WEEKEND OF RECOVERY

MenHealing is a 501c3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to providing healing resources for men age 18 and older who have experienced sexual trauma during childhood or as adults. MenHealing insures the sustainability of the Weekend of Recovery program.


Weekend of Recovery (WOR) retreats provide complementary support for any male – 18 or older – who is a survivor of sexual trauma as a child and/or as an adult. By engaging participants in creating an environment that supports safety needs for male-identified survivors, our program format seeks to acknowledge and honor the authentic diversities of attendees at each WOR (racial, ethnic, class, spirituality, sexuality, gender, etc.). Alumni of WOR retreats report the experience contributed to easing their suffering; to enabling higher functioning; to facilitating  healthier relationships with friends, partners, children; to inspiring activism; and to diminishing the cycle of victimization.

The program is maintained by an experienced team of highly trained trauma clinicians. Since 2001 thru 2018, the WOR Facilitator Team has conducted 72 WORs throughout the US and Canada.


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For men seeking help with trauma associated with sexual abuse, please visit our events page to learn about opportunities all across the country.

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After Neverland

“Leaving Neverland” is a controversial film that debuted at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. The 2-part, 4-hour movie focuses on the alleged sexual abuse of young boys by the late iconic musician, Michael Jackson.

Oprah Winfrey has interviewed the subjects of the documentary in a special called "After Neverland" The studio audience was comprised of 100 male survivors, many of whom were WOR Alumni. After Neverland also featured Anthony Edwards, a WOR Alumni & Vice Chair of 1in6.org, and Howard Fradkin, WOR Facilitator Emeritus.

The movie & special are on HBO On Demand. OWN also has the special online.


Testimonials

“An experience that allows you to open your heart to the possibility that the past will not define my future. The supportive nature of the weekend allows freedom to express fears without worrying about the stigma of being a male survivor.”
–Sequoia WOR


“The most powerful time I have spent overcoming my abuse and the best launchpad I have found for a shot at not just surviving but thriving.”
–Alta WOR

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