Don't try to homeschool alone. Just as God told us to fellowship with one another to strengthen our faith, we should fellowship with other like-minded homeschoolers to sustain our commitment to our children's education. Other homeschoolers can be a great source of information, encouragement and help as you begin homeschooling.
You can use the OCEANetwork system to find a support group in your area, but we encourage you first to look for other homeschoolers in your church. The church, being your source of spiritual encouragement, is also the best source of "moral support" for your family. If your church does not share your commitment to home education, there are other support groups and associations that provide help, social opportunities, and encouragement.
Part of getting started and getting connected to others will include attending workshops or conferences where other homeschool families meet and share. The OCEANetwork conference every August is a must for hundreds of homeschoolers who want to stay connected to like-minded homeschool families.
To be connected to state-wide issues and activities, become an OCEANetwork Supporting Family. You'll receive a monthly newsletter about home schooling in Oregon, and provide support to the state organization.
Join Home School Legal Defense Association. HSLDA provides legal help and assistance on homeschool matters to member families. Even if your family never needs their assistance, your membership dues helps to protect homeschool families around the nation.