Caring for Caregivers

Emotional and Financial Help for Healthcare Workers

Caring for Caregivers

Emotional and Financial Help for Healthcare Workers

Finding Your Joy

A collaboration of SEIU-UHW and Dr. Joi K. Madison.
Practical steps for healthcare workers to care for themselves and their loved ones.
Download our Caring for Caregivers Digital Workbook and find the accompanying videos here.

Below you’ll find the workshops that UHW currently offers to members. We’re always adding more, so check back regularly for updates. All workshops will be held over Zoom unless otherwise indicated. Have an idea for a workshop we aren’t offering yet? Let us know!


​​Caring for Caregivers: Part 2
Workshop with Dr. Joi K. Madison

Part two is all about recognizing signs of stress in your mood and behavior then learning skills, such as task management and boundary setting, that can support you with being proactive when navigating stressors. By the time you complete this series, you’ll have several tools in your tool kit that will help you feel grounded, find peace and feel confident in your ability to keep going!
RSVP – Tuesday, August 2, 6:00- 7:30pm


How to Make your Money Make Money: Saving and Investing 101/ Cómo hacer su dinero Ganar dinero: Ahorrar e invertir 101
Workshop with IRC

RSVP – Wednesday, August 3, 6:00pm-8:00pm


What’s a Living Trust? What about a Will? Do I Need One?
Workshop with HERA

If we don’t plan for it, we run the risk of leaving our families with confusion, conflict, and expensive taxes and legal fees when we’re gone. Come learn how to protect your loved ones by providing everyone in your life with a guide to your wishes. Workshop participants will be able to work one on one for free with estate planning lawyers to create these documents.
RSVP – Monday, August 8, 6:00-7:30pm


Buying a Car? Here’s How to Get a Good Deal
Workshop with IRC

The stereotype of the sleazy car salesman has some truth to it. In this workshop, you will learn what to ask, what to watch out for, and how to ensure you are getting a good deal on a car in good shape. We’ll also cover auto insurance and how to maintain your car in the future.
RSVP – Wednesday, August 17, 6:00pm – 8:00pm


Getting to Know Your Kaiser Pension with Dave Regan
Workshop with SEIU-UHW President Dave Regan

Unsure what’s in your retirement plan? SEIU-UHW President Dave Regan is here to tell you what exactly is in your Kaiser pension plan. Ask any questions you have – no matter how foolish you think they might be! – and educate yourself about this amazing benefit. If you are preparing to retire or just thinking about it, join us to learn about the medical options currently available to Kaiser retirees.
RSVP – Wednesday, August 24, 6:00pm – 7:30pm


Empty Wallet? Manage Your Debt and Build Your Credit / ¿Billetera vacía? Administre su Deuda y Desarrolle su Crédito
Workshop with IRC

If you have a lot of debt, you’re not alone. Last year, Americans hit a new debt record of $14.6 trillion (yes, with a T), with an unequal portion falling on younger people, women, and communities of color. In this workshop, you will learn the five things that influence a credit score, how to prioritize debt, and how to use tools like debt management calculators and credit building loans to improve your credit. Anyone who attends this session will be eligible for one-on-one counseling with financial advisors. Workshop available in English and Spanish.

Traducción al español disponible. Si tiene muchas deudas, usted no es el único. El año pasado, los estadounidenses alcanzaron un nuevo récord de deuda de $14.6 trillones de dólares (sí, con una T), con una porción desigual que recae en las personas más jóvenes, las mujeres y las comunidades de color. En este taller, aprenderá las cinco cosas que influyen en el puntaje de crédito, cómo priorizar las deudas y cómo usar herramientas como calculadoras de administración de deudas y préstamos que ayudan a crear su crédito para mejorarlo. Cualquier persona que asista a esta sesión será elegible para recibir asesoramiento individual con asesores financieros.
RSVP – Tuesday, August 30, 6:00pm-8:00pm


Kaiser Retiree Medical Benefits
Workshop with SEIU-UHW President Dave Regan

Unsure what medical benefits you’ll have available to you when you retire? SEIU-UHW President Dave Regan is here to tell you what exactly is in your Kaiser medical benefit plan. Ask any questions you have – no matter how foolish you think they might be! – and educate yourself about this amazing benefit.
RSVP – Wednesday, August 31, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Workshops Provided By:


The International Rescue Committee (IRC) helps people affected by humanitarian crises—including the climate crisis—to survive, recover and rebuild their lives. Founded at the call of Albert Einstein in 1933, the IRC is now at work in over 40 crisis-affected countries as well as communities throughout Europe and the Americas.  We deliver lasting impact by providing health care, helping children learn, and empowering individuals and communities to become self-reliant, always seeking to address the inequalities facing women and girls.


As the nation’s non-profit financial coach for over 50 years, we are dedicated to increasing the financial health of all consumers. We have helped millions of families achieve their financial goals through debt reduction, credit score improvement, budgeting, and homeownership.

HERA (Housing & Economic Rights Advocates)

HERA is a California statewide, not-for-profit legal service and advocacy organization dedicated to helping Californians — particularly those most vulnerable — build a safe, sound financial future, free of discrimination and economic abuses, in all aspects of household financial concerns. We provide free legal services, consumer workshops, training for professionals and community organizing support, create innovative solutions and engage in policy work locally, statewide and nationally.

Dr. Joi K Madison

Dr. Joi K. Madison, international clarity coach and speaker, has facilitated group workshops and supported individuals and couples spanning four continents. With a trauma-informed approach to emotional intelligence, cultivating self-awareness, considering cultural context, and amplifying client-centered narratives serve as the foundation for Dr. Joi’s work with enhancing and promoting the overall health and well-being of clients across several domains including private, non-profit, and community-based organizations. Such organizations include American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), SoLa Impact, Conill Advertising, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., WalkGood Productions, and more.

 Former owner of Los Angeles based functional fitness company, Eat.Sleep.Sweat., and collegiate All-American athlete, Dr. Joi’s methods highlight and value the importance of the mind-body connection. Her presentation and delivery style is informed by her background as an elite sports coach, mentor to nearly 100 young adults over the course of almost two decades, and experience as a middle school teacher.

 Dr. Joi is also the founder and lead content creator for HealU Academy, an internal platform reserved for graduates of her programs which provides self-guided online courses promoting socio-emotional wellness. In 2020, Dr. Joi further solidified her role as an educator becoming a graduate professor in the department of Marriage and Family Therapy at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology including courses such as Diversity in Family Therapy and Assessments in Marriage and Family Therapy.  

 From 2019-2022, in her role as Program Manager for Sisters Mentally Mobilized at the California Black Women’s Health Project, Dr. Joi was responsible for the design and implementation of curriculum related to increasing awareness, decreasing stigma, and promoting advocacy around issues impacting and impeding the mental health of Black women across the state of California. During this time, over 150 women in Los Angeles County, Oakland/Bay Area, Sacramento, and the Inland Empire functioned as certified Community Mental Health Advocates under her guidance. 

 Dr. Joi currently serves on the board of Color the Water, a non-profit organization intent on reclaiming the history of and representing diversity in surf culture through lessons, education, and media. She continues to seek opportunities to innovate and serve in an effort to contribute to a society which prioritizes the well-being of its citizens. Through curiosity, creativity, and community, she uses every medium at her disposal, from writing to movement to video production, to elaborate on ideas about how to define, assess, and prioritize wellness, for all. 

EDUCATION: California State University Northridge, BSc Kinesiology/Exercise Science, 2006; The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP), MA Clinical Psychology, 2019; TCSPP, PsyD, Marriage and Family Therapy, 2021.