Resilience Circles

Small Groups For Tough Times

Resilience Circles are small groups where people come together to increase their personal security through learning, mutual aid, social action, and community support.  Circles also go by other names such as Common Security Clubs.

The Resilience Circle Network (also called the Common Security Circle Network) is a pilot project of the Institute for Policy Studies Program on Inequality and the Common Good ( On the Commons ( has also provided resources to develop the curriculum.

We view our role as primarily helping organizers and facilitators who wish to start and sustain circles.  We are not trying to build a new organization or sell anything. For more information, contact

Explore a few of the tools we provide to help you find or start a circle, including facilitator trainings, webinars, the free 7-session Facilitators Guide, and more.