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Free Workshop: How to Start an Effective Self-Help Support Group


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 of mutual aid support group, and is open to both lay and professional persons.

When:              Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 6 PM – 8:30 PM

Where:             Metuchen Library, 480 Middlesex Ave., Metuchen


For more information or to register, call Barbara White, New Jersey Self-Help Group Clearinghouse at 1-800-367-6274 or 973-571-4100 ext. 159. Or send an email to:  If you leave a message be sure to include your phone number!






NJ Self-Help Group Clearinghouse To Offer Free Workshops

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 Self-Help Group” will be open to those who are, or will be, facilitating any type of self-help group.

Visit our website in January 2017 for the upcoming  workshop schedule.

Presentations on Support Groups

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 about adding support groups to your list of referrals or program elements but would like additional information?

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, consider having a NJ Self-Help Group Clearinghouse staff member  come to your location to give a presentation on the availability and benefits of self-help support groups. For information, contact the Clearinghouse.