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  • 01/24/2023 5:01 PM | Web Master (Administrator)

    To MenHealing Weekends of Recovery Alumni, Friends, and Supporters

    GROWING OUR SOCIAL MEDIA OUTREACH

    We are focusing new energy on expanding our use of social media platforms to reach survivors and allies. Timothy du Vall-Brown – WOR Alumnus and MenHealing Social Media Manager - is offering his creative talents to help us expand our reach in the virtual universe. We invite you to watch two examples of recent short innovative videos.

                      

    The best way YOU can help us GROW our social media is to follow us, like and comment on our posts, and ask a few friends to follow us!




    GETTING ACQUAINTED WITH BEST FRIENDS

    MenHealing’s commitment to collaboration remains a priority in action as well as word. A powerful example is our annual Best Friends Service Project, when MenHealing Staff, Alumni, & Friends provide three days of volunteer time helping abused and neglected animals. Here is a brief heart-touching video that provides a glimpse of our service work from previous years:


    To learn more about Best Friends, check out this recent short video that features Piggy Paradise, an example of sanctuary services provided for over 1600 animals:

    Only 2 more spaces are available if you are interested in registering to join us for the 2023 Best Friends Service Project  (4/20 – 4/23/23)

    GETTING ACQUAINTED WITH THE MENHEALING BLOG

    Our website includes a blog specifically for survivors and their allies. In the most recent post - How Many of Us Are There?  - Jim Struve responds to questions concerning the estimates for male survivors of sexual violence. Mike Davis  WOR Alumnus and MenHealing Blog Editor - welcomes your suggestions and submissions for the blog including stories, poems, art work, interviews, book reviews and essays.   

    You can contact him at mikedavis@weekendsofrecovery.org. Check out past posts by clicking the blog tab on the MenHealing webpage.

    NEWEST RELEASE OF “JUST HEALING” PODCAST


    Available this Friday, the newest episode of MenHealing’s JUST HEALING podcast dives deep into healing conversations with writer, thinker, activist and male-engagement specialist, Jayvon Howard. JUST HEALING is led by Weekend of Recovery alumni Richard Smith and Jordan Masciangelo in an effort to help expand and evolve MenHealing’s reach and spread the message of hope and healing to more and more survivors.

    Listen to all four previous episodes of JUST HEALING by visiting the podcast tab on our website and don’t miss Episode 05 with Jayvon Howard this Friday!

    LAST CALL TO HELP REACH OUR GOAL FOR 100/100 CAMPAIGN

    All donations received thru January 31st will be calculated as contributions to our recent campaign to raise $100K during the final 100 days of 2022. It’s not too late for you to make a tremendous difference. SHOW UP FOR OTHER MALE SURVIVORS and help us close the gap in the shortfall for the 2022 Campaign.

    YOU can make a difference:  YOUR DONATION OF ANY AMOUNT WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR MALE SURVIVORS: one…human…at…a…time.

    Thanks for your investment in supporting MenHealing to provide resources of hope and healing for men and male-identified survivors.


    REMEMBER THAT FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS FROM INDIVIDUAL DONORS LIKE YOU ARE THE LIFEBLOOD THAT ALLOWS MENHEALING TO CONTINUE OUR WORK. 85% OF OUR BUDGET IS RECEIVED FROM INDIVIDUAL DONORS; 15% OF OUR BUDGET IS RECEIVED FROM EVENT REGISTRATIONS. WE DO NOT RECEIVE FUNDING FROM FOUNDATIONS OR GOVERNMENT GRANTS. MALE SURVIVORS DEPEND UPON YOUR SUPPORT. Help us reach our goal of $100K

    Here are some ways YOUR donation contributes directly to help a survivor heal:

    • A $35 Donation will pay for six re-usable water bottles given to survivors at a WOR
    • A $50 Donation will pay for ten personal journals given to survivors at a WOR
    • A $200 Donation will pay for one month subscription for ZOOM platform used by MenHealing
    • 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.

    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

  • 01/10/2023 8:44 AM | Web Master (Administrator)

    SHOW UP FOR OTHER MALE SURVIVORS


    We were not successful at reaching our goal of raising $100K during the final 100 Days of 2022. But, it’s not too late. All financial contributions received during January will count towards our $100K goal. YOU can still help us reach our goal.

    YOUR DONATION OF ANY AMOUNT WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR MALE SURVIVORS.

    CLICK HERE TO DONATE

    Thanks for your investment in supporting MenHealing to provide resources of hope and healing for men and male-identified survivors.

    NEW WEBSITE LANDING PAGE FOR SURVIVOR SUPPORT GROUPS


    As the Support Groups project continues to grow, we’ve added a landing page at our website.

