Thank you for your interest in becoming a Straight Spouse Network contact or group facilitator, and for your desire to support other straight spouses in their journey. It is vitally important that they know they aren't alone, and the Straight Spouse Network accomplishes that with the help of many dedicated and giving people like you! There are contacts and face to face groups all over the United States, and in several other countries as well, providing support to countless straight spouses as they navigate their way through what for many is a devastating experience.
All group facilitators and contacts support the SSN mission of reaching out, healing, and building bridges. Every straight spouse that contacts SSN looking for support deserves to have their way of dealing with their own situation respected. It's important that contacts and group facilitators be far enough along in their own journey that listening to other's pain and perhaps very different ways of dealing with their situation doesn't cause the contact or group facilitator a great deal of emotional distress. Therefore, we ask that you be at least two years into your journey before you support others in this way. For a full listing of the criteria we use to evaluate potential leaders and contacts please see the bottom of this page.
You will be asked to fill out a form giving us an idea of your strengths, and giving us some basic information. There is a link to this form at the bottom of this letter. We will then phone you to confirm interest, explain the process a bit further, and answer any questions. When this is done, your application will be forwarded to the SSN Executive Director for final approval, and when given, you will be added to our database and referrals from your area will be made to you. You will have all the support and helpful information you need available to you once you are approved. You will also be able to communicate with other contacts or leaders.
Thank you again for your interest, and we look forward to hearing from you!