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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. Go to the two websites listed 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.

- Utah Valley Interfaith

- 211 Utah

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):

Build Your Self-Reliance Plan

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 below. 

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

Stake-Sponsored Self-Reliance Groups

The Orem Lakeview 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.  For more information contact Lawrence Benson at (801) 230-0124 or by email or Becky Benson at (801) 368-1731 or by email.


All are invited to attend.  Come and join a group to learn about personal finance, budgeting, protecting your family and investing in the future.  Participants will create a financial plan and follow a budget.  Spouses are encouraged to attend together.  Groups are formed and meet for 12 weeks to learn, discuss and complete objectives.

Manual and Videos

Feb 15



For those who need additional education or training to get a job or a better job.  Group members will research, create, and present career and education plans.  They will also spend time each week practicing skills that will help them be more effective learners.  Groups are formed to meet for 12 weeks to learn, discuss, and complete objectives.

Manual and Videos

FEB 15



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.

Manuals and Videos

FEB 13



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.

Manual and Videos

Not offered this session


All are invited to attend. Come and join a group in which you will learn spiritual and practical skills to better care for your body, mind, emotions, and relationships.  As you attend this course, work with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ to know how to apply what you learn to your life and the lives of those you love.  Groups are formed and meet for 10 weeks to learn, discuss and complete objectives.

Manual and Videos

Feb 18 & 20



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 are interested.

El curso de “English Connect 1 “ es para las personas que no hablan  Inglés y quieren aprenderlo. Hay una clase que se reúne por una hora cada semana.  Esta clase es el principio de otras clases más avanzadas si quieren continuar sus estudios de la idioma de inglés.  La clase que sigue es “English Connect 2” la cual también está ofrecida.

Manual and Videos

Learner Resources



Participant Testimonials

“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.”


Starting and Growing My Business


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Personal Finance

Volunteer Opportunities

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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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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.



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

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




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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.

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