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  • 04 Sep 2019 9:26 AM | Master Web (Administrator)

    Evening of Hope in Seattle

    A reminder that MenHealing will be conducting another “Evening of Hope: Voices of Healing” event in Seattle THIS COMING WEEKEND:  4 p.m. on Saturday, September 7th. This event is free and open to the public. MenHealing is again collaborating with PeerSeattle for this outreach event.


    2019 Weekend of Recovery Events


    REGISTRATION CLOSES at the end of the day on September 6th for the  2019 Alta, UT. Level 1 WOR on September 20 - 22nd

    REGISTRATION REMAINS OPEN thru October 4th for the 2019 Hope Springs, OH. Level 1 WOR on October 18– 20th.

    For more information and to register  

    For a complete roster of WOR events scheduled thru October 2020, check here.


    We do not want cost to be a barrier for anyone to attend any of our retreats. 20 - 80% scholarship grants and underwriting discounts are available this year for both triple and double occupancy room selections at all Weekends of Recovery. ALL events have scholarships available; reducing tuition to as low as $160 for the entire weekend.

    Board Update

    We want to express our deep appreciation to Jaye Rieser and John Walker, both of whom have stepped down from the MenHealing Board, effective at the end of the recent Board Retreat (August 11th). Since 2018, they each have offered invaluable time and energy to help during the initial phase of our Board development. We extend our best regards as both Jaye and John continue to pursue the enjoyments of retirement.

    Meanwhile, the Board remains committed to promoting the values of diversity, transparency, ethical integrity, and sustainability. We are very proud of our progress in establishing a working Board, with active collaboration between Board and Facilitator Team. The Board members and the Team spent several hours together during their respective August retreats and shared information, goals and values, and specific ways they plan to collaborate.

    75 for 75 Funding Appeal


    To honor the 2019 Advanced WOR as our 75th event, we are continuing our appeal to Alumni and Supporters to join our growing community of financial sustainers. We are seeking 75 new monthly recurring donors. Thanks to each of you who have already responded. It is not too late if YOU still want to help. Any amount of recurring monthly contribution helps MenHealing to build a community of financial sustainability. 



    Peers for Men’s Health Project

    A group of trauma psychologists are leading a team to help alleviate psychiatric distress in gay, bi and trans males who have been sexually abused or assaulted. In collaboration with MenHealing these clinicians have recruited and trained 20 men who have experienced sexual victimization to deliver evidence-based online mental health interventions. Jim Struve has been an advisor to the project and a number of the Weekends of Recovery alumni are participating as peer leaders!

    Check www.peersformenshealthstudy.com/ for more detailed information about the purpose of the study and related procedures, as well as answers to frequently asked questions about participation.  Read more…



    Thank YOU

    …to the many individual and recurring monthly financial donors to MenHealing. We especially appreciate several VERY GENEROUS donations within the last couple of months

    One man’s healing contributes to generational and cultural social change; YOUR financial contribution supports the empowerment of a larger community of survivors


    We welcome your feedback and any ideas about our work via: contact@menhealing.org

    Jim – for the WOR Facilitator Team
    Executive Director
    MenHealing.org
  • 21 Aug 2019 8:00 AM | Master Web (Administrator)

    2019 Advanced WOR A Success

    We had a dynamic 75th WOR despite some unexpected challenges. A storm on Thursday evening triggered massive landslides across 4 miles of the only highway that accesses Alta, UT. We employed creativity and collaboration between our Facilitator Team, Alta Lodge Staff, and Alumni who had registered for the Advanced WOR to Sheppard everyone to arrive at the retreat site. The Team reconfigured the agenda to accommodate a late start and the rest of the weekend was inspiring. Participants were delighted by the frequent visitations of a magnificent local Moose.


    2019 Facilitator Team & Board Retreats

    Following the Advanced WOR, all 14 members of the Facilitator Team assembled for 2 ½ days of Staff Retreat. This allowed productive time to deepen our team-building and plan for future events.


    The MenHealing Board also conducted a working Retreat that included time to meet directly with the Facilitator Team. Board and Facilitators are committed to building an organizational culture that insures transparency and collaboration.

