EAP SASH and Substance Abuse

Sexual Abuse and Sexual Harassment Prevention Best Practices, Policy and Procedure

Every Mariner Builds A Respectful Culture, also known as EMBARC, is a comprehensive program aimed at eliminating and treating Sexual Abuse and Sexual Harassment at sea. 

Here is a short summary of SASH best practices.

Resources for mariners are available at the website of the Maritime Administration, MarAd, the Ship Operations Cooperative Project, or under the Delegate's Resources tab of this website. 


A new Vendor for the SUP Welfare Plan's "Employee Assistance Provider" services (EAP) was contracted by the Trustees of the SUP Welfare Plan to begin on December 1, 2021. The same provider will initiate new Supplementatl Substance Abuse Services on January 1, 2022. The benefit was previously administered by Human Behavior Associates and will now be managed by Uprise Health, Inc. The EAP benefits are avialble to all employees and their families at no cost. Uprise offers a confidential advice and support program. 

Services include:

Confidential Counseling: up to 3 face-to-face, video or telephonic counseling sessions for relationship and family issues, stress, anxiety, and other common challenges. 

Online Peer Support Groups: Online support groups for addiction recovery, anxiety, depression, frontline workers, grief and loss, parenting and more.

24 hour Crisis Help: toll-free access for you or a family member experiencing a crisis. 

To contact Uprise health call 866-949-3667.

There is also a digitally enabled platform available at Uprise Health that includes a lot of detailed information and additional benefits. Or you can download the Uprise Health app at Google Play or the Apple App Store.  

Active members who are enrolled in medical coverage through the Plan or another group health plan have additional access to a Supplemental Substance Abuse Benefit.

For the full brochure of benefits provided by Uprise click here.