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.
Please note that check-in is from 8 - 10 a.m. Sunday morning; the event begins Sunday at 10 a.m. and ends Tuesday at 3:00 p.m.
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.
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 2021 Alta Level 1 WOR is being planned as an in-person event. The number of participants and staff will be dependent upon the CDC recommendations for COVID precautions at the time of the event. We will finalize all matters concerning size of the event, lodging arrangements, and pricing by early May.
Registration is now open and will remain open until September 4th.
The registration fee is inclusive of lodging, meals (Sunday noon thru Tuesday lunch), and tuition. Please be aware of Alta Lodge Transportation information before registering.
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 for the 2021 Alta Level 1 WOR. An additional 10% in assistance can be requested to help defray transportation costs.
Please apply for a Financial Assistance Grant before registering if you feel that the tuition price is a barrier to attending.
Alta Lodge is nestled in a quaint alpine setting at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon, outside Salt Lake City, UT. The Lodge is part of a rare tradition of country inns where the attentiveness and warmth of family hoteliers is combined with the pleasures of excellent dining and comfortable surroundings. The atmosphere of the Alta Lodge is relaxed, intimate and informal. This will be our 27th visit to Alta Lodge, which tells you how much we love the facility.
Located at 8,600 feet (2,700 meters) at the base of the Alta Ski Area in Utah's Wasatch Mountains, the setting offers gorgeous surroundings and spectacular mountain views. During September, the trees are usually in the prime of their fall colors, adding to the beauty of this setting.
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 an adjacent building with a full wall of windows that views a 10,000 foot mountain. Small groups are conducted in comfortable physical spaces in the Lodge. Special attention is given to creating safe environments that allow participation at whatever level is authentic for each participant.
The weekend incorporates mindfulness skills as a tool for managing difficult emotions such as anxiety. The mountain environment provides a wonderful settings for expanded mindfulness and program activities.
The weekend allows ample leisure time for reflection and to enjoy the restorative quality of this mountain ecosystem. Optional time for meditation walks and a low-impact recreational hike are included in the program agenda.
Meals at Alta Lodge are of the highest quality. The outstanding cuisine will certainly be one highlight of your Weekend of Recovery. Special dietary requests are easily available. All of your food and snacks are included in your registration fees.
For further information about Alta Lodge, click here. You can also visit their website for more information.
You are encouraged to register early as our weekends frequently fill quickly.
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 Alta Level 1 WOR is comprised of both male and female facilitators; Uma Dorn, Brian McCloud, Jim Struve, and Diana Thomas.
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 for the 2021 Alta Level 1 WOR reducing the cost to as low as $210.0 An additional 10% in assistance can be requested to help defray transportation costs. Applications are considered in the order they are received. Please apply before registering.
2 nights lodging, meals from Sunday lunch thru Tuesday lunch, and all program fees.
Pricing for all room occupancy options will be determined and posted to website by early May 2021
The number and amounts of Financial Assistance 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 scholarship assistance. If you are in a position to make a financial contribution to our Assistance fund, you can make a donation through our website. Thanks for any help you can provide.
All cancellation requests for the 2021 Alta Level 1 WOR will be evaluated on a case by case basis. We will work with each individual to determine a fair level of refund.
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.