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  • 11 Jul 2019 10:39 AM | Master Web (Administrator)

    Outreach Announcement

    To MenHealing Weekends of Recovery Alumni, Friends, and Supporters

    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
  • 03 Apr 2019 10:32 AM | Master Web (Administrator)

    Outreach Announcement

    To MenHealing Weekends of Recovery Alumni, Friends, and Supporters

    Announcing 2019 Advanced Weekend of Recovery

    “Calming the Conflicts Inside: Tools for Self-Compassion and Healing”

    The 2019 Advanced WOR is designed to enhance your understanding of your inner “conflicting parts”. You’ll also gain valuable tools to create safety and peace. You’ll be challenged and inspired to let go of your shame and self-defeating thoughts and actions. Instead of fighting your parts, you’ll learn how to begin to care for each part of your greater self.Read more

    Registration opens April 9, 2019

    An Invitation to Support MenHealing

    Please consider how YOU can take one action step during April to support 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

    Update on Kilimanjaro Expedition Climb Project

    The 18-month KEC Project is now closed as of 3/31/19. Thanks again to WOR Alumnus, Jordan Masciangelo, for his success with this project.

    Thank you to the 122 individuals who made financial donations to support this project, raising a total amount of $7,457.50. 100% of this money will be transferred to the WOR Scholarship Fund.


    Jordan is currently working on production of a short video to showcase his journey. This will provide a valuable resource for MenHealing outreach. Information about this media presentation will be included in a future Outreach Announcement as soon as it is ready for distribution.

    WOR/DOR Events Update

    June 8th and 9th : Days of Recovery, Boston & Watham, MA.  Check the most current blog: How Toxic Masculinity Hurts Male Survivors—and What Can Help”  Registration remains open

    September 20th – 22nd : Alta Level 1 WOR, Alta, UT. Registration opens 5/20/19

    October 18th – 20th : Hope Springs Level 1 WOR, Peebles, OH. Registration opens 6/18/19


    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 Partnership Programs

    MenHealing is dedicated to collaborations with other organizations for community-based events. Here are events that have been scheduled for 2019:

    April 11th: “Night of Healing,” Columbia University, New York City. Free and open to public. Collaboration with Taking Back Ourselves

    June 22nd: “Hope and Inspiration” – film and survivor panel, PeerSeattle, Seattle, WA. Free and open to public. Information available soon.

    July 18th: “Night of Healing,” Sorenson Unity Center, Salt Lake City. Free and open to public. Information available soon. Collaboration with Taking Back Ourselves


    Thank You

                 …to the many current financial donors to MenHealing.

    One man’s healing contributes to generational and cultural social change; YOURfinancial 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
  • 20 Mar 2019 10:52 AM | Master Web (Administrator)

    Outreach Announcement

    To MenHealing Weekends of Recovery Alumni, Friends, and Supporters

    Introducing Our Newest Board Member

    We are very pleased to welcome Debra Warner, PsyD. as the newest addition to our MenHealing Board.

    Dr. Debra Warner is a leading forensic psychologist, popular speaker, trauma expert, training professional, and author. She addresses diverse topics including PTSD, multicultural therapeutic techniques, gang intervention, prison reform, human trafficking, violence against women, substance abuse, relationships, and mental health. Read More

    Update About Program Evaluation Project

    We are now receiving Retrospective Survey responses from a large sample of WOR Alumni who have enrolled in our Program Evaluation Project. Survey feedback will provide us with data to evaluate the impacts of our Weekend of Recovery/Day of Recovery events. Project Clinical Assistants Nic Siniscalchi and Moses Kairigi are beginning to review the feedback which we will  report to our supporters in the coming months. If you are a WOR Alumnus and did not enroll but still want to participate, enrollment remains open.

    Preparations are being finalized to conduct pre- and post-weekend evaluation feedback, beginning with the 2019 Advanced WOR and on-going for all WOR and DOR events into the future.

    Update on Kilimanjaro Expedition Climb Project

    This 18-month project was a HUGE SUCCESS. We want to thank WOR Alumnus Jordan Masciangelo for his amazing vision, courage, and success in completing his ascent of Mt. Kilimanjaro in January.