    To learn everything you need to know about our support groups and to sign up for future groups, please click HERE.

    Since 2021,

           we have conducted six Alumni Support Groups, each group meeting for fifteen sessions

           two new Alumni Support Groups will begin in February

           trial Partner Support Groups are being conducted during January thru March

           plans are underway to launch six-eight session groups for survivors who have not attended a Weekend of Recovery

    As we continue to evolve and expand our support group resources, we welcome any feedback  free to contact us HERE.

    WEEKENDS OF RECOVERY EVENTS SCHEDULE FOR 2023


    2023 marks the  22nd year of our Weekends of Recovery program! Here are a few of our upcoming events…

         We are expanding our services to reach underserved populations of men and male-identified survivors. The Melanated Survivors WOR (spring 2023) is planned as a healing and community-building experience for healers and survivors of color. For more information, contact Richard Smith or Kenton Kirby.

         Service work offers dynamic engagement for healing. Best Friends Service Project (April 2023) is an opportunity for WOR/DOR Alumni and MenHealing Facilitators, Board, and Support Staff to share service to Best Friends, the premiere organization that provides services for abused and neglected animals. Register soon, as only a few spaces remain available.

         Advanced WOR (August 2023): This year’s theme will focus on Empowering Love and Power in Relationships and will again be open for partners also to attend. Registration opens April 4th.

         Level 1 WOR (September 2023):  A healing environment for adult men and male-identified survivors to acquire skills, increase connection, and join a community of survivors. Registration opens May 18th.

    ThePay What You Can Afford payment structure was launched in 2022 will continue in 2023 to make our healing resources more accessible for survivors who experience financial barriers and difficulties

    CALL FOR SURVIVOR ARTWORK SUBMISSIONS


    An exciting virtual Art Exhibit featuring creative expressions by male survivors is planned for April 2023. This project was launched by Our Wave and includes collaborative participation also with MenHealing, MaleSurvivor, I Am Man, and Survivors & Mates Support Network. Men and male-identified survivors are invited to submit creative materials to share their healing journey in the form of pictures, text, or video. Click the image below to read more and submit your work.


    OTHER RESOURCES TO ACCESS


    Richard Smith continues to host Just Healing, our podcast series focused on the intersection of healing and social justice. Episodes released the last Friday of each month featuring survivors, healers, and change agents from across the country.


    Visit the expansive MenHealing Video Library, featuring men and male-identified survivors sharing incredible healing stories of hope and inspiration.

    REMEMBER THAT FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS FROM INDIVIDUAL DONORS LIKE YOU ARE THE LIFEBLOOD THAT ALLOWS MENHEALING TO CONTINUE OUR WORK. 85% OF OUR BUDGET IS RECEIVED FROM INDIVIDUAL DONORS; 15% OF OUR BUDGET IS RECEIVED FROM EVENT REGISTRATIONS. WE DO NOT RECEIVE FUNDING FROM FOUNDATIONS OR GOVERNMENT GRANTS. MALE SURVIVORS DEPEND UPON YOUR SUPPORT. Help us reach our goal of $100K.

    Here are some ways YOUR donation contributes directly to help a survivor heal:

         $35 pays for six reusable water bottles given to survivors at a WOR

         $50 pays for ten personal journals given to survivors at a WOR

         $200 pays for one month subscription for ZOOM platform used by MenHealing

         $295 pays 25% of the cost for one survivor to attend an in-person WOR

         $590 pays 50% of the cost for one survivor to attend an in-person WOR

         $880 pays 75% of the cost for one survivor to attend an in-person WOR

         $1,175 pays 100% of the cost for one survivor to attend an in-person 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.

  • 12/27/2022 9:44 AM | Web Master (Administrator)

    To MenHealing Weekends of Recovery Alumni, Friends, and Supporters


    If you are the kind of person who, during the season of giving, likes to give to organizations changing the world, please consider a financial donation to MenHealing.

    Join us in our goal to raise $100K during the final 100 Days of 2022. YOUR DONATION OF ANY AMOUNT WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR MALE SURVIVORS.

    This week’s Newsletter will focus on the areas of our work that need your support if their work is to continue for 2023. We depend upon grassroots financial support from individual donors for 85% of our budget. MENHEALING PROJECTS THAT NEED YOUR FINANCIAL HELP TO THRIVE


    Support Groups:  We continue to grow our services for on-line virtual access for Support Groups. This area of direct services is managed by a Weekend of Recovery Alumnus; group sessions are co-facilitated by Alumni Peer Leaders who have been trained in group dynamic skills

    • Current groups include:  

      • 15-session support groups for Weekend of Recovery Alumni; new groups will continue to be launched approximately every 6 months

    • Future groups in planning for 2023: 

      • 6-8 session support groups for survivors who have not yet attended a Weekend of Recovery

      • Groups for Partners of men / male-identified survivors

    A website landing page will soon open to the public and will allow entry portals to register for waiting lists for Support Groups. Click HERE for more information.


