Upcoming WOR/DOR EVENTS

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

The Weekends of Recovery (WOR) are conducted at locations throughout the United States. Venues are carefully selected with special attention to providing safe environments for positive healing experiences.  Because of the high quality of facilities, the special environment setting, and the superior competency of staff – we have established a unique working relationship with each of the site locations.

The program offers a wide range of activities designed for safety and with attention for how to engage male survivors who may have a long history of isolation. Our events provide a blending of large and small group activities. Visit  What is WOR? for more information.

Days of Recovery are shortened versions of our longer weekend programs.

We do not want cost to be a barrier for anyone to attend any of our retreats.

Registration fees cover the actual costs for conducting a WOR and are not to generate a profit. The fees are inclusive of lodging (two nights), food (seven meals), and program services.
  However, if you are unable to pay the entire cost, we allow you to submit payment for an amount that better reflects your budget.  We do require a minimum payment of 10% of the actual cost. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Online 2022 Spring Day of Connection, March 5, 2022

This single-day event will be conducted virtually via the MenHealing confidential Zoom platform. Registration will be open from December 5, 2021 thru February 19, 2022. This virtual gathering is offered to provide a safe space for male survivors who are isolated or wanting to enhance or grow their connections with other survivors.  Participants will have an opportunity to engage in interactive and experiential activities that are designed to reduce isolation, promote connection, and build community. You are encouraged to register early as space is limited and we expect a high demand. Read more for additional information and details about financial cost.

Alumni Service Project/Hiking Weekend: Best Friends Animal Sanctuary; Kanab, UT April 21 - 24, 2022

This event is open to Alumni from both MenHealing and Taking Back Ourselves Weekends of Recovery. This event will provide an opportunity for survivors who have previously completed a Level 1 WOR to give back in service of healing for precious animals who call the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary their home between homes.   Registration will be open December 21st and remain open until April 7th  and will be limited to 10 participants. The registration fee is inclusive of lodging, meals (Thursday Dinner thru Sunday lunch), and all program fees. No financial assistance is available for this event.

Level 1 Weekend of Recovery, Whidbey Institute, Whidbey Island, WA June 3 - 5, 2022

Whidbey Institute inhabits a classic Northwest Forest, located about one hour north of Seattle and is carefully integrated into gardens and the forest ecosystem. Gardens and a contemplative labyrinth provide a wonderful setting for expanded mindfulness and program activities. Registration will be open on February 3rd, 2022 and remain open until May 20th, 2022 and will be limited to a maximum of 24 participants.

The registration fee is inclusive of lodging, meals (Friday lunch thru Sunday lunch), and all program fees. If you are unable to pay the entire cost, we allow you to submit payment for an amount that better reflects your budget.

Advanced Weekend of Recovery "Embodying Love and Power in Relationships", Alta Lodge, Alta UT August 12 - 14, 2022

Alta Lodge is nestled in a quaint alpine setting at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon, outside Salt Lake City, UT.  This will be our 28th visit to Alta Lodge, which tells you how much we love the facility. Registration will be open on April 12th, 2022 and remain open until July 27th, 2022 and will be limited to a maximum of 28 participants. 

The registration fee is inclusive of lodging, meals (Friday lunch thru Sunday lunch), and all program fees. If you are unable to pay the entire cost, we allow you to submit payment for an amount that better reflects your budget.

Level 1 Weekend of Recovery,  Alta Lodge, Alta UT September 19 - 21, 2022

Alta Lodge is nestled in a quaint alpine setting at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon, outside Salt Lake City, UT.  This will be our 29th visit to Alta Lodge, which tells you how much we love the facility. Registration will be open on May 19th, 2022 and will remain open until September 5th, 2022 and will be limited to a maximum of 24 participants. 

The registration fee is inclusive of lodging, meals (Monday lunch thru Wednesday lunch), and all program fees. If you are unable to pay the entire cost, we allow you to submit payment for an amount that better reflects your budget.

Level 1 Weekend of Recovery, Hope Springs Retreat Center, Hope Springs, OH October 21 - 23, 2022

Hope Springs Retreat Center is located in Ohio’s Southern Appalachian foothills providing intentional space for mindful, creative, and healthy private group retreats. The atmosphere of Hope Springs is relaxed, intimate and informal. This will be our 14th Weekend of Recovery that we have conducted at Hope Springs since 2007.  Registration will be open on June 24th, 2022 and will remain open until October 7th, 2022 and will be limited to a maximum of 22 participants.

The registration fee is inclusive of lodging, meals (Friday lunch thru Sunday lunch), and all program fees. If you are unable to pay the entire cost, we allow you to submit payment for an amount that better reflects your budget.

Online 2022 Fall Day of Connection, November 5, 2022

This single-day event will be conducted virtually via the MenHealing confidential Zoom platform. Registration will be open from July 5, 2022 thru October 19, 2022. This virtual gathering is offered to provide a safe space for male survivors who are isolated or wanting to enhance or grow their connections with other survivors.  Participants will have an opportunity to engage in interactive and experiential activities that are designed to reduce isolation, promote connection, and build community. You are encouraged to register early as space is limited and we expect a high demand. Read more for additional information and details about financial cost.

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