|Osaka Self-Help Support Center, c/o Osaka
1-5-27, Doshin, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi Osaka
Phone: +81-6-6352-0430 (Japanese)
WHAT IS OSAKA SELF-HELP SUPPORT CENTER?
Osaka Self-Help Support Center originated
from a working group formed by self-helpers,
volunteers, and researchers in 1985. The
working group engaged in researches on self-help
groups and held workshops. OSHSC was established
formally in 1993 with the aim of spreading
the value of self-help groups, helping people
to join in self-help groups, and supporting
Osaka Self-Help Support Center is run on
the basis of citizenship and shares the philosophy
of grass-roots movement with other voluntary
actions. One of the most important funding
sources of OSHSC is the membership benefits
from the members and the associate members.
OSAKA SELF-HELP SUPPORT CENTER OFFERS...
- INFORMATION & REFERRAL SERVICE
Several hundreds of self-help groups are
active in Osaka Prefecture Area. OSHSC gathers
and provides information on self-help groups
for people who would like to join or are
interested in self-help groups, including
PHONE: 06-6352-0430 (14:00-18:00; Just
Saturdays, Japanese Only)
- OSHSC keeps confidentiality.
- OSHSC doesn't provide a psychotherapeutic
- SUPPORT FOR STARTING A SELF-HELP GROUP
If you would like to start a new self-help
group, OSHSC can help you to find potential
members and assist you in starting a group.
If a caller cannot find a needed self-help
group through the information and referral
service, OSHSC can make a list of people
who have similar interests and provide an
opportunity to meet each other.
- WORKSHOPS & SELF-HELP FAIRS
OSHSC holds events like workshops and self-help
fairs. You can get information and knowledge
on self-help groups at the events.
You can purchase some publications by OSHSC
including the reports on the workshops.
1998, OSHSC compiled Self-Help Groups, which consisted of the stories by self-helpers.
OSHSC is also engaged in translating a book
on self-help groups from English into Japanese.
(Since Jan 16th, 1999)