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  • 13 Jun 2022 11:18 AM | Web Master (Administrator)
    SPACES STILL OPEN FOR NEW ONLINE WOR ALUMNI SUPPORT GROUPS

    Registrations close at the end of the day Friday, June 17th for a second series of online WOR Alumni Peer Support Groups to begin in August. These online peer support groups will again be hosted by Alumni Co-Facilitators who have received training to lead online groups. Groups are open to anyone who has attended at least one in-person Weekend of Recovery or one Day of Recovery. 

    For more information click the graphic below


    WOR ALUMNI TESTIMONIALS

    Reminder that we are seeking Testimonials: If you are a Weekend of Recovery Alumni, we want to hear about YOUR experience. We want to amplify YOUR voice as a survivor who has found hope and healing. Please offer a testimonial that will give voice to your lived experience and hopefully reach other male survivors who have yet to experience MenHealing and/or a WOR.  YOUR testimonial can inspire other male survivors to end their isolation, break through their shame, and reach out for support. The submission process is easy – you can include your name or remain anonymous. 


    HOPE SPRINGS, OHIO LEVEL 1 WEEKEND OF RECOVERY REGISTRATION OPEN
    NOW!

    This WOR will be conducted on Friday through Sunday, October 21 – 23, 2022.

    For more information & registration click the image below.

    REGISTRATION FOR 2022 ADVANCED WOR & ALTA LEVEL 1 REMAIN OPEN

    Registration remains open for the 2022 Advanced WOR @ Alta, UT: August 12th – 14th:   (“Exploring Our Connections With Self and Others”). This year’s Advanced WOR is open for partners to attend as well as for Alumni to attend alone.

    Registration remains open for the 2022 Level 1 WOR @ Alta, UT. This WOR will be conducted Monday through Wednesday, September 19th – 21st


    MENHEAING IS COMMITTED TO FINANCIAL ACCESSIBILITY FOR WEEKENDS OF RECOVERY. WE BELIEVE THAT HEALING SHOULD NOT BE IMPEDED BY ECONOMIC LIMITATIONS. THEREFORE, WE ARE OFFERING A “PAY WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD” PRICING STRUCTURE FOR WEEKEND OF RECOVERY EVENTS


    MenHealing is committed to accessibility for all of our resources. As a grassroots organization, 85% of our financial support is received from individual donors and 15% from event registrations. We do not receive any funding from government or foundation grants. Our work is possible because of the generous donations from individuals like YOU.

    YOUR donation can help a survivor attend a Weekend of Recovery:

    • A $295 Donation will pay 25% of the cost for one survivor to attend a WOR

    • A $590 Donation will pay 50% of the cost for one survivor to attend a WOR

    • A $880 Donation will pay 75% of the cost for one survivor to attend a WOR

    • A $1,175 Donation will pay 100% of the cost for one survivor to attend a WOR

    We especially want to thank the growing community of regular sustaining donors.
    Consider whether YOU can join as a recurring donor at any amount.

  • 30 May 2022 9:59 AM | Web Master (Administrator)

    To MenHealing Weekends of Recovery Alumni, Friends, and Supporters


    OUTREACH TO WOR ALUMNI

    TESTIMONIALS REQUESTED. If you are a Weekend of Recovery Alumnus, we want to hear about YOUR experience. We want to amplify YOUR voice as a survivor who has found hope and healing. Please offer a testimonial about your lived experience. YOUR voice will reach other male survivors who have yet to experience MenHealing and/or a WOR.  YOUR testimonial can inspire others to end their isolation, break through their shame, and reach out for support. The submission process is easy – you can include your name or remain anonymous.


    NEW ONLINE WOR ALUMNI SUPPORT GROUPS. Registration remains open through June 17th for a second series of online WOR Alumni Peer Support Groups. These online peer support groups will begin in August and again will be hosted by Alumni Co-Facilitators who have received training to lead online groups. Groups are open to anyone who has attended at least one in-person Weekend of Recovery or one Day of Recovery. For more information click the image below


    YOU CAN HELP!!