    Weekends of Recovery (WORs): Weekends and Days of Recovery remain a flagship of MenHealing services. Since September 2001 through fall 2022 (21 years!) we have conducted 94 WOR/DOR events.

    • New Event for 2023: We remain sensitive to reaching underserved populations of men and male-identified survivors. One expansion is the Melanated Survivors WOR (spring 2023): a healing and community-building experience for healers and survivors of color. For more information, contact Richard Smith or Kenton Kirby

    • Other Events for 2023 include:

      • Best Friends Service Project (April 2023):  An opportunity for WOR/DOR Alumni and MenHealing Facilitators, Board, and Support Staff to share service to the premiere organization that provides services for abused and neglected animals. 

      • Advanced WOR (August 2023): the theme will focus on Empowering Love and Power in Relationships and will again be open for partners also to attend 

      • Level 1 WOR (September 2023):  A healing environment for adult men and male-identified survivors to acquire skills, increase connection, and join a community of survivors.

    The new Pay What You Can Afford payment structure we launched in 2022 will continue in 2023 to make our healing resources more accessible for survivors who experience financial barriers and difficulties.

    Just Healing Podcast Series: Richard Smith will continue to host Just Healing, our new podcast series focused on the intersection of healing and social justice. Episodes released the last Friday of each month featuring survivors, healers, and change agents from across the country. 

    Video Production: We hope to continue expanding our growing video library, featuring men and male-identified survivors sharing incredible healing stories of hope and inspiration.


    HOME Project (Healing Outreach for Men Everywhere): was initiated and is co-managed by a WOR Alumnus. The HOME project conceptualizes and creates educational materials about sexual victimization and has partnered with key individuals in the prison systems in Ohio and Indiana to upload the materials onto the tablets for incarcerated individuals in those states. The goal of the project is to provide real time tools for understanding and healing from the impact of sexual victimization. To date, the materials developed by the HOME project are accessible to 75,000 individuals. Materials are available at the HOME landing page at our website.

    Special Projects: MenHealing engages in innovative activities that contribute to reaching new audiences. For example: 

    • MenHealing was primary sponsor for the recent theatrical “Bonded” Stage-Reading event off-Broadway in New York City

    • Representatives of MenHealing are frequently sought out for media interviews and for participation in conferences, webinars, and community educational events

    • Plans are underway to develop more educational services via virtual online access

    REMEMBER THAT FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS FROM INDIVIDUAL DONORS LIKE YOU ARE THE LIFEBLOOD THAT ALLOWS MENHEALING TO CONTINUE OUR WORK. 85% OF OUR BUDGET IS RECEIVED FROM INDIVIDUAL DONORS; 15% OF OUR BUDGET IS RECEIVED FROM EVENT REGISTRATIONS. WE DO NOT RECEIVE FUNDING FROM FOUNDATIONS OR GOVERNMENT GRANTS. MALE SURVIVORS DEPEND UPON YOUR SUPPORT. Help us reach our goal of $100K in these final days of 2022.

    Here are some ways YOUR donation contributes directly to help a survivor heal:

    • A $35 Donation will pay for six re-usable water bottles given to survivors at a WOR

    • A $50 Donation will pay for ten personal journals given to survivors at a WOR

    • A $200 Donation will pay for one month subscription for ZOOM platform used by MenHealing

    • A $295 Donation will pay 25% of the cost for one survivor to attend an in-person WOR

    • A $590 Donation will pay 50% of the cost for one survivor to attend an in-person WOR

    • A $880 Donation will pay 75% of the cost for one survivor to attend an in-person WOR

    • A $1,175 Donation will pay 100% of the cost for one survivor to attend an in-person 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.

    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

  • 12/09/2022 10:11 AM | Web Master (Administrator)

    YOUR FINANCIAL GIFT TRULY MATTERS

    The generosity of loyal supporters like YOU is the lifeblood of MenHealing. We rely on individual grassroots donors for 85% of our budget, with the additional 15% from event registrations. We do not receive any funding from government or foundation grants. To maintain our innovative programs, projects, and infrastructure, we need to raise $100K during the final 100 Days of 2022. Please consider making a financial contribution of any amount before December 31st.