    Thank you Jordan!


    Thanks also to everyone who so generously contributed financially to support this campaign. Additional donations will be received thru March 31st. On that date the project will be closed and 100% of donations from supporters like YOU will be transferred to the Weekend of Recovery Scholarship Fund.

    WOR/DOR Events Schedule

    If YOU are interested in attending a Weekend of Recovery or Day of Recovery healing retreat – or if you know a male survivor who could benefit from this resource - please check our schedule for 2019 events.  Note that we have confirmed our first event for 2020 to be conducted at Whidbey Institute, WA. from June 5 – 7th, 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.

    Coming Soon:  MenHealing Video Project

    MenHealing is launching a project to produce videos of inspiration and hope for male survivors. 2-4 minute videos will highlight the successful healing experiences of Weekend of Recovery Alumni. David Evanoff, award winning audio engineer, is providing the professional resources of his Sound Designs Recording Studio for this project.


    We have already completed 2 videos, 2 more videos are in the final stages of editing, and additional videos are being planned. We hope to begin releasing these videos within the next several months. They will be posted on the MenHealing website, plus we will circulate them thru You Tube, Face Book, and other social media platforms.

    If YOU are a WOR Alumni and have an interesting story of healing that YOU would like to share, please contact Jim Struve for more information about how you can participate. We hope this will become an on-going project to continue producing videos of inspiration and hope about the healing journeys of male survivors.


    “After Neverland” – Update

    The Oprah Winfrey program “After Neverland” was aired by HBO on 3/4/19 as a follow-up to the two-part “Beyond Neverland” documentary films that focused on sexual assault of males by Michael Jackson. The studio audience was comprised of 100 male survivors, many of whom were WOR Alumni, and featured an interview with Howard Fradkin, WOR Facilitator Emeritus.


    THIS COMPLETE PROGRAM IS NOW ACCESSIBLE FOR VIEWING DIRECTLY VIA YOU TUBE

    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

    Seeking New MenHealing Sustainer Financial Donors


    Three (3) ways YOU can support MenHealing during Sexual Assault Awareness Month:

    • 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’d appreciate 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.
    • 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

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

    Jim – for the WOR Facilitator Team
    Executive Director
    MenHealing.org
  • 06 Mar 2019 9:13 AM | Master Web (Administrator)

    "After Neverland" Oprah Program Taping

    “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. The movies were aired on the HBO Channel this past Sunday and Monday, 3/3 & 3/4 – and are now available On Demand thru HBO. The PBS News Hour aired an interesting review about this documentary:

    A new documentary is reigniting questions about pop icon Michael Jackson. Airing on HBO, “Leaving Neverland” profiles two men who say Jackson sexually abused them as children. One of them, Wade Robson, testified in Jackson's defense during a trial that saw him acquitted of child-molestation charges. John Yang talks to director Dan Reed about why he wanted to tell the troubling story.   Watch the full PBS segment 

    On Wednesday, 2/27 Oprah Winfrey taped a program – “After Neverland” that was aired on HBO on Monday, 3/4.


    The studio audience was comprised of 100 male survivors, many of whom were WOR Alumni. Oprah interviewed the two male survivors who are the focus of the documentary. In addition, “After Neverland” featured Anthony Edwards, a WOR Alumni and current Vice Chair of 1-in-6 (1-in-6.org ). Also featured in this program is Howard Fradkin, WOR Facilitator Emeritus. Howard offers a summary statement about his experience.

    "Healing is infinitely accentuated when done in community.  On Wednesday, February 27th, Oprah Winfrey once again empowered an entire community of survivors, their families and allies, as we sat together to tape a special show, “After Neverland.” Read more



    Invisible Faces Conference

    Jim Struve - MenHealing Executive Director - will be a Featured Speaker at the 2019 Project Life Conference: “Invisible Faces: Working With Under-served Populations in Human Trafficking.” This day-long symposium – in San Diego on March 28, 2019 - will address special considerations for working with men, boys, LGBTQ, and other under-served populations in Human Trafficking. The focus for Jim’s Presentation will be Understanding the Experiences of Male and LGBTQ Survivors.