    HELP EXPAND THE VISIBILITY OF MENHEALING. In March, MenHealing was awarded the Gold Seal of Transparency from Guidestar.  This is a great accomplishment and will assist us in funding outreach from potential donors. Next task is to seek a top rating from GreatNonprofits.com . This requires that we get positive reviews from a minimum of 10 people.  YOU COULD HELP BY BEING ONE OF THESE PEOPLE!!!!

    The process is simple: just go to this link and create a review. You might have to create an account.


    LOOKING FOR NEW PART-TIME STAFF. As MenHealing expands our efforts for outreach, we are seeking part-time help from someone who has Development and Fundraising skills. If that is YOU, please call and leave us a voicemail at 801-829-1162 or submit an email. Tell us a little about yourself, your skills, and your interest in working with MenHealing

     ALTA, UT. LEVEL 1 WEEKEND OF RECOVERY REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

    Registration for this year’s Alta Level 1 WOR IS now open. This WOR will be conducted Monday thru Wednesday, September 19 – 21, 2022.

    REGISTRATION FOR 2022 ADVANCED WOR REMAINS OPEN

    Registration remains open for the 2022 Advanced WOR @ Alta, UT August 12th – 14th:   (“Exploring Our Connections With Self and Others”). This year’s Advanced WOR is open to WOR Alumni.  Partners are also invited to attend this advanced weekend and need not be an Alumni.

    MENHEALING IS COMMITTED TO FINANCIAL ACCESSIBILITY FOR
    WEEKENDS OF RECOVERY. WE BELIEVE THAT HEALING
    SHOULD NOT BE IMPEDED BY ECONOMIC LIMITATIONS. THEREFORE,
    WE ARE OFFERING A “PAY WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD” PRICING STRUCTURE FOR WEEKEND OF RECOVERY EVENTS.


    YOUR donation can help a survivor attend a Weekend of Recovery:

         A $295 Donation will pay 25% of the cost for one survivor to attend a WOR

         A $590 Donation will pay 50% of the cost for one survivor to attend a WOR

         A $880 Donation will pay 75% of the cost for one survivor to attend a WOR

         A $1,175 Donation will pay 100% of the cost for one survivor to attend a WOR

    MenHealing is committed to accessibility for all of our resources. As a grassroots organization, 85% of our financial support is received from individual donors and 15% from event registrations. We do not receive any funding from government or foundation grants. Our work is possible because of the generous donations from individuals like YOU.

    We especially want to thank the growing community of regular sustaining donors. Consider whether YOU can join as a recurring donor at any amount.

    Remember, YOU can forward this newsletter to anyone or any organization that you think might be interested. Thanks for spreading the word!

    We welcome YOUR FEEDBACK and any ideas about our work via: contact@menhealing.org

    Jim Struve

    Executive Director, MenHealing/Weekend of Recovery

  • 17 May 2022 9:26 AM | Web Master (Administrator)

    REGISTRATION OPENS FOR NEW ONLINE WOR ALUMNI SUPPORT GROUPS

    Following the successful completion of the first series of online WOR Alumni Peer Support Groups, we are thrilled to announce a second series. The online peer support groups will again be hosted by Alumni Co-Facilitators who have received training to lead online groups. Groups are open to anyone who has attended at least one in-person Weekend of Recovery or one Day of Recovery. For more information

    “TRANS AND NONBINARY SURVIVORS SPEAK OUT LIVE EVENT” VIDEO IS AVAILABLE TO VIEW

    The video of this exciting outreach event is now available to view. This Live Event was conducted on 4/11/22 and includes dynamic presentations from four survivors. Beginning June 1st, videos for each individual presenter will also be posted to our YouTube Channel and circulated via our social media networks.

    The video can also be viewed with Spanish subtitles here.

    “ROAD TO HEALING: STORIES OF MALE SURVIVORSHIP” VIDEO IS AVAILABLE TO VIEW

    This virtual live event that was conducted on 4/13/22 as a collaboration between MenHealing and Massachusetts-based Center for Hope and Healing. A “Voices of Healing” video was featured, followed by a panel discussion of Weekend of Recovery Alumni.


