resources for childcare, or helping them cope with a large-scale community incident—we can also foster business resilience, which in turn leads to community resilience," explained Uczen.
The social enterprise difference
A social enterprise is a unique business model that creates synergy between for-profit and nonprofit organizations, where profits earned by the for-profit company are automatically reinvested into the community through the nonprofits.
FEI's involvement with its parent organization, Families International, is one of the nation's most successful examples of this model. In the last 30 years, FEI has provided more than $30 million to fund services at its sister nonprofit organizations within the Families International umbrella—the Alliance for Children and Families, United Neighborhood Centers of America (UNCA), and Ways to Work.
"We help our customers essentially double their community impact by investing in local nonprofit services through our social enterprise approach," said Uczen. "We look forward to deeper involvement in the Atlanta area with Families First."
SOURCE FEI Behavioral Health