Where You Are
Unalone • Uninvisible • Unjudged • Unstuck
Online Care Groups utilize zoom.us audio/video platform with 1.2 AES 256-bit encryption • attend via desktop or mobile.
CareGroup Meetings are FREE...Donations Only
Website provided by ProWebBusiness.com
OCG is a Not-For-Profit Service
The Online Care Groups, OCG, website was developed in response to the need in our society for connection, collaboration, information, learning, & support in an accessible, relaxed, and affordable venue.
“Members of a cohesive group feel warmth and comfort in the group and a sense of belongingness; they value the group and feel in turn that they are valued, accepted, and supported by other members.”
STEPS TO CREATE an "OCG EVENT"
YOU Schedule an Event: Date/Time/Topic
OCG Approves & Schedules the Zoom Meeting
OCG Sends YOU the Zoom Invitation
YOU Share the Invitation via Email/Social Media
Join by following the Zoom Invitation
• 3 Members Minimum • 8 Maximum
• The OCG Facilitator starts/moderates YOUR event, free
* Events are scheduled for 1 hour
Group Topic Options
Faith in God
Approved topic of your choice
PURPOSE & SCOPE
The Online Care Groups, OCG, website was developed in response to the need in our society for connection, collaboration, information, learning, and support in an accessible, relaxed, and affordable venue. OCG's digital platform allows a modern forum for adult interaction with a relevant menu of on-line remotely attended GROUP Events. All sessions are confidential and secure over SSL using 1.2 AES 256-bit encryption. OCG groups follows the "Self Help" genre of support.
Self-help groups, also known as mutual help, mutual aid, or support groups, are groups of people who provide mutual support for each other. In a self-help group, the members share a common problem, often a common disease or addiction. Their mutual goal is to help each other to deal with, if possible to heal or to recover from, this problem.
At this time OCG groups will be coordinated by a para-professional group facilitator, not a professional counselor or therapist, but someone who has struggled and dealt with a similar problem and feels a great concern for those with similar burdens while possessing an unselfish desire to help others through the process...
Share, Listen, Care, Heal
SCHEDULE AN "EVENT"
The instillation of hope. Since group venues often include attendees at different stages in their journies, some of the newer ones can find encouragement from seeing the positive impacts on others session by session.
Universality. Just being part of a group of people who understand what you are going through and have experienced similar problems will help clients see that they are not alone, and that suffering is universal.
Interpersonal learning. Interacting with other group members and receiving feedback can help a client learn more about themselves.
Group cohesiveness. Group therapy sessions can facilitate a shared sense of belonging and acceptance of one another.
Catharsis. This principle is based on the healing powers of sharing with others; talking through your feelings and experiences in a group can help relieve or repair pain, guilt, shame, and/or doubt.
for OCG Events
Recommended Hardware to Use Zoom:
Zoom Minimum Computer Requirements
Joining an Event
Go to your Zoom Meeting Email (or Text if your invitee is using a mobile device to join) you received and click on the link. Some meetings you may prompted to enter the Meeting ID & Password.
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android
First time uses you will be prompted to DOWNLOAD & RUN ZOOM ~ a small app. Or, join using your browser.
Entering the Group
Upon entering the Session, your camera may be OFF...you may turn your camera on when you are ready--lower left corner of your screen. The mute button is next to the Video button.
Use your headphone/microphone please. Join and wait for instructions from your Facilitator. Get familiar with how to control your camera and audio CLICK HERE.
1. All discussion is confidential
2. Share with awareness of time (avoid too much detail -- about 1 minute per comment as a guide)
3. No socializing (not a forum for dating or communication outside the OCG website)
4. Be on time as a courtesy to other members
5. Attempt to use headphone/microphone to avoid distracting noises OR mute yourself when not talking
6. Absolutely no gossip--do not divulge other names or places or dates in your sharing
7. Zero tolerance for disrespect, inappropriate, profane, or sexually explicit verbiage
(attendee will be muted by the Facilitator for that session until a 1:1 conversation with the Director)
8. Allow the Facilitator to run the group in the best interests of all; please accept his/her guidance
QUICK CONTACT FORM
The Online Care Groups project is a not-for-profit, (free to the participants) initiative...currently sponsored by ProWebBusiness.com.
Thank you, sincerely & may God bless you as you reach out to a lost and hurting world.
HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT
Unless otherwise annotated, each Event will be facilitated by a para-professional (internal OCG training only) NOT a licensed counselor/therapist. By entering OnlineCareGroups.com and participating, each attendee agrees to hold harmless, defend and indemnify ProWebBusiness.com and any Facilitator from and against any and all claims, demands, liability, damages or causes of action, losses, costs or expenses, arising out of or related to (i) attendee's participation in the events or (ii) any subsequent actions or consequences. ProWebBusiness and each Facilitator will use REASONABLY PRUDENT responses to problems, issues, and/or actions to efficiently manage the OCG events; ALL problems which are not resolved via email communication (to keep a record of each communique) may be addressed by ProWebBusiness in an arbitration setting using a separate recorded zoom.us meeting with each party having present a neutral observer. NOTE: ProWebBusiness and each Facilitator will not be immune from illegal, immoral, or gross negligence. If any Attendee sees room for improvement or identifies a problem, please contact ProWebBusiness.com in a timely manner.