Orem North

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.

Stake-Sponsored Self-Reliance Groups

The Orem Utah North 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.

Emotional Resilience

Sunday afternoons at 2:30 PM. Facilitators are Joh Cox, 801-735-5674 and Kimberly Palfreyman-Cox at 801-403-4791 All are invited to attend. Come and join a group about increasing your resilience, building health thinking patterns, managing stress and anxiety, building healthy relationship and so much more. Groups are formed and meet for 10 weeks to learn, discuss and complete objectives.

Manual and Videos

English Connect

Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM.  Facilitators include Marco Catalano, 801-473-9087, Austin Watts, 385-335-3735, and Kimberly Watts, 916-742-2197. EnglishConnect 1 and 2 are course for learning English through both classroom and online study. Groups are led by a teacher and participants meet once a week for 25 weeks. EnglishConnect 1 is the introductory level course. EnglishConnect 2 is for those who are ready to learn more work related language skills. The Stake is currently collecting names of those who might be interested.

Course Materials

Learner Resources

Life Skills

Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM.  Facilitator is Jennifer Roura, 801-427-6345.  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.

Manual and Videos

Participant Testimonials

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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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): 

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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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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.

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.

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