The New Jersey Self-Help Group Clearinghouse could use a few good volunteers. Some of the duties would include: calling groups in the database to update their information; and looking for new groups to add to our database. Both of these positions can be done from any location. We also occasionally need people to make copies and collate handouts and put into folders. This volunteer would need to work out of our headquarters in Springfield (Union County). For additional information contact Barbara White at 1-800-367-6274 ext. 159 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
As you probably know, the NJ Self-Help Group Clearinghouse helps people free of charge to start new groups. Below is a list of topics for which we are helping others to start groups around. If you would like to help any of these groups to start (it’s always easier with more than one person!), call Barbara White at 1800-367-6274 or send an email to: email@example.com Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease (Cape May County) Childless Women (Monmouth County) Emotional Freedom (Ocean County) Emotions Anonymous (Morris County) Faith-based Families of Persons with Mental Illness (Union County) Parents of Children with READ MORE
Have you ever attended a support group where members just sat around swapping horror stories about how terrible their lives had become? Have group participants ever ”dumped” their problem onto the group, only to have additional group members unload even more complaints onto the group instead of offering ideas or solutions? Does there seem to be no good balance of people talking about their problems and others relating their own experiences in having dealt with similar problems or in offering solutions? Have participants ever left your meeting feeling worse than they did when they arrived? If so, your group has READ MORE
Does your agency, house of worship, service organization, business or group come in contact with persons struggling with emotional or physical challenges and who might benefit from attending a free, self-help support group? Have you heard about support groups but aren’t quite sure what they are or how they work? Has your agency ever thought READ MORE
The NJ Self-Help Group Clearinghouse will periodically be offering free workshops on starting and running self-help support groups statewide. The workshops on “How to Start an Effective Self-Help Group” will be open to agency staff, clergy, or any community member interested in learning how to start any type of self-help group. The workshop “How to Facilitate Your READ MORE
This workshop will cover the nuts & bolts of starting an effective self-help support group. It will include topics such as: creating a mission statement, developing formats and ground rules, finding a meeting location, publicizing the group, and keeping group members. The workshop is open to anyone who is interested in starting any type READ MORE
Groups and agencies who make referrals to support groups are encouraged to post this linkable icon on their websites. Simply copy and paste the code (shown on the bottom) on your HTML page to insert the logo and link. Thank you.
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