    75 for 75 Funding Appeal

    To honor the 2019 Advanced WOR as our 75th event, we are appealing to Alumni and Supporters to join our growing community of financial sustainers. We are seeking 75 new monthly recurring donors. Thanks to each of you who have already responded. It is not too late if YOU still want to help. Any amount of recurring monthly contribution helps MenHealing to build a community of financial sustainability. 


    2019 Weekend of Recovery Events


    Registration remains open for the  2019 Alta, UT. Level 1 WOR on September 20 - 22nd and the 2019 Hope Springs, OH. Level 1 WOR on October 18– 20th. Both events are filling quickly so consider registering early if you want to attend.


    For a complete roster of WOR events scheduled thru October 2020, check here.

    We do not want cost to be a barrier for anyone to attend any of our retreats. 20 - 80% scholarship grants and underwriting discounts are available this year for both triple and double occupancy room selections at all Weekends of Recovery. ALL events have scholarships available; reducing tuition to as low as $160 for the entire weekend.

    Evening of Hope in Seattle

    We have planned another “Evening of Hope: Voices of Healing” event in Seattle:  4 p.m. on Saturday, September 7th. This event is free and open to the public. MenHealing is again collaborating with PeerSeattle for this outreach event.


    Thank You

    …to the many individual and recurring monthly financial donors to MenHealing. We especially appreciate several VERY GENEROUS donations within the last couple of months

    One man’s healing contributes to generational and cultural social change; YOUR financial contribution supports the empowerment of a larger community of survivors

    We welcome your feedback and any ideas about our work via: contact@menhealing.org


    Jim – for the WOR Facilitator Team
    Executive Director
    MenHealing.org

  • 07 Aug 2019 10:12 AM | Master Web (Administrator)

    2019 Advanced WOR

    The 2019 Advanced WOR on August 9th – 11th, 2019 - marks a tremendous milestone in our work to provide healing services for male survivors of sexual victimization


           …75th Weekend of Recovery event

            …over 18 years of continuous service (beginning in September 2001)

            …with over 1540 alumni who have completed a WOR or DOR

    Thanks to each of YOU for your continued support

    MenHealing and our WOR Facilitator Team are committed to carry our services forward – for a long-term sustainable future!

    August is a Busy Month for MenHealing


    WOR Facilitators and Men Healing Board have plans for a very active and productive August

    • 9 members of the Facilitator Team will conduct the 75th Advanced WOR at Alta, UT. on August 9th – 11th.
    • 7 members of the Board will convene a full-day in-person Working Retreat in Salt Lake City on Sunday, August 11th.
    • All 14 members of the WOR Facilitator Team will assemble at Alta, UT. for a Staff Retreat on August 12th & 13th.
    • The Board and Facilitator Team will join forces for a collaborative working session on Monday evening, August 12th at Alta, UT.

    Our combined efforts to maintain a healthy and vibrant organizational culture reflect our deep commitment to provide the highest quality services to YOUWOR/DORAlumni and allies

    2019 Weekend of Recovery Events


    Registration remains open for the  2019 Alta, UT. Level 1 WOR on September 20 - 22nd and the 2019 Hope Springs, OH. Level 1 WOR on October 18– 20th. Both events are filling quickly so consider registering early if you want to attend. For more information and to register early visit our website.


    For a complete roster of WOR events scheduled thru October 2020, check here.

    We do not want cost to be a barrier for anyone to attend any of our retreats. 20 - 80% scholarship grants and underwriting discounts are available this year for both triple and double occupancy room selections at all Weekends of Recovery. ALL events have scholarships available; reducing tuition to as low as $160 for the entire weekend.

    Thank YOU

    …to the many individual and recurring monthly financial donors to MenHealing. We especially appreciate several VERY GENEROUS donations within the last couple of months

    One man’s healing contributes to generational and cultural social change; YOUR financial contribution supports the empowerment of a larger community of survivors


    We welcome your feedback and any ideas about our work via: contact@menhealing.org

    Jim – for the WOR Facilitator Team
    Executive Director
    MenHealing.org
  • 24 Jul 2019 9:59 AM | Master Web (Administrator)
    2019 Weekend of Recovery Events

    Registrations for our up-coming 2019 Weekend of Recovery events remain very active.

