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Self-Reliance
Resource Center

This is not an official site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Content is intended to share local resources and information with the community for use in helping individuals and families with self-reliance efforts.
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Self-reliance is the “ability, commitment, and effort to provide the spiritual and temporal necessities of life for self and family. As members become self-reliant, they are also better able to serve and care for others.”

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Stake-Sponsored Self-Reliance Groups

The <STAKE NAME> of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints now offers Self-Reliance groups. Groups are offered at various times throughout the year. Course curriculum is studied in a facilitated group setting once a week for 12-week cycles. See the upcoming event schedule for the next kickoff devotional or other related events.

Events

Upcoming self-reliance related events.

Jan 14
7:00 PM

Self-Reliance Initiative Devotional

Stake Center at 7:00 PM. All are invited to attend. Come and learn about the 4 areas of self-reliance to choose from including personal finance, business, education and employment. Groups are formed and meet for 12 weeks to learn, discuss and complete objectives.
Nov 1
7:00 PM

English Connect 1

Stake Center at 7:00 PM in the Primary Room. EnglishConnect 1 is the first course for novice learners who are learning English through both classroom and online study. This manual will help guide them as they learn and practice new conversational skills.

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Local Services and Resources

Many organizations in our community provide wonderful resources and services to meet the needs of individuals and families. Click on the resource directory link below to begin to discover the available resources.

Contact your COMMUNIty for HELP WITH SELF-RELIANCE

Your fellow neighbors stand ready to assist you. Click on the link to submit a request for assistance or volunteer. Please let us know what you can offer others as well. Together we can achieve greater self-reliance.

Assistance

STANDING READY TO ASSIST.

The American Fork Self-Reliance Resource Center is staffed by Church Service Missionaries ready to assist in four core areas of Self-Reliance including employment, education, business and personal finance.

Phone: (801) 756-6079
Address: 437 S 500 E, American Fork, UT 84003
Email: wel-ec-amerfork@ldschurch.org
Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM M-Th
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American Fork Self-Reliance Resource Center

Support services and resources are offered at the American Fork Self-Reliance Resource Center. All are welcome to access the services available at the center.

Employment

CENTER SERVICES
• Job search assistance
• Career counseling
• Career workshops
• Resumes and power statements
• Interview skills
• Learn to network

QUICK RESOURCES
6 Steps to Starting Your Job Search
7 Myths About Careers
Local Employment Resources
Unemployment Assistance
LDS Church Employment Specialist Training

Education

CENTER SERVICES
• Education counseling
• Scholarship workshops
• Search for scholarships
• Application assistance
• Training for groups

QUICK RESOURCES
What is the Best Education Path?
Choosing a Major
LDS Church Education System
Utah Higher Education System
Utah Technical Colleges
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Analyze Your Career Track

SMall Business

CENTER SERVICES
• Small business resources
• Small business counseling
• Networking resources
• Select business articles

QUICK RESOURCES
20 Right and Wrong Reasons to Start Your Own Business

Utah Business Assistance
Utah Financing Resources
Utah County Small Business Development Center - Orem
Small Business Administration Online Tools and Resources

Personal Finance

CENTER SERVICES
• Personal finance resources
• Family or individual counseling
• Budgeting assistance
• Financial planning assistance

QUICK RESOURCES
5 Steps to Financial Well-Being
• Start Your Budget (companion to the Self-Reliance Personal Finance group)
- Google Spreadsheet Template
- Microsoft Excel Temaplate
Busting Your Debt
15 Financial Calculators
Principles of Good Family Finance

Searching for a job?

Assistance with your job search can begin by building your profile on LDSJobs.org and connecting with the local leaders and the Self-Reliance Resource Center for assistance.

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“And it is my purpose to provide for my saints, for all things are mine. But it must needs be done in mine own way . . . For the earth is full, and there is enough and to spare; yea, I prepared all things.” D&C 104: 15-17

The American Fork Self-Reliance Resource Center is designed to assist leaders, individuals and families with self-reliance services and resources. Please contact us for assistance. We will respond to your message as soon as possible.

Address

437 S 500 E, American Fork, UT

Hours

9:00 AM-5:00 PM, M-Th

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Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women General President taught, "some of the most significant needs we can meet are within our own families, among our friends, in our wards, and in our communities...Heavenly Father may have placed those who need us closest to us, knowing that we are best suited to meet their needs." Contact your local Self-Reliance Committee and share your skills to help others achieve greater self-reliance.

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