    This event is presented by North County Lifeline and is open to first-responders, community members, and anyone working with survivors. For complete schedule and registration link here.

    WOR Alumni Volunteers WANTED for Night of Healing
    at Columbia University

    MenHealing will be collaborating with Taking Back Ourselves (TBO) for an exciting Night of Healing event at Columbia University on April 11th.  We are seeking a couple of WOR Alumni in the New York City area who are available to participate in a Survivor Panel for this event.


    From Mikele Rauch, TBO Executive Director who is coordinating this event:

    "We have two, hopefully three incredible TBO Alumni who will be speaking, and we would like and welcome a man to speak about the gifts and challenges of recovery.

    Also, if you have a piece of art, either from the Weekends or that you have created yourself--or a poem that you have written that you would like to be exhibited, please send me photos so we can determine how to exhibit them."

    If YOU are a WOR Alumnus and are interested and available to participate, please contact Mikele at mikelerauch@gmail.com


    Update about Program Evaluation Project

    Thanks to the large number of WOR Alumni like YOU who have enrolled in the Retrospective Survey to gather program evaluation information about the impact of attending a Weekend of Recovery/Day of Recovery event on your healing journey. Surveys have now been sent to everyone who has enrolled. If you are a WOR Alumnus and did not enroll but still want to do so, enrollment remains open:  https://menhealing.org/page-18171 

    2019 WOR/DOR Events Schedule

    If YOU are interested in attending a Weekend of Recovery or Day of Recovery healing retreat – or if you know a male survivor who could benefit from this resource - please check our schedule of 2019 events.

    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.

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

    Seeking New MenHealing Sustainer Financial Donors

    April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. We are seeking at least 30 new sustainer donors who can pledge a recurring monthly financial contribution of any amount to MenHealing. Please consider whether YOU can join this campaign by making a recurring sustainer pledge and helping us to reach our goal of 30 new recurring sustain supporters by the end of April 2019.



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

    Jim – for the WOR Facilitator Team
    Executive Director
    MenHealing.org
  • 20 Feb 2019 8:04 AM | Master Web (Administrator)

    Outreach Announcement

    To MenHealing Weekends of Recovery Alumni, Friends, and Supporters:

    Program Evaluation Project – Update on Enrollment Invitation

    Thanks to the active outpouring of WOR/DOR Alumni who have already enrolled in the Program Evaluation Project. This Project is designed to gather feedback so we can learn more about Alumni experiences from the 72 WOR/DOR events that have been conducted.


    If you know other Alumni, YOU can help us further expand the pool of participants by forwarding the enrollment invitation to them in case they haven't already heard about this project. The enrollment invitation will also remain open on the MenHealing website for future Alumni to join as well.

    Updates to MenHealing Web Site

    Check out the redesigned WOR/DOR events section of our website.



    If YOU have feedback for additional changes to the MenHealing website, please submit comments and ideas to Jim Struve at
    jim@jimstruve.com  


    WOR Scholarship Fund is Available to Help YOU

    …if YOU are a male survivor

    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 all events.   Registration fee is inclusive of all meals, lodging, and event tuition.

    With scholarship assistance the final cost for attending a Level 1 WOR ranges between $180 -$720 /person for triple occupancy rooms and $210 - $849/person for double occupancy rooms.

    And – we welcome donations to help us maintain an active Scholarship Fund so we can continue to keep our events accessible male survivors who have limited financial resources or who experience financial hardship.



    The full schedule of Weekend of Recovery and Day of Recovery events for 2019

    …is posted at the MenHealing website.


    Registration for the remaining Advanced and Level 1 WOR events in 2019 will each open 4 months prior to the starting date of the event.

    Registration remains open for two 2019 Day of Recovery events that will be available FREE TO MASSACHUSETTS RESIDENTS.  These DORs are a collaboration between the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center and MenHealing.   READ MORE



    Financial Outreach

    …to the many financial donors to MenHealing. We encourage YOU to join our growing community of supporters.

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

    Consider making a financial gift! One-time donations of any amount make a tremendous difference – and we especially welcome new recurring sustainer donations.


    Wewelcome 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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