    Registration for the Advanced WOR - our 75th event - closes at the end of the day on Friday, July 26th. The theme of the 2019 Advanced WOR is “Calming the Conflicts Inside: Tools for Self-Compassion and Healing.” Only a few days remain if you want to join us and register for this exciting and dynamic weekend.


    Registration remains open for the  2019 Alta, UT. Level 1 WOR on September 20 - 22nd and the 2019 Hope Springs, OH. Level 1 WOR on October 18 – 20th. Both events are filling quickly so consider registering early if you want to attend.


    For a complete roster of WOR events scheduled thru October 2020, check here.

    We do not want cost to be a barrier for anyone to attend any of our retreats. 20 - 80% scholarship grants and underwriting discounts are available this year for both triple and double occupancy room selections at all Weekends of Recovery. ALL events have scholarships available; reducing tuition to as low as $160 for the entire weekend.

    Video Project Update

    As a courtesy, we have recently added closed captioning to the videos in our "Beyond Survival: Voices of Healing" project.  As a reminder, here is the link to the videos:

    Several new videos are in development and will soon be added to the series.

    A special “THANK YOU” to the active response from Alumni and Supporters to our request for your input with the development of the “Did You Know” video that will promote public awareness about male survivors. If you still want to offer your ideas, contact Jim Struve. We hope to have this exciting video ready for release by mid-fall.


    Updates to Men Healing Website

    We continue to upgrade our website to expand new information and improve formatting for some sections. Recent changes and additions include:

    FAQ About Attending A WOR or DOR

    Finding a Therapist

    Resources for Survivors and Allies

    Resources for Professionals

    FAQ About Sexual Victimization


    We welcome YOUR feedback about other ways to continue enhancing our website.

    Thank YOU

    …to the many current financial donors to MenHealing. We especially appreciate several VERY GENEROUS donations within the last couple of months.

    One man’s healing contributes to generational and cultural social change; YOUR financial contribution supports the empowerment of a larger community of survivors.


    We welcome your feedback and any ideas about our work via: contact@menhealing.org

    Jim – for the WOR Facilitator Team
    Executive Director
    MenHealing.org
  • 11 Jul 2019 10:39 AM | Master Web (Administrator)
    Scholarship Fund Updates

    Thanks to generous financial contributions from donors like YOU, MenHealing is able to maintain a robust Scholarship Fund.

    • In 2018, 40% of Weekend of Recovery participants received scholarship assistance

    • 58% of men who have thus far registered for 2019 WOR events are able to attend because of scholarship assistance

    • A grant from the MA Office of Victims of Crime, subsidized FREE attendance for 100% of the participants who attended the recent Day of Recovery events in the greater Boston area

    In addition…

    • A special thanks to donors who contributed a total of $9,562.50 to the Kilimanjaro Expedition Climb during 2018 and 2019, all of which money was given to our Scholarship Fund

    • We also want to acknowledge the Tyler Perry Foundation for their $10,000 gift to our Scholarship Fund in January 2019.

    Please consider whether YOU can make a financial gift to help us maintain – and expand-  this Scholarship Fund which has become critically important for so many male survivors who would otherwise not be able to attend a WOR or DOR event

    2019 Weekend of Recovery Events

    Registrations for our up-coming 2019 Weekend of Recovery events remains very active.

    ONLY 16 DAYS REMAIN TO REGISTER for the 2019 Advanced WOR on August 9 – 11th at Alta, UT. Registration closes for this 75th WOR on July 26th. The theme of this year’s event is “Calming the Conflicts Inside: Tools for Self-Compassion and Healing.” Join us for this exciting and dynamic weekend and to renew your contacts with WOR/DOR Alumni.


    Registration remains open for the  Alta, UT. Level 1 WOR on September 20 -22nd. We are filling this weekend quickly so consider registering early if you want to attend. For more information and/or to register early.

    Registration is now open for the Hope Springs, OH WOR on October 18 – 20thFor more information and/or to register early.


    For a complete roster of WOR events scheduled thru October 2020, check here.

