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are some useful ideas for starting your own F.A.C.T.
The first thing you need to do is find people who are interested in
meetings. You could do this by completing the
flyer with information about your desire to hear from
those interested in attending F.A.C.T.,
and posting these flyers in
hospitals, counseling centers, foster-care agencies, libraries,
supermarkets, community centers, schools, churches, other support
groups, and your local self-help clearinghouse. It's also good to
advertise by word of mouth.
Once you have a few people interested, you could begin meeting in
someone's home. As membership increases, the members may decide to hold
meetings in a more public location. Consider contacting your local
churches, community centers, counseling centers, hospitals, college
campuses, and foster-care agencies.
After the meeting location has been determined, you can use the
flyer by completing with information about your
agreed upon meeting time, location, and contact numbers, then post
these flyers in the various places previously mentioned.
Another good way to advertise is with free public broadcasting, which
is available through many local television channels, cable companies,
and radio stations. Just contact them to find out the exact procedure
required. You can also advertise by completing the provided F.A.C.T.
press release with your meeting information and sending copies to your
You're on your way! Please inform us of any new meetings that have been
formed so we can post them in the "Scheduled Meetings" section.