    BEST FRIENDS SERVICE PROJECT UPDATE

    MenHealing is committed to active engagement with other social justice issues that intersect with our mission. For that purpose, we have established a collaborative relationship with the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, UT.  Facilitators and Alumni conducted our second annual Volunteer Service Project during the weekend of April 22nd – 24th. Some descriptive writings about this experience working with abused and neglected animals have been posted to our MenHealing Blog


    WHIDBEY, WA. LEVEL 1 WEEKEND OF RECOVERY REGISTRATION CLOSES ON MAY 20th 

    Registration for this weekend closes in two days, on Friday, May 20th. This WOR will be conducted on June 3rd – 5th . Whidbey Institute is located near Seattle.


    ALTA, UT. LEVEL 1 WEEKEND OF RECOVERY REGISTRATION OPENS ON MAY 19th

    Registration for this year’s Alta Level 1 WOR opens today!  Please note the dates for this WOR that were included in the 5/4 Newsletter were wrong – the correct dates are Monday thru Wednesday, September 19 – 21, 2022.  For more information.


    REGISTRATION FOR 2022 ADVANCED WOR REMAINS OPEN

    Registration remains open for the 2022 Advanced WOR @ Alta, UT: August 12th – 14th:   (“Exploring Our Connections With Self and Others”). This year’s Advanced WOR is open to partners to attend as well as to Alumni to attend single.


    MENHEAING IS COMMITTED TO FINANCIAL ACCESSIBILITY FOR WEEKENDS OF RECOVERY. WE BELIEVE THAT HEALING SHOULD NOT BE IMPEDED BY ECONOMIC LIMITATIONS. THEREFORE, WE ARE OFFERING A “PAY WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD” PRICING STRUCTURE FOR WEEKEND OF RECOVERY EVENTS.

    YOUR donation can help a survivor attend a Weekend of Recovery:

         A $295 Donation will pay 25% of the cost for one survivor to attend a WOR

         A $590 Donation will pay 50% of the cost for one survivor to attend a WOR

         A $880 Donation will pay 75% of the cost for one survivor to attend a WOR

         A $1,175 Donation will pay 100% of the cost for one survivor to attend a WOR

    MenHealing is committed to accessibility for all of our resources. As a grassroots organization, 85% of our financial support is received from individual donors and 15% from event registrations. We do not receive any funding from government or foundation grants. Our work is possible because of the generous donations from individuals like YOU.

    We especially want to thank the growing community of regular sustaining donors. Consider whether YOU can join as a recurring donor at any amount.

     

  • 03 May 2022 1:10 PM | Web Master (Administrator)

    NEW MENHEALING “SKILLS FOR HEALING” VIDEO IS RELEASED

    We are expanding our “Skills for Healing” video library. AWARENESS is the first of a new six-part series to focus on somatic skills. Each video will be led by Rich Sims, WOR Facilitator.

    The initial three videos in this series are made possible by a grant from The Ohio State University Office of Outreach & Engagement and in cooperation with Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.

    This video can also be viewed with Spanish subtitles.

    “TRANS AND NONBINARY SURVIVORS SPEAK OUT LIVE EVENT” VIDEO WILL BE RELEASED SOON

    The video of this exciting outreach event – conducted on 4/11/22 includes dynamic presentations from four survivors. It will be posted on our YouTube page soon.  Individual videos of each survivor will also be available for access beginning June 1st.

    NEW PART-TIME SUPPORT STAFF POSITION AVAILABLE 

    As MenHealing expands our efforts for outreach, we are seeking part-time help from someone who has Development and Fundraising skills. If that is YOU, please call and leave us a voicemail at 801-829-1162 or submit an email.  Tell us a little about yourself, your skills, and your interest in working with MenHealing.

    MENHEALING IS COMMITTED TO FINANCIAL ACCESSIBILITY FOR WEEKENDS OF RECOVERY. WE BELIEVE THAT HEALING SHOULD NOT BE IMPEDED BY ECONOMIC LIMITATIONS. THEREFORE, WE ARE OFFERING A “PAY WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD” PRICING STRUCTURE FOR WEEKEND OF RECOVERY EVENTS. Read more . . .

    YOUR donation can help a survivor attend a Weekend of Recovery:

         A $295 Donation will pay 25% of the cost for one survivor to attend a WOR

         A $590 Donation will pay 50% of the cost for one survivor to attend a WOR

         A $880 Donation will pay 75% of the cost for one survivor to attend a WOR

         A $1,175 donation will pay 100% of the cost for one survivor to attend a WOR

    WHIDBEY, WA. LEVEL 1 WEEKEND OF RECOVERY REGISTRATION CLOSES ON MAY 20th 

    Registration for the Level 1 WOR in Whidbey Island closes on Friday, May 20th. This WOR will be conducted on June 3rd – 5th . Whidbey Institute is located near Seattle.

