The Weekends of Recovery (WOR) are conducted at locations throughout the United States. Venues are carefully selected with special attention to providing safe environments for positive healing experiences. Because of the high quality of facilities, the special environment setting, and the superior competency of staff – we have established a unique working relationship with each of the site locations.
The program offers a wide range of activities designed for safety and with attention for how to engage male survivors who may have a long history of isolation. Our events provide a blending of large and small group activities. Check What is WOR? for more information.
Days of Recovery are shortened versions of our longer weekend programs. We are currently offering two free DORs in Massachusetts this Spring.
MenHealing Weekends/Days of Recovery are open to any male, 18 or older, who has been sexually victimized as a child and/or assaulted or raped as an adult, or who has experiences any other form of sexual violation at any age..
We do not want cost to be a barrier for anyone to attend any of our retreats. 20 - 80% scholarship grants are available for both triple and double occupancy room selections at most Weekends of Recovery. Scholarships are considered in order of submission. Please apply NOW.
Information about each specific event and venue for 2020 is provided below
Days of Recovery May 16-17, 2020 - FREE Events for Massachusetts Residents
The Day of Recovery (DOR) provides a dynamic single-day healing experience. Registration is open to all males - age 18 or older in Massachusetts – who are survivors of sexual violence experienced in childhood and/or adulthood. We welcome cisgender males, queer and non-binary males, and our trans brothers living and identifying as male. FREE Days of Recovery—coming to the greater Boston metropolitan area on May 16th (Cambridge) and May 17th (Newton). Registration will open January 16th.
Whidbey Institute inhabits a classic Northwest Forest, located about one hour north of Seattle (approximately 2 hours from SEATAC airport). Whidbey Institute is carefully integrated into gardens and the forest ecosystem. The weekend incorporates mindfulness skills as a tool for managing difficult emotions such as anxiety. Gardens and a contemplative labyrinth provide a wonderful setting for expanded mindfulness and program activities. Careful attention is given to nutritious food, much of it grown on the premises. The chef enjoys educating participants about the food being served at each meal.
Registration for this event will open February 5th, 2020
The 2020 Advanced WOR will address the theme: “Embodying Love and Power in Relationships.” This Advanced WOR is open to anyone who has previously complete a Level 1 WOR. This “Intimacy and Relationship” Advanced WOR will focus on providing participants with the skills to balance and integrate being both loving and powerful in relationships.
Alta Lodge is
nestled in a quaint alpine setting at the top of Little Cottonwood
Canyon, outside Salt Lake City, UT. The Lodge is part of a rare
tradition of country inns where the attentiveness and warmth of family
hoteliers is combined with the pleasures of excellent dining and
comfortable surroundings. The atmosphere of the Alta Lodge is relaxed, intimate and informal. Registration for this event will open April 7th, 2020
Alta Lodge is nestled in a quaint alpine setting at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon, outside Salt Lake City, UT. The Lodge is part of a rare tradition of country inns where the attentiveness and warmth of family hoteliers is combined with the pleasures of excellent dining and comfortable surroundings. The atmosphere of the Alta Lodge is relaxed, intimate and informal. This will be our 26th visit to Alta Lodge, which tells you how much we love the facility. Registration for this event will open May 18, 2020.
Level 1 Weekend of Recovery, Hope Springs Institute; Peebles, OH October 16 - 18, 2020
Hope Springs is a 501(c)3 Not For Profit Retreat Center in Ohio’s Southern Appalachian foothills providing intentional space for mindful, creative, and healthy private group retreats. Hope Springs also sponsors profoundly transformative workshops on topics which include women’s issues, empowered leadership, and personal growth. We have been conducting Weekend of Recovery retreats at Hope Springs since 2007. Registration for this event will open June 16, 2020Advanced WOR Service Project/Hiking Alumni Weekend: Best Friends Animal Sanctuary; Kanab, UT November 5 - 8, 2020
This Advanced Alumni Event will provide an opportunity for male survivors who have previously completed a Level 1 WOR to give back in service of healing for precious animals who call the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary their home between homes. This novel weekend will be conducted at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary located near Kanab, Utah. "Save My Spot" registration for this event will open January 10th with full registration opening July 5th. We are limiting this to 15-18 participants, so please register for a "Save my Spot" right away.