Finding members for your new group is crucial to getting your group off the ground. But getting the word out about your group is also a continuous activity. When spreading the word about your group, keep in mind how and where potential members might go and what type of publicity might work best. Here are some suggestions that might help increase the knowledge about your group. Contact Helplines – Make sure that every local community helpline or hotline knows about your group. These helplines receive calls from people in need and the helplines appreciates having resources such as yours to READ MORE
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
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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