    ALTA, UT. LEVEL 1 WEEKEND OF RECOVERY REGISTRATION OPENS ON MAY 19th

    Registration for this year’s Alta Level 1 WOR opens on May 19th – Please note that this WOR is conducted on a Monday thru Wednesday, September 21 – 23, 2022.  For more information.

    REGISTRATION FOR 2022 ADVANCED WOR REMAINS OPEN

    Registration remains open for the 2022 Advanced WOR @ Alta, UT: August 12th – 14th:   (“Exploring Our Connections With Self and Others”). This year’s Advanced WOR is open to partners to attend as well as to Alumni.

    BEST FRIENDS SERVICE PROJECT A SUCCESS

    Facilitators and Alumni who work with MenHealing provided volunteer service work for the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, UT. from April 22nd – 24th.  Look for more information about this wonderful weekend experience working with abused and neglected animals in our 5/18 Newsletter.

    MenHealing is committed to accessibility for all of our resources. As a grassroots organization, 85% of our financial support is received from individual donors and 15% from event registrations. We do not receive any funding from government or foundation grants. Our work is possible because of the generous donations from individuals like YOU.

    We especially want to thank the growing community of regular sustaining donors. Consider becoming a monthly or quarterly recurring donor in honor of April Sexual Assault Awareness Month. 

    Remember, YOU can forward this newsletter to anyone or any organization that you think might be interested. Thanks for spreading the word!

    We welcome YOUR FEEDBACK and any ideas about our work via: contact@menhealing.org

    Jim Struve

    Executive Director, MenHealing/Weekend of Recovery

  • 18 Apr 2022 1:56 PM | Web Master (Administrator)

    MENHEALING IS COMMITTED TO FINANCIAL ACCESSIBILITY FOR WEEKENDS OF RECOVERY. WE BELIEVE THAT HEALING SHOULD NOT BE IMPEDED BY ECONOMIC LIMITATIONS. THEREFORE, WE ARE OFFERING A “PAY WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD” PRICING STRUCTURE FOR WEEKEND OF RECOVERY EVENTS. 

    2022 REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN

    June 3 – 5: Level 1 WOR @ Whidbey Institute, WA.


    August 12 – 14: Advanced WOR @ Alta, UT.  (“Exploring Our Connections With Self and Others”) – open to partners to attend.


    Also open for registration:  May Series of Art & Mixed Media Workshop Series (virtual online access)


    COLLABORATION IN ACTION

    MenHealing maintains an active commitment to collaboration with other organizations that are working on ending sexual violence and promoting healing. This issue we feature two current examples:

    ISABEL AND THE RUNAWAY TRAIN

    MenHealing is a participating sponsor of this Austin, TX-based musical theater production with accompanying “train” - ing programs that teach people how to support survivors of sexual maltreatment in their personal and professional lives. This local and livestreamed dramedy is coming to life on stage April 21st – 30th as part of the City of Austin’s prestigious Artist Access Program.

    Website for more information: IsabelandtheRunawayTrain.org

    Link to purchase tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/211885082987


    REDWHITEANDBRUISED CAMPAIGN

    MenHealing has endorsed this national campaign calling for a series of policies to quell the epidemic of sexual assault in the military.  The campaign – launched by Never Alone (www.neveraloneadvocacy.org ) during Sexual Assault Awareness Month – is bringing together advocates, survivors and supporters in a historical collaboration to stop military abuse of power.

    KEEP YOUR EYE OUT FOR NEW VIDEOS COMING SOON!

    Trans and Nonbinary Survivors Speak Out Live Event (from 4/10)

    Road to Healing: Stories of Mae Survivorship (from 4/13)

    Skills for Healing (Breath Awareness)

    We are committed to accessibility for all of our resources. As a grassroots organization, 85% of our financial support is received from individual donors and 15% from event registrations. We do not receive any funding from government or foundation grants. Our work is possible because of the generous donations from individuals like YOU.