    We do not want cost to be a barrier for anyone to attend any of our retreats. 20 - 80% scholarship grants and underwriting discounts are available this year for both triple and double occupancy room selections at all Weekends of Recovery. ALL events have scholarships available; reducing tuition to as low as $160 for the entire weekend.

    MenHealing Video Project

    An Invitation for YOU to Help Other Male Survivors

    We have begun developing a unique and exciting outreach video to highlight the diversity of male survivors. This brief 2 – 5 minute video – tentatively entitled “Did You Know” – will offer a compelling visual montage to address three important issues:

    • de-mystifying the invisibility of male sexual victimization

    • challenging male survivors to reach out for help

    • inspiring male survivors to share in the transformative promise and power of healing

    We are looking for feedback from a minimum of 50 male survivors – and family, allies, friends, or providers – who can complete a simple survey to offer YOUR input to help us craft the text and format for this video. Please respond to Jim Struveas soon as possible if YOU are interested and available to provide YOUR feedback. 

    This “Did You Know” video project is inspired by a wonderful video – “What If I Told You” – that has been produced by Our Kids, a nonprofit agency in Nashville, TN. If you have not already viewed this video – you are strongly encouraged to watch it. Then, imagine the possibilities for our MenHealing “Did You Know” video that focuses more precisely on male survivors. And participate in the feedback survey.  

    BAARC Blog

    Here is link to an interesting blog posting from the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center highlighting the recent Day of Recovery events that were conducted in the great Boston area.

    Healing Together Events for Male Survivors Chip Away at Isolation

    An EASY Way to Support MenHealing

    You can make a difference while you shop Amazon Prime Day deals on July 15 & 16. Simply shop using this link: smile.amazon.com/ch/82-3764911 and AmazonSmile donates to MenHealing

    Thank YOU

    …to the many individual and recurring monthly financial donors to MenHealing. We especially appreciate several VERY GENEROUS donations within the last couple of months.

    One man’s healing contributes to generational and cultural social change; YOUR financial contribution supports the empowerment of a larger community of survivors


    We welcome your feedback and any ideas about our work via: contact@menhealing.org

    Jim – for the WOR Facilitator Team
    Executive Director
    MenHealing.org


  • 12 Jun 2019 9:51 AM | Master Web (Administrator)

    Day of Recovery Events in Massachusetts

    Thanks to the courageous men who participated in the 2 Day of Recovery events this past weekend (June 8th & 9th) in Waltham & Boston, MA. Both events were very successful. We also want to thank the staff at the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center for the opportunity to collaborate on this project. We had a special opportunity to conduct a full-day training workshop on June 6th and several BARCC staff joined WOR Facilitators to conduct the two DORs.


    These 2 DORs mark the completion of 74 WOR/DOR events that have been conducted since September 2001.

    We are maintaining an on-going partnership between MenHealing & BARCC to conduct additional events in 2020, with possible continued collaborations beyond 2020. The schedule for dates and locations of next year’s events will be announced later this summer.

    “Evening of Hope” Community Outreach Event

     

      

    We are looking forward to the upcoming “Evening of Hope: Voices of Healing” event that is scheduled for Seattle on June 22nd.  This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC: 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 22nd at the offices of PeerSeattle. The project is a collaboration between MenHealing & PeerSeattle.

    The program will consist of a screening of the film “Boys & Men Healing” and will be followed by a panel of male survivors and audience Q & A. Read more.

    Space is limited and we are expecting a full house, so reservations can be submitted HERE.

    If you are interested in bringing an “Evening of Hope” event to your community, please contact Jim Struve for more information.

    2019 Weekend of Recovery Events

    Registration remains open thru July 26th for the 2019 Advanced WOR on August 9 – 11th at Alta, UT. This will mark our 75th WOR! The theme of this year’s event is “Calming the Conflicts Inside: Tools for Self-Compassion and Healing.” We are looking forward to renewing our contacts with WOR/DOR Alumni for this exciting weekend experience.


    Registration remains open for the  Alta, UT Level 1 WOR on September 20 -22nd. We are filling that weekend quickly so consider registering early if you want to attend. For more information and to register early.

    Registration for the Hope Springs, OH WOR (October 18 – 20th ) will open on June 18th. For more information and to register early.


