Youngstown, OH

Posted March 10, 2012 in Profile

The Youngstown Resilience Circle began meeting in the fall of 2011 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown, OH. All are welcome!

To get involved, contact: Maria Barefoot (, Wendy Pfrenger (, or Audra Carlson (

“Our group uses shared leadership and each week we had a new facilitator.  For our first 7 meetings we did use the curriculum and adapted it to meet our needs.  Since we are a talkative bunch, we only used some of the activities and readings to make our meetings a little shorter.  During the summer of 2012 we will work on some yard/home projects as a group to help members that would have a hard time completing these things on their own.  We’ve also discussed a number of other projects that we may take up in the future.”
– Maria Barefoot, Resilience Circle Member

“My opinion of the Resilience Circle is that it is a great way to get people back in touch with their “village”.  For those of us with no or little family, it is like having a family.”
– Patricia March, Resilience Circle Member

“Building our circle has been a great experience so far. I feel as though I have learned so much about myself and our members. One tip we found helpful was to involve lots of potlucks! I am hoping that by the end of this summer we will have a plethora of new ideas to share.”
– Audra Carlson, Resilience Circle Member