Having a plan and being organized are the key components of any successful support group. This section of the web site will help you plan and organize your military support group.
I would like to thank Marine Mom Pat, from Columbia, MO for putting together this information for us. She started a very successful support group in my hometown and was a presenter on this topic at the Marine Parents United Conference in Indianapolis in July, 2004.
- Getting Started
This the page you are on now.
- Questions to Ask Yourself
Do you have the resources, energy, and time to organize and facilitate support group meetings? Here are some questions to ask yourself.
- Before You Begin
Where will you meet? What will your meetings be like? These questions will help guide you in determining the logistics of your military support group.
- Meeting Suggestions
Ideas for speakers, topics, and things to do at your meetings.
- Handouts & Forms
Sample mission statements, rules, and forms that have been used for other support groups.