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  • 20 Nov 2019 11:31 AM | Master Web (Administrator)

    In our effort to provide more opportunities for alumni to be featured and involved in our organization, we are seeking Weekend of Recovery and Day of Recovery alumni to participate in a new on-going photo project that will help convey the healing power of our programs and give a “face” to our organization.

    The project is simple - We want to feature alumni who have done amazing and incredible things after attending one (or many) of our events.

    Do you have a great photo of you accomplishing something huge? Something your old self would have never even imagined? Did you run a marathon? Climb a mountain? Graduate college? Publish a book? If you have a fantastic photograph of you in one of those amazing moments and are willing to share, we invite you to participate!

    The photo will be augmented/edited to fit a template and then shared via MenHealing’s social media platforms, newsletter and/or website (examples above).

    If you are comfortable with sharing your amazing accomplishments, please send the photo with your first and last name, what it is that you are accomplishing in the photo, and the location that the photo was taken in to  jordan.masciangelo@gmail.com

  • 13 Nov 2019 10:15 AM | Master Web (Administrator)

    “Beyond Survival” Releases 9th Video

    This week we release the 9th video in our “Beyond Survival: Voices of Healing” series that features the healing journeys of male survivors.


    John’s story provides inspiration that profound life changes are possible even when healing from sexual victimization begins later in life.

    Welcome to the Newest Member of our WOR Facilitator Team

    Jessica Gusberg becomes the 15th member of our WOR Facilitator Team.

    Jessica currently serves as Clinical Director at the Red Hook Community Justice Center in Brooklyn, NY. She has extensive experience in counseling, holistic healing, workshop facilitation, teaching, and training with youth, adults and families involved in the foster care, juvenile justice, and criminal justice systems. Read more…

    Welcome to our Newest Board Member

    Jordan Masciangelo has joined the MenHealing Board. Some of you may be acquainted with Jordan from his considerable contribution to our organization as the centerpiece of the 2018/19 Kilimanjaro Expedition Climb project. Jordan reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro on January 24th, 2019 – raising almost $9,000 for our WOR Scholarship Fund.

    Jordan is a two-time Weekend of Recovery alumni who has been an active social justice advocate in Ontario, Canada and more recently in Southern Florida. He has been Social Outreach Co-Manager for MenHealing since early 2018. Read more…

    End of 2019 Giving Campaign

    MenHealing launched our End of 2019 Giving Campaign on November 6th. The goal of this Campaign is to demonstrate a robust community of grassroots supporters for the mission of MenHealing/ Weekends of Recovery.


    Thanks to many of you who have already responded by making a contribution. We welcome many more of you to make a donation at whatever level reflects your support for our dedicated efforts to provide healing resources for male survivors.

    Weekend/Day of Recovery Alumni Testimonials

    An extensive compilation of articulate and moving Testimonials from WOR/DOR Alumni can be accessed at our website. Here is one of the newest submissions:

    "…the WOR helped me see that I don’t have to let the past undermine or distort the present. …I [am now seeking to] arrive at a point where I feel compassion for myself, where I have a capacity to feel joy and freedom, to form and maintain positive, mutually supportive relationships, where I can experience emotional intimacy and trust. …I can now look forward to the future with optimism and a relish for life. Thanks to the WOR I can see that I am so much more than just a survivor."  Ralph – Age 62 - 2019 Hope Springs WOR alumnus

    We invite Alumni to submit your brief Testimonial for us to add to our growing collection.

    Community Outreach

    Reminder that MenHealing is collaborating with local agencies to conduct “Evening of Hope: Voices of Healing” events in three different cities during November. Each program consists of a screening of the movie “Boys & Men Healing,” followed by a panel discussion with local male survivors and audience Q & A.  Each event is free and open to the public.


    Here is general information with a link to the printable fliers for each of these events:

    November 14:   6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
                             University of Utah
                             Salt Lake City, UT

    November 18:   6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
                             John Carroll University
                             Cleveland, OH

    November 21:    7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
                              Ohio University
                              Athens, OH

    Thanks to the coalition of co-sponsoring organizations in each of these three cities. And a special thanks to the WOR/DOR alumni who have so courageously volunteered to participate in the survivor panels at each of these events.

    AN INVITATION TO INVEST IN A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR MENHEALING

    Joining our End of 2019 Giving Campaign is an opportunity for you to invest in the on-going work of MenHealing. Your monthly pledge of $5, $10, $25, $50, or greater insures the continuation of the WOR/DOR healing retreats. Please join our growing community of recurring monthly investors by financially supporting our work to help male survivors to heal

          Thank YOU

    to the many individual and recurring monthly financial donors who are already supporting MenHealing.  Consider your financial contribution as an INVESTMENT IN BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE ORGANIZATION.