    For a complete roster of WOR events scheduled thru October 2020, check here.

    We do not want cost to be a barrier for anyone to attend any of our retreats. 20 - 80% scholarship grants and underwriting discounts are available this year for both triple and double occupancy room selections at all Weekends of Recovery. ALL events have scholarships available; reducing tuition to as low as $160 for the entire weekend.

    Video Project

    New videos are in production or planning stage for the “Beyond Survival:  Voices of Healing” video project. We will soon be releasing some additional videos that feature male survivor healing journeys.


    Jordan Masciangelo is working with a Toronto filmmaker on the production of a longer video that chronicles his incredible Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb, which will be donated to MenHealing for our Outreach events.

    We are also in the preliminary stages of production for a video to highlight WOR & DOR events. This will allow us to share an inside view of the event activities and venues plus feature some of our Facilitator Team. We hope to have this video ready for release sometime in the fall 2019.

    Program Evaluation Project

    Moses Kairigi - who has been working with our Program Evaluation Project (PEP) since January 2019 -  has finished his semester with us. We really appreciate all his hard work on the initial stages of helping us to design and implement this project. We wish him the best on his future endeavors.

    Halleh Hashtpari is the newest member of our PEP team. They will be joining Nic Siniscalchi and working with us through Spring 2020. Please welcome Halleh.

    Halleh will be helping us to implement Phase 2 of the Program Evaluation Project, which will include post event Focus Groups to maintain on-going contact and feedback with WOR/DOR Alumni. The initial Focus Groups begin in July.

    We will soon be ready to begin releasing results from the Retrospective Survey we conducted during the spring and that has provided a rich amount of feedback from Alumni who have attended WOR/DOR events prior to 2019.

    Thank YOU

    …to the many current financial donors to MenHealing.

    One man’s healing contributes to generational and cultural social change; YOUR financial contribution supports the empowerment of a larger community of survivors


    We welcome your feedback and any ideas about our work via: contact@menhealing.org

    Jim – for the WOR Facilitator Team
    Executive Director
    MenHealing.org
  • 29 May 2019 12:53 PM | Master Web (Administrator)

    Day of Recovery Events in Massachusetts 

    We are entering the final days of registration for the 2019 Day of Recovery events that will be conducted in Waltham, MA on Saturday, 6/8 & Boston, MA. on Sunday, 6/9. We are excited about the large number of male survivors who will be attending these events, being offered FREE to MA residents. REGISTRATION IS OPEN THRU END OF DAY ON FRIDAY, MAY 31st.

    These DOR events are part of a multi-year collaboration between the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARRC) and MenHealing. We will be announcing plans soon for 2020 events, which will also be FREE to MA residents. This program may be extended thru 2022. 

    In preparation for these DOR events, the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center – co-sponsor of this event with MenHealing – facilitated a 35 minute “FaceBook Live” interview with Sharon Imperato & Jim Struve, WOR Facilitators. Here is the link to access and watch this interview.

    "Evening of Hope" Community Outreach Event


    An “Evening of Hope: Voices of Healing” event that is planned for Seattle, WA is now open for registration. The event is a collaboration between MenHealing and PeerSeattle.  This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC: 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 22nd and will be hosted at the offices of PeerSeattle.

    The program will consist of a screening of the film “Boys & Men Healing” and will be followed by a panel of male survivors and audience Q & A. Read more

    Space is limited and we are expecting a full house, so please reserve your spot now!

     

    Future Evening of Hope Events:

    A date has already been reserved for an additional event in Seattle on September 7th. Reservations will be accepted  for that event as soon as the June event is filled.

    Plans are in discussion for “Evening of Hope” events in several other cities.

    If you want to help us host an event in your community, please contact Jim Struve for more information.

    2019 Weekend of Recovery Events

    Registration remains open thru July 26th for the 2019 Advanced WOR on August 9 – 11th at Alta, UT. The theme of this year’s event is “Calming the Conflicts Inside: Tools for Self-Compassion and Healing.” We are looking forward to renewing our contacts with WOR/DOR Alumni for this exciting weekend experience.

