|Connecticut Self-Help Network|
The Connecticut Self-Help Network was organized in 1981 as a volunteer collaboration among mental health/health service providers and self-helpers. The primary goal of the Network is to promote and coordinate self-help activities across the State. Present funding includes a grant from the Department of Social Services, contributions from the private sector, directory sales, and fees from membership and service. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent provided by law.
What is Self-Help?
A self-help group is a group of people with common concerns who have come together to help themselves and each other by sharing information, experiences, and personal solutions. Such groups help participants feel less isolated by providing social support. Group members know that others will understand since they have also experienced or are currently experiencing the same concerns. Self-help groups may also have other purposes such as advocating for increased social services and for changes in the law, or for addressing larger social issues.
What distinguishes self-help from professional assistance? In self-help groups, leadership and decision-making come from the members. Experiential knowledge is highly valued. Most groups do not charge fees though there may be membership dues or shared costs for space rental, refreshments, etc. Professionals may be helpful to groups in their beginning stages and may provide consultation and resources at other times in the group's development.
The Self-Help Directory 2007-2009
|Families||Health||Men's Concerns||Mental Health|
|Sexuality||Teen Issues||Unemployment||Veteran's Issues|
Connecticut Self-Help Network Membership -Circle of Friends
"Brighten your future with the power of self-help."
Please use the Self-Help Directory Order Form to purchase a membership or to make a donation to the Network:
- SUPPORTING MEMBER = $32 includes the Directory & Network Membership
- MEMBER ORGANIZATION = $80 includes 3 Directories & Network Membership
Your donation will help the Network to continue to grow and support others. All donors will be listed in the next Directory.
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