Work / Life Solutions


Work/Life Solutions, a United Way of Buffalo & Erie County (UWBEC) program made possible by Evans Bank and your employer, is dedicated to improving workplace productivity, retention, attendance, financial stability, and well-being for employees. Based on a proven program model, it seeks to help remediate non-work related issues attributed to decreased job performance and workplace attrition through an innovative set of three on-site solutions:


1. Resource Coordinator

  • Point of access for all the services of the program
  • Available by, text, e-mail, or phone call
  • Acts as an in-person/virtual services resource working with employees to prioritize and create action plans to overcome obstacles
  • Connects employees with service organizations and programs available in Erie County
  • Employees can get the help they need at work rather than taking time off and trying to find the right service providers

2. Work/Life Solutions Loan & Savings Program

  • $500 or $1,000 loan to assist in overcoming unexpected financial obstacles
  • Available to employees in good standing who have been on the job for at least one year
  • Repaid through payroll deduction and reported to credit bureau monthly to help improve or establish credit
  • A portion of the monthly repayment is set aside in a savings account; Once the loan is paid the employee can continue to save $10/month or adjust as they see fit.

3. Financial Education Classes

  • Financially focused classes provided during work hours conducted by Belmont Housing Resources of Western New York
  • Subject matter ranges from budgeting, credit, S.M.A.R.T. spending goals, homeownership, etc.
  • Virtual Classes and Online Platform offering worksheets and guides accessible at any time


QUESTIONS: Reach out to Nicole Juzdowski, nicole.juzdowski[at]


If your employer participates in the Work/Life Solutions Program and you would like to get in touch with your Resource Coordinator, you can do so here

Did you know: 41% of households in Erie County experience financial hardship, which often brings added stress to the workplace.




This program is also made possible, in part, by a grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation through a partnership with United Way Worldwide.