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

    Jim – for the WOR Facilitator Team
    Executive Director
    MenHealing.org
  • 30 Oct 2019 8:41 AM | Master Web (Administrator)

    2019 Weekend/Day of Recovery Events Wrap-up

    The Hope Springs Level 1 WOR (10/18 – 10/20/19) wrapped up a year of dynamic growth.


    A few measures of our success during 2019:

    Through the end of 2019, we have conducted 77 WOR/DOR events, providing healing resources for a total of 1,590 individual survivors

    • In 2018, we conducted 3 healing retreats
    • In 2019, we expanded to 5 healing retreats
    • In 2020, we are growing to 7 confirmed healing retreats
    • In 2018, we allocated $6,000 in scholarship grants, providing some level of financial assistance to 46% of 2018 WOR/DOR participants
    • In 2019, scholarship grants increased to $30,000, assisting 72% of 2019 WOR/DOR participants


    …alumni and supporters – for helping us to expand our outreach to underserved male survivors

    Community Outreach

    MenHealing is collaborating with local agencies to conduct “Evening of Hope: Voices of Healing” events in three different cities during November. Each program consists of a screening of the movie “Boys & Men Healing,” followed by a panel discussion with local male survivors and audience Q & A.  Each event is free and open to the public.


    November 14:   6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
                             University of Utah
                             Salt Lake City, UT

    November 18:   6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
                             John Carroll University
                             Cleveland, OH

    November 21:   7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
                             Ohio University
                             Athens, OH

    More details will be available at the Community Events section of our website within the coming week.

    Beyond Survival Video Project Update

    This week we release the 8th video in our “Beyond Survival: Voices of Healing” series that features the healing journeys of male survivors.


    Tisha’s story highlights the intersectionality of gender and healing from sexual victimization. 

    To access other videos in this series check here. If you are a survivor and want to participate in this “Beyond Survival” video project, please contact Jim Struve. MenHealing is underwriting all costs for producing these videos. Thanks to Dave Evanoff, who is providing project support as our MenHealing Video Production Manager.

    2019 End of Year Giving Campaign

    On November 6th, MenHealing will reach out to Alumni and Ally Supporters to invite you to join our growing pool of financial donors. This End of Year campaign is intended to increase our base of support, with the goal of creating a large and robust community of sustaining supporters.

    In advance of receiving this appeal for you to help us, please consider ways that the work of MenHealing and the Weekend/Day of Recovery healing retreats inspires hope and changes the lives of male survivors. Remember: Every gift matters and will make a difference.


    2020 Weekend of Recovery Events

    We invite you to check out our schedule of WOR/DOR events for 2020.


    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.


    Weekend/Day of Recovery Alumni Testimonials

    An extensive compilation of articulate and moving Testimonials from WOR/DOR Alumni can be accessed at our website. In this and future issues of our newsletter, we are highlighting recent submissions.

    The WOR was phenomenal! The staff was AMAZING. [The] weekend helped me realize that I truly am not alone. There are others [who] have suffered through a similar trauma and they are experiencing the same effects of that trauma. I wish there were words that could express my gratitude to each of you. I mean that very sincerely.

    We invite Alumni to submit your brief Testimonial for us to add to our growing collection.


    AN INVITATION TO INVEST IN A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR MENHEALING

    Please consider how you can invest in the on-going work of MenHealing. Your monthly pledge of $5, $10, $25, $50, or greater insures the continuation of the WOR/DOR healing retreats. Please join our growing community of recurring monthly investors by financially supporting our work to help male survivors to heal.

                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
  • 23 Oct 2019 8:05 AM | Master Web (Administrator)

    2019 Weekend of Recovery Events


    The final Level 1 Weekend of Recovery is scheduled for October 18 – 20th at Hope Springs, OH. REGISTRATION CLOSES at end of day on October 4th – there are still a few spaces remaining available.     For more information and to register 


    Thanks to each of the wonderful men who helped to make the recent Alta Level 1 WOR a success. An early season snowfall added to the wonderful healing environment at Alta.  Thanks also to the dedication of the highly-skilled  team of Facilitators who staffed the Alta Level 1 event.


    We invite YOU to check out our exciting schedule of WOR/DOR events for 2020.

    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.

    Beyond Survival Video Project Update

    We are excited about the addition of a new “Beyond Survival: Voices of Healing” Video to our growing library that features the healing journeys of male survivors.


    DJ’s story highlights the impact of healing on the experience of fatherhood. Also, it is worth including this feedback from DJ: My seven year sobriety anniversary is 10/1. What a wonderful gift to have the video released to the world the day after. :-) 

    3 additional videos are in the final stages of production and will be released within the next couple of months. If you are interested in sharing your healing journey for a video, please contact Jim Struve. Thanks to Dave Evanoff, who is providing project support as our MenHealing Video Production Manager.