    We especially want to thank the growing community of regular sustaining donors. Consider becoming a monthly or quarterly recurring donor in honor of April Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  

  • 05 Apr 2022 8:54 AM | Web Master (Administrator)

    LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER

    …for 2022 Sexual Assault Awareness Month events…

    On April 10th, YOU will be truly inspired by this 90-minute TRANS AND NONBINARY SURVIVORS SPEAK OUT LIVE EVENT (a collaboration between MenHealing and FORGE).  Free registration is open until time of the event (7 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. CT / 5 pm. MT / 4 p.m. PT).

    On April 13th, MenHealing and the Center for Hope and Healing are collaborating for the ROAD TO HEALING: STORIES OF MALE SUVRIVORSHIP. This Live Event will include the “Beyond Survival: Voices of Healing” video that features Richard Smith, MenHealing Anti-Racism Educator plus a panel with several WOR Alumni. This program will include discussion of the intersection of sexual violence and criminal legal systems. Free registration is now open.

    ARTS & MIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP SERIES

    Since announcing our new Art & Mixed Media Workshop series in December, the reception has been great. The workshops are facilitated by Margaret Hunter. Don’t miss this innovative opportunity for connection with other male survivor. You do not have to attend all of the series; each one is a stand alone, 4 week online workshop.

    We are conducting the last one in this series in May and registration is now open (donation requested).   If May does not work for you, we will announce soon when another series opens.


    REGISTRATION OPEN FOR WHIDBEY LEVEL 1 WEEKEND OF RECOVERY

    REGISTRATION OPENS ON 4/12 FOR 2022 ADVANCED WEEKEND OF RECOVERY

    The theme of this year’s Advanced WOR is “EXPLORING OUR CONNECTIONS WITH SELF AND OTHERS and will focus on providing participants with the skills to balance and integrate being both loving and powerful in relationships. If you have a partner, they are welcome and encouraged – but not required - to attend as well. If you are single, this weekend is designed to help you equally as well. Registration opens 4/12.

    OUR NEW “PAY WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD” REGISTRATION PROCESS INCREASES ACCESSIBILITY FOR 2022 WORs

    If you are unable to pay the actual cost for an event, 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.

    We are committed to accessibility for all of our resources. As a grassroots organization, 85% of our financial support is received from individual donors and 15% from event registrations. We do not receive any funding from government or foundation grants. Our work is possible because of the generous donations from individuals like YOU.

    We especially want to thank the growing community of regular sustaining donors. Consider becoming a monthly or quarterly recurring donor in honor of April Sexual Assault Awareness Month. 

    Remember, YOU can forward this newsletter to anyone or any organization that you think might be interested. Thanks for spreading the word!

    We welcome YOUR FEEDBACK and any ideas about our work via: contact@menhealing.org

    Jim Struve

    Executive Director, MenHealing/Weekend of Recovery

  • 22 Mar 2022 9:39 AM | Web Master (Administrator)

    MENHEALING IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE SEVERAL
    COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS DURING
    APRIL 2022 SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH

    REGISTRATION OPEN FOR
    “TRANS AND NONBINARY SURVIVORS SPEAK OUT!”

    Four trans and nonbinary survivors of sexual abuse/assault will share their stories of resilience and healing in this Live Premiere event on April 10th :   6:00 – 7:30 p.m. America/Chicago

    The Live Premiere (free access via ZOOM access) is the culmination of four months of workshops, sharing, growth, and connection. Each presenters’ powerful story emerges in a unique, dynamic way through prose, poetry, spoken word, art, mixed media, movement, and dance.

    The Trans & Nonbinary Survivors Speak Out project was collaboratively developed and facilitated by team members from FORGE and MenHealing.

    SAVE THE DATE: 
    “THE ROAD TO HEALING: STORIES OF MALE SURVIVORSHIP”

    MenHealing and The Center for Hope and Healing (Lowell, MA) are collaborating to conduct this live event on Wednesday, April 13th : 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. America/Boston

    This live event (free registration via Zoom access) will feature the “Voices of Healing: Richard’s Story” video plus a panel discussion with four Weekend of Recovery Alumni. Watch your inbox for official announcement and link for registration.