    Registration has only been open for 1 week for the 9/20 – 9/22 Alta, UT. Level 1 WOR – and we are already almost half full!  We are excited about such a flurry of early interest in this weekend. For more information and to register early.


    Registration for theHope Springs, OH. WOR (scheduled for 10/18 – 10/20) will open on June 18th.

    For a complete roster of WOR events scheduled thru October 2020, check here.

    We do not want cost to be a barrier for anyone to attend any of our retreats. 20 - 80% scholarship grants and underwriting discounts are available this year for both triple and double occupancy room selections at all Weekends of Recovery. ALL events have scholarships available; reducing tuition to as low as $160 for the entire weekend.

    Thank YOU

    …to the many current financial donors to MenHealing.

    Oneman’s healing contributes to generational and cultural social change; YOUR financial contribution supports the empowerment of a larger community of survivors.


    We welcome your feedback and any ideas about our work via: contact@menhealing.org

    Jim – for the WOR Facilitator Team
    Executive Director
    MenHealing.org
  • 15 May 2019 8:00 AM | Master Web (Administrator)
    Media Outreach Activities

    Facilitator Team member, Sharon Imperato, and WOR Alumnus, Jim Holland were featured during a newscast for Boston Neighborhood Network News. This news interview was part of our effort to expand awareness about male survivors and to promote the up-coming Day of Recovery events in Massachusetts.

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    Here's a link to the BNN Segment.

    Join MenHealing and the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) for a Facebook Live Q&A on healing for male survivors of sexual trauma. Sharon Imperato and Jim Struve (members of the WOR/DOR Facilitator Team) will talk about what survivors can expect at two upcoming Days of Recovery (happening in June in Massachusetts), common barriers to healing, and more. Tune in a little after 3 p.m. (EDT) on Friday, May 17, on the BARCC Facebook Page   Question you would like us to address can be submitted in advance by e-mail to: communications@barcc.org


    Recovery Events Update

    Registration remains open thru May 31st for the Massachusetts Day of Recovery events: June 8th in Waltham, MA and June 9th in Boston, MA. These healing retreats are a collaboration between MenHealing and BARCC.

    Both of these events are accessible FREE OF CHARGE for any male survivor who is a Massachusetts resident. Additional DOR events will be conducted in MA in 2020.

    Registration remains open for the 2019 Advanced WOR that will be conducted at Alta, UT. on August 9th – 11th. This year’s theme is “Calming the Conflicts Inside: Tools for Self-Compassion and Healing.”

    Registration opens on May 20th for the 2019 Alta Level 1 WOR (9/20 – 9/22).


    Dates and locations for other WOR events in 2019 and 2020 are now available. Dates for additional DOR events to be conducted in MA during 2020 will be available soon.

     

    We do not want cost to be a barrier for anyone to attend any of our retreats. 20 - 80% scholarship grants and underwriting discounts are available this year for both triple and double occupancy room selections at all Weekends of Recovery. ALL events have scholarships available; reducing tuition to as low as $160 for the entire weekend.

    Community Outreach Event


    Evening of Hope: Voices of Healing 

    4:00 – 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 22nd

    Hosted by PeerSeattle (1520 Bellevue Ave., Suite 100, Seattle, WA.)

      

    This event will feature a screening of the film “Boys & Men Healing” followed by a panel of 4 male survivors plus audience Q & A. Jim Struve (MenHealing Executive Director) will be moderator. Click the image for video excerpts.


     

    Free & Open to the Public

    If YOU would like to work with MenHealing to schedule an Evening of Hope event in YOUR local community, please contact Jim Struve.


    Facebook Fundraising Campaigns

    If you have an up-coming special occasion in your life, consider conducting a Facebook Fundraising Campaign. Just invite your friends to make financial contributions in your honor by designating MenHealing as your selected non-profit organization for your special occasion. One recent Facebook Birthday campaign raised a total of $4,225 in contributions for MenHealing. This is an easy way for YOU to support MenHealing. For more information, contact Jim Struve or click the image:

     

    For other ideas about how you can support MenHealing, check the Donations section of our website.

    Thank YOU

    …to the many current financial donors to MenHealing.