    Weekend/Day of Recovery Testimonials

    An extensive compilation of articulate and moving testimonials from WOR/DOR Alumni can be accessed at our website. In this and coming issues of our newsletter, we will highlight recent submissions.

    "WOR gave me the choice to live my life how I had always dreamed of. It takes courage to take that first step to finally face the demon of sexual abuse.... I don't have to be silent any more and I can use my new found voice. I know that healing will be a lifelong journey but is one I can face with a smile on my face. I found the freedom with therapy and WOR!!!!!"

    "The WOR was the single most important
    event in my healing."

    We invite Alumni to submit YOUR brief Testimonial for us to add to our growing collection.


    AN INVITATION TO INVEST IN A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR MENHEALING 

    Please consider how YOU can invest in the on-going work of MenHealing. YOUR monthly pledge of $5, $10, $25, $50, or greater insures the continuation of the WOR/DOR healing retreats. Please join our growing community of recurring monthly INVESTORS by financially supporting our work to help male survivors to heal.

    Thank YOU

    …to the many individual and recurring monthly financial donors who are already supporting MenHealing.  Consider YOUR financial contribution as an INVESTMENT IN BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE ORGANIZATION.

    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
  • 16 Oct 2019 8:46 AM | Master Web (Administrator)

    Beyond Survival Video Project Update

    Here is a link to the newest addition to our “Beyond Survival: Voices of Healing” video series that features the healing journeys of male survivors.

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    Sean’s story highlights the mutual healing experiences that are available thru loving relationships between survivors and our animal friends.

    This is the 7th video in our series. If you are interested in sharing your healing journey for a video, please contact Jim Struve. Thanks to Dave Evanoff, who is providing project support as our MenHealing Video Production Manager.

    Men Healing Collaboration With The Salt Lake City Rape Recovery Center

    From October 9th RRC Blog:

    “This month, as part of the Tools for Healing series, the Rape Recovery Center wishes to cultivate more awareness for male survivors not only at our agency but also in the field of sexual violence. What better way to highlight healing and community for male survivors than to interview and spotlight the work of Jim Struve. Jim is the Executive Director of Men Healing, an organization dedicated to Inspiring Hope, Changing Lives.”  Read More…  

    SAVE THE DATE:

    MEN HEALING - IN COLLABORATION WITH THE RAPE RECOVERY CENTER AND several other co-sponsoring organizations - WILL HOST AN “Evening of Hope: Voices of Healing” EVENT in Salt Lake City ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH FROM 6:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. MORE DETAILS WILL BE included in the next outreach announcement on October 30th

    2020 Weekend of Recovery Events

    We invite YOU to check out our exciting schedule of WOR/DOR events for 2020.

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    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.

    Weekend/Day of Recovery Alumni Testimonials

    An extensive compilation of articulate and moving Testimonials from WOR/DOR Alumni can be accessed at our website. In this and coming issues of our newsletter, we will highlight recent submissions.

    "Healing in community helped me to feel much less alone. After my experience, I believe that group processes are HUGE shame-busters. My shame decreased so much by bearing witness to the stories of others. Our stories are different, sure, but so much unites us and I felt connected to just about every participant on both weekends I attended." 

    "I felt understood for maybe the first time in my life."

    We invite Alumni to submit YOUR brief Testimonial for us to add to our growing collection.


    AN INVITATION TO INVEST IN A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR MENHEALING 

    Please consider how YOU can invest in the on-going work of MenHealing. YOUR monthly pledge of $5, $10, $25, $50, or greater insures the continuation of the WOR/DOR healing retreats. Please join our growing community of recurring monthly INVESTORS by financially supporting our work to help male survivors to heal.

            Thank YOU

    to the many individual and recurring monthly financial donors who are already supporting MenHealing.  Consider YOUR financial contribution as an INVESTMENT IN BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE ORGANIZATION.

    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 Struve
    Executive Director
    MenHealing/Weekends of Recovery
    MenHealing.org
  • 02 Oct 2019 9:21 AM | Master Web (Administrator)

    2019 Weekend of Recovery Events

    The final Level 1 Weekend of Recovery is scheduled for October 18 – 20th at Hope Springs, OH. REGISTRATION CLOSES at end of day on October 4th – there are still a few spaces remaining available.     For more information and to register 

    Thanks to each of the wonderful men who helped to make the recent Alta Level 1 WOR a success. An early season snowfall added to the wonderful healing environment at Alta.  Thanks also to the dedication of the highly-skilled  team of Facilitators who staffed the Alta Level 1 event.

    We invite YOU to check out our exciting schedule of WOR/DOR events for 2020.

    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.

