circle of support


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circle of support

Any group of people who meet regularly to help an individual accomplish objectives in life, acting as a “community” for that person who, for whatever reasons, can’t achieve those objectives on his/her own or is incapable of asking others for help.
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24, Marilena and the couple's friends and family formed a close-knit circle of support around him.
As she describes, this team or circle of support, led by the client, meets regularly to help develop and oversee a vision for the client's future.
Despite its policy of arrogance, which is proving to be a failure day after day and which holds that the regime is able to control the situation on the ground, the progress by rebels on the ground that has allowed them to kill top four top security officials, and the continuing defections in the army despite the regime's iron fist policy, expose the regime's narrow circle of support even more.
We need to wrap learners around with a circle of support to ensure they get over those tough early times," said Atleo.
I hope that you will go home lighter knowing that the circle of support is large and growing," she said.
She was fantastic - and of course when my marriage broke up my girlfriends rallied round like a circle of support for me.
In particular, they believe Heim's circle of support during his time on the run was wider than was previously thought and that he received money via wire transfers from Switzerland and the United States and letters and cash from messengers.
And in "Providing a 'Full Circle of Support,'" contributing editor Mary Annette Pember reports on the American Indian Science and Engineering Society's efforts over the past 30 years to encourage Native students to pursue STEM disciplines.
A Circle of Support (Figure 2) is a strategic plan focusing on customer service and satisfaction, which provides resources necessary for expeditious pre-award processes.
The Circle of Support was established to support specific LSGMI projects, and Payne acknowledged lead gifts from The William J.
A well-prepared plan includes input from the consumer, staff, family members, and everyone else who is part of the consumer's circle of support.