Canyon Ridge
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. Individuals and leaders should validate and verify suitability of each resource before using or recommending.

Get Started!  Build your Self-Reliance Plan

Build Your Self-Reliance Plan

Individuals or families may use the Self-Reliance Plan form on their own or with the assistance of a mentor. The form helps assess needs, income, and expenses, identify available resources, identify service opportunities, and develop specific objectives to becoming more self-reliant.

Download the Self-Reliance Plan form
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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Resources

Welfare and Self-Reliance Tool Kit

This booklet gives a short overview of Church products and services for Church members and leaders. Local leaders can use this guide to choose the tools and services that will be most helpful in caring for those in need in their area. More in-depth information on each tool can be found using the links at the end of each topic. As a reminder, Church products and services are not the only resources in the Lord’s storehouse that leaders could use. 

 See the booklet here

Self-Reliance Initiative

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.”  Join a group sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in your area.  See upcoming groups.

Find online manuals, materials, videos and trainings for the Self-Reliance Initiative.

Join a Stake Sponsored Group

Local Services and Resources

Resources Directory

Many church and community organizations provide wonderful resources and services to meet the needs of individuals and families on their path to greater self-reliance. Click on the resource directory link below to begin to discover the available resources. Council with your mentor, minister or other church leader about how to potentially use these resources to find help and learn to become more fully self-reliant.

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Stake-Sponsored Self-Reliance Groups

The Canyon Ridge Stake 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. Register for an upcoming group and the next kickoff devotional.

Forming NOW!
2020

Find A Better Job

All are invited to attend. Come and join a group about finding a better job. Whether you are unemployed or just wanting to find a better opportunity, the group will cover principles of searching for opportunities, networking, creating personal power statements, resumes and job search techniques. Groups are formed and meet for 12 weeks to learn, discuss and complete objectives.

Click here for additional local resources for this course.
Fall
2020

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.
Fall
2020

Starting And Growing My Business

All are invited to attend. Come and join a group about starting and growing your business including principles of business growth, building a customer base, managing cash flow and capital, marketing and more. Groups are formed and meet for 12 weeks to learn, discuss and complete objectives.

Click here for additional local resources for this course.
Fall
2020

Education For Better Work

All are invited to attend. Come and join a group about education for better work. Course explores career paths, researches chosen opportunities, training requirements and schooling options. Groups are formed and meet for 12 weeks to learn, discuss and complete objectives.

Click here for additional local resources for this course.
Fall
2020

Life Skills

All are invited to attend. Life Skills for Self-Reliance contains foundational content from three self-reliance manuals (Personal Finances, Find a Better Job, and Education for Better Work). This group helps participants research careers and education opportunities, find and obtain employment, and learn how to manage money.  Groups are formed and meet for 12 weeks to learn, discuss and complete objectives.

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Employment Resource Center

Support services and resources are offered at the Employment Resource Center. All are welcome to access the services available at the center.

EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES

Find the help you need to get your job search on the right track by visiting your local Employment Resource Center. 

• Career information and counseling
• Career workshops
• Guidance on resumes and power statements
• Practice interview skills
• Learn to network

EDUCATION RESOURCES

Often the path to better employment requires more education.  Explore your education opportunities today.

• Education information and counseling
• Scholarship workshops
• Search for scholarship opportunities
• Application assistance
• Training for groups

Online Job Search Skills Workshop

Join A Workshop

 Four key elements of a job search include writing résumés, finding job leads, networking, and preparing for interviews. You can get training on each of these topics by joining one of the workshops. Most sessions last one hour, and all are run by an employment professional. 

 • Job search ideas 

• Resume development and editing 

• Interview skills practice 

• Career consultation 

• Job search assistance 

• Career counseling 

• Networking ideas

Virtual Ask An Expert

Ask An Expert

 In the Ask an Expert sessions, you can participate in an open forum facilitated by one of our employment professionals. You can come with a question about your own job search, or just listen and get an idea of what other job seekers are experiencing. 

 • Job search ideas 

• Resume development and editing 

• Interview skills practice 

• Career consultation 

• Job search assistance 

• Career counseling 

• Networking ideas

Virtual Accelerated Job Search Groups

Join A Group

 The Accelerated Job Search (AJS) program offers daily check-ins to receive support from other job seekers. It also offers opportunities to learn from employment experts, sharpen job search skills, and share job leads. Meetings are 60–90 minutes long. 

 • Learn how jumpstart your search with 15-10-2 

• Learn and practice new job search skills 

• Network with other individuals in the group 

• Meet daily to make goals and report on progress

 Visit site for latest times for Orientation Meetings and Group Meetings.

SpringVille

Provo

American Fork

Phone: (801) 756-6079
Address: 437 S 500 E, American Fork, UT 84003
Website: Click here
Email: wel-ec-amerfork@churchofjesuschrist.org
Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM M-Th
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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 Employment Resource Center for assistance.

Online assistance programs now available (via Zoom): 

Visit LDSjobs.org

English Connect  - Learn English

englishconnect (Learn English)

EnglishConnect brings together English language learners, instructors, volunteers, and Church leaders to create an English learning program for all of God‘s children. The program includes both face-to-face and online courses that also provide opportunities to learn more about the Church if learners choose to do so.

 Visit the EnglishConnect Webpage.

Volunteer Opportunities

Find opportunities to serve.

Use Your Talents to Help A Neighbor

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 Stake Self-Reliance Committee, your Church leaders or community organization and let them know you are ready to use your talents to serve.

Find Opportunities In The Community with JustServe

JustServe.org is a website where the volunteer needs of organizations may be posted and volunteers may search for places to serve in the community, providing opportunities to help those in need and enhance the quality of life in the community.

Visit JustServe.org