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 financial 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!

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Visit our Wellness Resources page for additional links to aid you on your wellness journey.


Preparing Financially for a Strike

RSVP – Tuesday, May 30th, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
In this workshop you will learn from a certified financial coach strategies for becoming financially secure during a strike. Including how to create a strike budget that lasts you at least two weeks, and how to open the most appropriate savings account for your needs.

You will also be able to sign up for additional one-on-one financial coaching as we fight to win a strong contract in 2023.

Self Care For Busy Leaders

RSVP – Tuesday, May 30th, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
In the seasons when it seems you have the least time for self-care, that’s when you need it the most. While bargaining and preparing for strike, in addition to our efforts towards the on-going mission, it’s time to refresh your self-care tool kit with practices that are relevant for right now.

Join Dr. Joi K Madison for a virtual wellness session on Self-Care for Busy Leaders where she’ll share practical tips for infusing ease and joy into your days.


What’s a Living Trust? A Will? Do I Need One?

RSVP – Monday, June 12th, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Planning for your financial future can feel overwhelming. But with a little bit of effort, you can set yourself up for financial success for years to come. Experts from the IRC will go over seven “baby steps” you can take toward financial freedom. You’ll learn about budgeting rules, strategies for saving and investing, and even how to protect yourself from scams and fraud.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn how to secure your financial future!

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.