A diagnosis of breast cancer brings fear, confusion and worry to both the patient and their families. Each year thousands of women (and men, too) hear the dreaded words, “Sorry, you have breast cancer.” At that moment they often feel scared and alone. Thankfully, there is hope, comfort and understanding available in a support group for breast cancer patients. These groups are available statewide and offer understanding and support in a wide variety of groups. Some groups are available specifically for the younger women, while others may be open to women whose cancer has metasticized. Regardless of the focus, all of READ MORE
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
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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