New Jersey Self-Help Group Clearinghouse Update

Distance NOT Disconnect!! In this time of social distancing, something crucial is missing from a lot of our lives: the chance to quietly exist around people at work or join in our usual support groups.

Embrace video chatting and talking on the phone. Now is the time for a phone call and video-chat renaissance! Texting is great too, but when we’re trying to make up for the sudden drop in human-to-human contact, hearing your friends’ voices and seeing their faces is important ­– be sure you talk about things other than coronavirus panic!

That brings us to ZOOM!! Zoom is a great software program that anyone can download to their computer or phone and connect with others FACE-TO-FACE (AND ITS FREE) which is a perfect to have a meeting with your group live as well as staying safe and “socially distant”.

Interested?? Here’s the link:

Category Archives: Events and Training

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 Carolyn Davis, Coordinator at or 609-652-3800 ex. 304.

NJ Self-Help Group Clearinghouse To Offer Free Workshops

The NJ Self-Help Group Clearinghouse offers 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.

If you have any questions or need additional information, contact Carolyn Davis, NJSHCH Coordinator at or 609-652-3800 ext. 304.