Grieving mothers find strength from family, friends and DLA Employee Assistance Program
Gail Gillus, a supervisory program analyst within Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Command Support Directorate’s Resource Management Division in Richmond, Virginia, is all smiles as she shared a tender moment with her son Darius back in 2018. Darius, a tall, athletic man, with All-American good looks, was killed in a car crash Oct. 1, 2021, when the car he was driving ran off Interstate 64 in New Kent County, Virginia. DLA’s Employee Assistance Program provides referrals for grief counseling and support groups to employees like Gillus and their families. EAP also provides legal services and assistance with certain aspects of funeral planning.