    Oneman’s healing contributes to generational and cultural social change; YOUR financial contribution supports the empowerment of a larger community of survivors

    We welcome your feedback and any ideas about our work via: contact@menhealing.org

    Jim – for the WOR Facilitator Team
    Executive Director
    MenHealing.org
  • 01 May 2019 9:50 AM | Master Web (Administrator)

    Events Update

    Registration remains open until May 31st for the two Day of Recovery healing retreats scheduled for June 8th in Waltham, MA and 9th Boston, MA. These healing retreats are a collaboration between MenHealing and the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC). Both of these events are accessible FREE OF CHARGE for any male survivor who is a Massachusetts resident. Additional DOR events will be conducted in MA in 2020.

    BARRC conducted a “Walk For Change” on April 28th to promote community awareness about sexual violence. WOR Facilitator - Matt Stella – staffed an informational table at this event to expand awareness about MenHealing and the DOR events.


    Registration is open for the 2019 Advanced Weekend of Recovery that will be conducted at Alta, UT. on August 9th – 11th . The theme for this year’s Advanced WOR is “Calming the Conflicts Inside: Tools for Self-Compassion and Healing.”  Read more

    We do not want cost to be a barrier for anyone to attend any of our retreats. 20 - 80% scholarship grants and underwriting discounts are available this year for both triple and double occupancy room selections at all Weekends of Recovery. ALL events have scholarships available; reducing tuition to as low as $160 for the entire weekend.

    Registration for the 2019 Level 1 WOR’s at Alta, UT. (9/20 – 9/22) and Peebles, OH. (10/18 – 10/20) will open in May and June. We will soon be posting on our website the dates and locations for our 2020 events.

    Farewell to a Long-Time Member of the Facilitator Team

    We respectfully announce the retirement of Paul Linden from our WOR Facilitator Team. As a highly-skilled Somatic Educator, Paul has been a pioneer in developing groundbreaking approaches that enhance the healing process for survivors of sexual victimization. He has been a teacher, mentor, and core member of our Facilitator Team since our early years. More recently, management of Parkinson’s Disease has prevented him from being present at our WOR events. However, he has remained an integral member of our Facilitator Team, working behind the scenes to guide us in integrating his powerful techniques into our healing work. Paul will remain in the role of Facilitator Emeritus with MenHealing. He will also continue to conduct training workshops throughout the United States and Europe. We are deeply grateful for his tremendous contributions to our successful WOR retreats. THANK YOU PAUL for all that you have contributed to our work!

    Project Updates

    Community Outreach

    “Evening of Hope: Voices of Healing” is a new project area for MenHealing. These events will be conducted in  local communities around the country to raise awareness about male sexual victimization and our WOR/DOR healing retreats. These events will be free to the public and will include a film about male survivors, followed by a panel of local male survivors plus audience Q & A. Our first event is scheduled for June 22nd in Seattle. Flier and outreach information will be available soon. 

    If YOU would like to work with MenHealing to schedule an event in YOUR local community, please contact Jim Struve.

    Community Collaboration

    MenHealing will continue to partner with Taking Back Ourselves in the “Night of Healing” events that TBO conducts in local communities. The next collaboration is scheduled for July 18th in Salt Lake City. 

    Conference Events

    Jim Struve recently was a featured speaker at the “Invisible Faces” Conference in San Diego. He will be conducting 2 Plenary Presentations at the “Show Me A Helping Hand” Conference in Columbia, MO. in late June. He will also be conducting a workshop and participating in a panel presentation at the “SCRIPT” Conference in Los Angeles in July.

    Video Project Updates


    “Beyond Survival: Voices of Healing”
    features brief videos (2 – 4 minutes each) that highlight the healing journeys of male survivors. 5 videos are now posted and archived on the MenHealing website and at our YouTube channel. Thanks for YOUR help in circulating these videos to others you know who may be interested.


    If you are a male survivor and would like to participate in this project, check the instructional  video that provides more information about how you can submit material. Our Video Production Manager will format your material into a finished product.  For more information or to discuss you interest in this project contact Jim Struve .

    Thanks to each of YOU who made a financial contribution to MenHealing during April SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH. We are committed to using your donations wisely.

