for Male Survivors of Sexual Trauma
MenHealing Weekends of Recovery are open to any man, 18 or older, who has been sexually victimized as a child and/or assaulted or raped as an adult.
Registration is now open and will remain open until September 4th.
No one will be allowed to attend that cannot produce proof of COVID vaccination or acceptable religious or medical exemption. Required proof must be received at least 2 weeks prior to the event. If exempt then a single room must be booked - no shared reservations. Contact Trisha, our event coordinator if you need to book a single room.
If everyone who registers is vaccinated, we will proceed with masks as optional; if anyone registers who is unvaccinated, then everyone will be required to wear masks.
The registration fee is inclusive of lodging, meals (Sunday noon thru Tuesday lunch), and tuition.
We do not want cost to be a barrier that prevents anyone from attending a Weekend of Recovery. Financial Assistant Grants ranging from 20 – 80% of the registration fee are available upon request. Please apply for a Financial Assistance Grant before registering if you feel that the tuition price is a barrier to attending.
Hope Springs is a 501c3 Not For Profit Retreat Center in Ohio’s Southern Appalachian foothills providing intentional space for mindful, creative, and healthy private group retreats. Hope Springs also sponsors profoundly transformative workshops on topics which include women’s issues, empowered leadership, and personal growth. We have been conducting Weekend of Recovery retreats at Hope Springs since 2007.
What People are Saying About Hope Springs (from Hope Springs website)
The beauty of the people who work here
The Spirit of the Land
The love all around is what makes Hope Springs very special
This was my first time here. I will return.
I felt so loved and cared for in all ways. ~ Retreat attendee
Private meeting spaces are available for all Weekend of Recovery sessions. The weekend is designed to provide a mixture of full participant community activities and small group break out sessions.
Large group sessions are conducted in a wonderfully-designed Studio Building and small groups are conducted in several comfortable physical spaces in the Farmhouse. Special attention is given to creating safe environments that allow participation at whatever level is authentic for each participant.
The Studio Building and Farmhouse provide comfortable lodging.
Hope Springs is carefully integrated into farmland and the forest ecosystem.
The weekend incorporates mindfulness skills as a tool for managing difficult emotions such as anxiety.
Abundant green space and a contemplative labyrinth provide wonderful settings for expanded mindfulness and program activities.
The weekend allows ample leisure time for reflection and to enjoy the restorative setting of an expansive Appalachian Woodland. This woodland sanctuary includes user-friendly trails and creates an environment of solitude. Optional time for meditation walks and a low-impact recreational hike are included in the program agenda.
Careful attention is given to nutritious food. The meals at Hope Springs are delicious cuisine, featuring both animal protein, vegetarian and gluten free options. Special dietary requests are accommodated to insure that each participant has ample, high quality, and enjoyable food throughout the weekend.
For further information about Hope Springs, click here . You can also visit their website for more information.
If you need help navigating the scholarship or registration process, please feel free to email our office coordinator Trisha.
About Weekends of Recovery
Weekend of Recovery (WOR) Retreats provide complementary support for any male – 18 or older – who is a survivor of sexual trauma as a child and/or as an adult. By engaging participants in creating an environment that supports safety needs for male survivors, our program format seeks to acknowledge and 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 Facilitator Team for the 2021 Hope Springs Level 1 WOR is comprised of both male and female facilitators. The facilitators for this event will be Chad Corbley, Sandi Forti, Sharon Imperato, & Jim Struve.
We do not want cost to be a barrier for anyone to attend any of our retreats. 20 - 80% financial assistance grants are available at most Weekends of Recovery. Grants are considered in order of submission. Please apply NOW.
2 nights lodging, meals from Friday lunch thru Sunday lunch, and all program fees.
Double Occupancy Room – cost/person = $1,050
With 20 - 80% Financial Assistance = Final Fee of $210 - $945
Please apply for a grant BEFORE registering – Click for application
An additional 10% assistance can be requested to help defray
The number of grants we can offer is dependent on MenHealing's Financial Assistance Fund balance. Grants are considered in the order received.
Help Support A Survivor Who Has Financial Needs
Many of our participants benefit from the generosity of financial assistance grants. If you are in a position to make a financial contribution to our financial assistance fund, you can make a donation through our website. Thanks for any help you can provide.
If you need help navigating the financial assistance or registration process, please feel free to email our office coordinator Trisha Massa.
Cancellation Policy: Due to the limited number of spaces, please let us know immediately if you will be unable to attend so that we can allow a waiting list registrant to attend.
All cancellations made before 30 days prior to event date will allow refund minus $150 non-refundable deposit; no refunds will be issued during final 30 days prior to event date.
Exceptions to this policy will be considered for instances where your cancellation is due to circumstances related to COVID. Please contact Trisha Massa if this is applicable for your need to cancel.