    REGISTRATION OPEN:
    “MEN SURVIVOR EXPERIENCE FROM SURVIVORS THEMSELVES”

    Men survivors of sexual violence will share their experiences, impacts, healing, and answer your questions. This live event (free registration via Zoom access) is a collaboration between Boston Area Rape Crisis Center and MenHealing: Thursday, March 24th : 7:00 p.m. America/Boston. Sharon Imperato (MenHealing Facilitator and BARCC Project Director of Clinical Training and Technical Assistance) will be moderator for Richard and Jim,  each of whom are survivors and WOR Alumni.

    We are proud to announce that MenHealing
    has met the standards to be awarded the
    Gold Seal of Transparency from Guidestar/Candid.

    GuideStar is revolutionizing philanthropy and nonprofit practice by providing information that advances transparency, enabling users to make better decisions, and encouraging charitable giving. The website is used by over 10 million individuals and corporations each year to analyze where they would like to direct their charitable contributions. Additionally it is used by Amazon Smile, Facebook, Network for Good, Crowdrise, and the Fidelity, Schwab and Vanguard donor-advised funds to determine non-profit status for receiving aggregate and trust contributions.

    REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR
    WHIDBEY LEVEL 1 WEEKEND OF RECOVERY

    Please note that we have implemented our new “Pay What Can Afford” registration process for our 2022 WORs:  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.

    A reminder that MenHealing is a grassroots organization. 85% of our financial support is received from individual donors and 15% from event registrations. We do not receive any funding from government or foundation grants. Our work is possible because of the generous donations from individuals like YOU.

    We especially want to thank the growing community of regular sustaining donors. We encourage YOU to become a monthly or quarterly recurring donor.  Recurring financial support is exceptionally valuable in 2022 as we implement our new “Pay What You Can Afford” event registration fee structure.

  • 08 Mar 2022 10:28 AM | Web Master (Administrator)

    To MenHealing Weekends of Recovery Alumni, Friends, and Supporters

    We invite you to view our new PROMOTIONAL VIDEO FOR UPCOMING WEEKEND OF RECOVERY EVENTS. This brief video provides an engaging visual teaser about the in-person events we have scheduled during the first half of 2022. Thanks to Jordan Masciangelo (WOR Alumnus and MenHealing Creative Director) for his creative work on this production.

    If you have not already done so: a reminder to access the more in-depth video (thirty minutes) about the Weekends of Recovery.

    CELEBRATING TWENTY YEARS OF HEALING VIDEO features several WOR Alumni and Facilitators sharing their experiences about the profound healing impacts of the Weekends of Recovery. This video was released in October 2021 after the Twentieth Year Anniversary of the WOR program.

    MenHealing continues to expand our services beyond the flagship Weekends of Recovery program. Check out the landing page for our ever-growing HOME PROJECT (HEALING OUTREACH FOR MEN EVERYWHERE).


    Since September 2021, the HOME project has twice released information about the impact of sexual assault and resources for recovery to 45,000 incarcerated individuals in Ohio State Prisons. Information is uploaded and distributed via individual computer tablets. Learn more

    A reminder that MenHealing is a grassroots organization. 85% of our financial support is received from individual donors and 15% from event registrations. We do not receive any funding from government or foundation grants. Our work is possible because of the generous donations from individuals like YOU!

     We especially want to thank the growing community of regular sustaining donors. We encourage YOU to become a monthly or quarterly recurring donor.  Recurring financial support is exceptionally valuable in 2022 as we implement our new “Pay What You Can Afford” event registration fee structure.

  • 23 Feb 2022 4:00 AM | Web Master (Administrator)

    COMING SOON:   EXPANSION OF SUPPORT GROUPS

    During the summer of 2021, we recruited eight Weekend of Recovery Alumni and prepared them to be Peer Leaders to co-facilitate our new online Support Groups. Four WOR Alumni Support Groups were launched in the fall. The eight month sixteen-session series of groups have been a tremendous success and will conclude at the end of April.


    Stayed tuned for up-coming announcements from MenHealing about openings for a new series of WOR Alumni Support Groups. In addition, we are planning to launch a new shorter series of Support Groups that will expand access for any male survivor who is seeking a support group with on-line access.

