NYU recognizes that caring for ourselves as well as for loved ones - children, partners, and elders - can bring great satisfaction, but it can also create stress when our work and personal responsibilities compete for our time and limited financial resources. In an effort to support our faculty and staff with their work-family balance the University offers information and referral programs, generous leave policies to assist employees when special circumstances require that they take time off from work, and financial assistance programs to help with family care related expenses.