    Beyond Survival Video Project Update

    We are excited about the addition of a new “Beyond Survival: Voices of Healing” Video to our growing library that features the healing journeys of male survivors.

    DJ’s story highlights the impact of healing on the experience of fatherhood. Also, it is worth including this feedback from DJ: My seven year sobriety anniversary is 10/1. What a wonderful gift to have the video released to the world the day after. :-) 

    3 additional videos are in the final stages of production and will be released within the next couple of months. If you are interested in sharing your healing journey for a video, please contact Jim Struve. Thanks to Dave Evanoff, who is providing project support as our MenHealing Video Production Manager.

    Weekend/Day of Recovery Testimonials

    An extensive compilation of articulate and moving testimonials from WOR/DOR Alumni can be accessed at our website. In this and coming issues of our newsletter, we will highlight recent submissions.

    "WOR gave me the choice to live my life how I had always dreamed of. It takes courage to take that first step to finally face the demon of sexual abuse.... I don't have to be silent any more and I can use my new found voice. I know that healing will be a lifelong journey but is one I can face with a smile on my face. I found the freedom with therapy and WOR!!!!!"

    "The WOR was the single most important
    event in my healing.
    "

    We invite Alumni to submit YOUR brief Testimonial for us to add to our growing collection.


    AN INVITATION TO INVEST IN A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR MENHEALING 

    Please consider how YOU can invest in the on-going work of MenHealing. YOUR monthly pledge of $5, $10, $25, $50, or greater insures the continuation of the WOR/DOR healing retreats. Please join our growing community of recurring monthly INVESTORS by financially supporting our work to help male survivors to heal.

    Thank YOU

    …to the many individual and recurring monthly financial donors who are already supporting MenHealing.  Consider YOUR financial contribution as an INVESTMENT IN BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE ORGANIZATION.

    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
  • 18 Sep 2019 9:00 AM | Master Web (Administrator)

    2019 Weekend of Recovery Events


    The final Level 1 Weekend of Recovery is scheduled for October 18 – 20th at Hope Springs, OH. REGISTRATION REMAINS OPEN thru October 4th – however, register soon, as there are only a few spaces remaining available.     For more information and to register  

    We have an exciting calendar of events for 2020:

    • We will be conducting three Level 1 WORs:  Whidbey Institute (WA) on June 5 – 7th; Alta (UT) on September 18th – 20th; and Hope Springs (OH) on October 16 – 18th ;

    • We will again partner with the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center to conduct two Day of Recovery events in the Boston area; these events will be FREE to any male survivor who is a resident of MA;

    • Our core 2020 Advanced WOR – August 7th – 9th at Alta (UT) - will focus on the theme of “Intimacy & Relationship” and will be available for Alumni to attend alone or with a partner;

    • We are working on final planning to conduct a Service Oriented Advanced Weekend at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Southern UT in early November 2020. This weekend will combine service work with abused and neglected animals as well as time for somatic learning and visits to outdoor settings in nearby Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks;

    • A couple of other special focus events are under consideration and may be added to our 2020 roster.


    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.

    Grassroots Help With MenHealing End of Year Fund-Raising

    As we near the end of the 2019 calendar year, we’d like to collaborate with any Alumni or Ally Supporters who are interested in planning small, low-key, and personable grassroots fund-raising gatherings in YOUR home community:  perhaps gathering together a group of friends, co-workers, family members, neighbors, associates from a club or church group, etc.  We want to offer you help and encouragement to conduct this kind of personal event: planning ideas for organizing your gathering; resource materials to inform your guests about MenHealing; and guidance about appealing for end of year financial gifts to support the work of MenHealing.


    If you are interested in participating in this Grassroots Fund-Raising Campaign, contact Jim Struve.

    Peers for Men’s Health Study


    This project – for which MenHealing has helped in an Advisory role – is designed to help alleviate emotional distress for gay, bi, and trans male-identifying individuals who have had unwanted sexual experiences, been sexually abused, or sexually assaulted. Groups will be held online, 1 ½ hours once a week for six weeks. Sessions will be facilitated by male-identifying survivors; many of these peer leaders are WOR Alumni. There is a small financial stipend for completing questionnaires before and after the 6-week groups. 

    For more information or to enroll, contact:  www.PeersForMensHealthStudy.com

    It Happens to Boys Conference 


    The 11th Annual “It Happens to Boys Conference” will be conducted in Indio, CA on October, 4, 2019. This event is organized to bring together some of the brightest names in the field of mental health and recovery to explore the links between child abuse and addiction, depression, low self-esteem, relationships and intimacy dysfunction, compulsive pornography use, and more.

    For more information and to register: https://abcrecoverycenter.org/11th-annual-happens-boys-conference-october-4-2019/ 

    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
  • 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
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