Local Services and Resources
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.
Go to Resource Directory
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
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.
Visit the Self-Reliance Services Facebook page.
Ward-Sponsored Self-Reliance Groups
The Pleasant Grove Grove Creek Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints now offers Self-Reliance groups per ward.
Group types include Personal Finances, Find a Better Job, Starting and Growing My Business, Education For Better Work, Life Skills (for older youth and YSA's), and English Connect (English literacy). See below for course descriptions.
Groups are offered at various times throughout the year. Course curriculum is studied in a facilitated small group setting once a week during 12-week cycles. Talk with a member of your Relief Society or Elders Quorum presidency to sign up for a group.
Life changing experience. My education and career are on a clear and focused path. I know what I'm doing.
Best 12 weeks my wife and I have spent together. Everything is different. We now know the Lord cares about both our spiritual and temporal lives.
I have made some significant changes in the way I do business. I now know how to include the Lord in my daily work and qualify for His blessings and guidance.
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.