    FEEDBACK REQUESTED FROM NEWSLETTER READERS

    We are increasing our efforts to reach new audiences to alert them about resources available from MenHealing. Therefore, we are searching for Conferences, Events, and Organizational Newsletters/List Servs that provide opportunities for placement of simple visual ads.   We welcome feedback from YOU with suggestions and information for any contacts we might research.  Submit your input to Trisha Massa, MenHealing Outreach Coordinator:  trishamassa@weekendsofrecovery.org

    Thanks in advance for your help to expand our outreach to underserved survivors.

    FACILITATOR TEAM AND BOARD CONDUCT MID-WINTER RETREATS

    Both Facilitator Team and Board have added mid-winter retreats to their schedule. This allows each group to conduct two yearly working sessions for more in-depth growth and development. The Facilitator Team met in early February with a focus on deepening connection, community, and collaboration.


    The Board is scheduled to meet in early April. The Board will focus on how the Board can prepare for MenHealing’s growth, and our commitment to holding the organization’s values in our structure as we grow.


    Both Facilitators and Board will meet again in August for their annual summer retreats. We are grateful to all members of the Facilitator Team and Board for their commitment to do the work required for maintaining healthy interpersonal relationships and for holding ourselves accountable to congruence between our core values and the reality of our real-life organizational work.

    TWO OPTIONS FOR WAYS TO SUPPORT MENHEALING

    85% of our current financial resources are received from grassroots supporters like YOU. Please consider two simple ways that you can join our growing community of donors – or that you can increase the value of your support.

    • Consider becoming a recurring donor – any amount of contribution you can afford is valuable
    • Please check here to see if your employer offers matching gifts. If not, consider asking them to institute a matching program.

    For more information about these options, please contact our finance manager.

    One example of how YOUR grassroots financial support will help male survivors to heal: beginning with 2022 events, we have implemented a new financial structure for registration that allows participants to “pay what you can afford”… read more

  • 09 Feb 2022 6:00 AM | Web Master (Administrator)

    2022 HEALING EVENTS OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

    Registration is now open for several healing events that are scheduled for the first six months of 2022:

    Whidbey Institute Level 1 Weekend of Recovery
    (near Seattle, WA):  June 6/3 – 6/5/22

    Day of Connection (virtual online access): 3/5/22

    Alumni Service Project & Hiking Weekend
    at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
    (Kanab, UT): 4/21 – 4/24/22
    (Open to MenHealing AND Taking Back Ourselves alumni)

    MENHEALING FACILITATORS ENGAGED IN COMMUNITY WORK FOR SOCIAL GOOD

    Many members of our Facilitator Team are engaged in tremendous work for social good that extends beyond their work with MenHealing, either via their full-time professional career or through additional volunteer service work. Today we acknowledge KENTON KIRBY who was recently featured in a New York Times article about an innovation program that responds to gun violence. Read more… (Note: if you do not already have a subscription to the New York Times you can create a free account to access this article).  It is such an honor to have Kenton on our team.

    FINAL UPDATE ABOUT 90/90 END OF 2021 FUNDING CAMPAIGN

    Thanks again to each of YOU who donated to the MenHealing $90,000 in 90 Days Campaign! Because of your support we surpassed our goal!

    Donations directly support:

    • Hundreds of survivors to attend future Weekends of Recovery
    • Dozens more alumni and other survivors will have access to online Peer Support Groups 
    • Thousands of survivors and allies will be reached through initiatives such as videos, storytelling, social media outreach, and events
    • 5% of the 90/90 donations will be added to the MenHealing Endowment Fund

    85% of our funding is received from individual grassroots donors and 15% from event registrations. NO income is currently received from foundation or government grants.

    Many of our staff provide their services as volunteers and we maintain parity amongst those staff who are paid for their work

    Thanks for helping us to maintain financial health and sustainability.

    Please consider ways YOU can support MenHealing throughout the year

    • Join the growing community of monthly recurring donors by contributing at any level
    • Explore the option of Employer Matching Funds

    Remember, YOU can forward this newsletter to anyone or any organization that you think might be interested. Thanks for spreading the word!

    We welcome YOUR FEEDBACK and any ideas about our work via: contact@menhealing.org

    Jim Struve

    Executive Director, MenHealing/Weekend of Recovery

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