    We want to continue to expand our donor base. Please consider whether you can financially support our work in any way – small or large – with a one-time or a recurring contribution. Our goal is to build a large and dynamic community of financial donors. 

    Thank YOU

    …to the many recurring monthly financial donors to MenHealing.

    One man’s healing contributes to generational and cultural social change; YOUR financial contribution supports the empowerment of a larger community of survivors.

    We welcome your feedback and any ideas about our work via: contact@menhealing.org

    Jim – for the WOR Facilitator Team
    Executive Director
    MenHealing.org
  • 17 Apr 2019 11:56 AM | Master Web (Administrator)

    Outreach Announcement

    To MenHealing Weekends of Recovery Alumni, Friends, and Supporters

    MenHealing Tagline

    We are excited to announce a new tagline to accompany our MenHealing Logo:


    We hope this change will enhance our outreach efforts and expand recognition about our work.

    MenHealing Launches Video Project

    “Beyond Survival: Voices of Healing” will feature brief videos (2 – 4 minutes each) that highlight the healing journeys of male survivors. MenHealing has completed 5 initial videos and we will release one new video weekly from April 17th thru May 15th. Videos will be posted on a new YouTube channel, and distributed thru FaceBook. We will be adding a video page to the website soon.  We encourage you to circulate these videos to others you know who may be interested.

    If you are a male survivor and would like to participate in this project, check the instructional  video that provides more information about how you can submit material. Our Video Production Manager will format your material into a finished product.  

    For more information or to discuss you interest in this project contact Jim Struve.

    Introducing MenHealing Video Production Manager

    We are excited to announce the newest addition to our MenHealing Support Staff.

    David Evanoff is the owner of David Evanoff Sound Designs.

    Sounds Designs has been producing music, videos, and films projects for 30 years. David has produced projects for thousands of commercial clients, including Disneyland, Universal, Liberty and Orange Bowl. His Theatrical work has been on stages from coast to coast.  read more

    2019 WOR/DOR Events Update

    Registration is open for the two Day of Recovery healing retreats scheduled for June 8th in Waltham, MA and 9th Boston, MA. Both DOR events are FREE to any male survivor who is a resident of Massachusetts.

    Registration is open for the 2019 Advanced Weekend of Recovery that will be conducted at Alta, UT. on August 9th – 11th . The theme for this year’s Advanced WOR is “Calming the Conflicts Inside: Tools for Self-Compassion and Healing.”  Read more

    We do not want cost to be a barrier for anyone to attend any of our retreats. 20 - 80% scholarship grants and underwriting discounts are available this year for both triple and double occupancy room selections at all Weekends of Recovery. ALL events have scholarships available; reducing tuition to as low as $160 for the entire weekend.

    AN INVITATION TO SUPPORT MENHEALING DURING SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH


    Thanks to those of YOU who have already contributed to MenHealing during April. We invite more of you to consider how YOU can take one action step to honor Sexual Assault Awareness month by supporting MenHealing/WOR


    Four (4) suggestions for ways YOU can provide meaningful support:

    • Forward information about MenHealing to one or more other people and help us add new subscribers to our list serv
    • Support the WOR Retrospective Survey: If you are a WOR/DOR Alumnus and have not yet enrolled, we welcome your participation and feedback – enroll during April; if you’ve already enrolled, send the information to any other WOR Alumni you know and encourage them to enroll

    • Give to MenHealing thru passive support: designate MenHealing as your charity when shopping through companies that give a percentage to charity. For more information

    • Donate: help us achieve our goal of engaging 30 new recurring sustainer donors (of ANY amount) during April - join us if you are not already a recurring sustainer donor; help us find additional donors if you are already contributing. For more information

    Thank YOU in advance for any action you take that supports the mission of MenHealing/Weekends of Recovery during the month of April.

    Thank YOU

    …to the many recurring monthly financial donors to MenHealing.

    One man’s healing contributes to generational and cultural social change; YOUR financial contribution supports the empowerment of a larger community of survivors.

    We welcome your feedback and any ideas about our work via: contact@menhealing.org

    Jim – for the WOR Facilitator Team
    Executive Director
    MenHealing.org
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