    INSATAGRAM LIVE DISCUSSING “MELANATED MENHEALING” WEEKEND

    Richard Smithand Kenton Kirby shared time together for a brief Instagram Live session on Giving Tuesday (11/29). They discussed plans for a weekend event to enrich, enhance and embrace healing for Black and Brown survivors. WOR Facilitators Tosin Akindele and Brian McCloudwill join Richard and Kenton as facilitators for this dynamic healing experience to be conducted in Spring of 2023.  More details will be available early next year.  Meanwhile, for more information contact richardsmith@weekendsofreceovery.org or kentonkirby@weekendsofrecovery.org 


    HONORING THE VOICES OF SURVIVORS


    Let us know if you have a testimonial to share – we welcome your submissions.  We want to honor the diversity of voices of survivors – and allies. 


    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.

    YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE  - JOIN OUR 100K IN 100 DAYS CAMPAIGN

    MenHealing is committed to accessibility for all of our resources.

    Here are some ways YOUR donation contributes directly to help a survivor heal:

    • A $35 Donation will pay for six re-usable water bottles given to survivors at a WOR

    • A $50 Donation will pay for ten personal journals given to survivors at a WOR

    • A $200 Donation will pay for one month subscription for ZOOM platform used by MenHealing

    • 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.

    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

  • 11/28/2022 3:24 PM | Web Master (Administrator)

    NEW ALUMNI SUPPORT GROUPS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN IN JANUARY!

    Weekend of Recovery (WOR) alumni who have attended any WOR or DOR since 2001 are invited to participate in our Online Alumni Support Groups. Registration for the newest 15-session series of groups is now open through December 9th. Groups will begin the week of January 9th, 2023  and continue until late July. Alumni who have participated in a previous series of support groups are also welcome to apply. Priority will be given to first-time registrants should the group reach capacity. To register and  for more information about the Online Alumni Support Groups, please click the image below…

    Meanwhile, we are working on plans to expand the Support Group program by spring 2023 to launch support groups for partners and for survivors who have not yet attended a WOR. 

    JUST SIX DAYS UNTIL ONE-TIME ONLY “BONDED” BENEFIT STAGE-READING ENCORE VIDEO  

    TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6th

    5:00 pm PT / 8:00 pm ET

    DON’T MISS this one-time only encore virtual video replay of the powerful “Bonded” Stage-Reading event that was conducted before a live audience in New York City on October 15, 2022. Advance registration is required; suggested donation requested, but nobody will be denied access due to financial limitations.

    Click HERE to register now!

    THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO OUR $100K IN 100 DAYS FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN SO FAR!

    We are grateful to the generosity of supporters who have donated to our campaign to raise 100K in the final 100 Days of 2022.  THANKS to each of YOU who have already donated!! If you haven’t already, please consider a financial gift this holiday season to help MenHealing maintain our innovative healing and community work throughout 2023.

    A very special Thanks to the incredible generosity of one of our WOR alumni who recently made a challenge contribution; this allowed donations for Giving Tuesday to be doubled, dollar for dollar, up to $10,000 in total donations!

    Richard talks all things love and fatherhood with certified Fatherhood & Healthy Relationship practitioner and healing elder, Walter Simpkins. Walter is the Executive Director of Community Fathers Incorporated and, most recently, became the recipient of the Community Hero Award presented by The Schenectady Foundation. Walter is an inspiring individual, electrifying in speech and comforting in his presence. He is single handedly helping to restore families, "One Father at a Time." Episode 03 with Walter is now available on all major podcast platforms!

    ART EXHIBIT TO FEATURE MALE SURVIVORS

    MenHealing is participating in an exciting collaboration: Our Wave, MaleSurvivor, I Am Man, and MenHealing are soliciting submissions from men and male-identified survivors for a planned online art exhibit during April 2023. Survivors are invited to share their healing journey in the form of pictures, text, or video! Submissions can be posted through 2/28/23 by clicking HERE.

    This creative virtual exhibit will be a dynamic addition for Sexual Violence Awareness Month and National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April 2023. Please consider whether YOU have something to contribute.

    Let us know if you have a testimonial to share – we welcome your submissions. 
    We want to honor the diversity of voices of survivors – and allies.

    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.

    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.

    Here are some ways YOUR donation contributes directly to help a survivor heal:

    • A $35 Donation will pay for six re-usable water bottles given to survivors at a WOR
    • A $50 Donation will pay for ten personal journals given to survivors at a WOR
    • A $200 Donation will pay for one month subscription for ZOOM platform used by MenHealing
    • 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.

    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

  • 11/15/2022 11:19 AM | Web Master (Administrator)

    To MenHealing Weekends of Recovery Alumni, Friends, and Supporters

    ENCORE VIRTUAL PRESENTATION REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

    TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2022

    5:00 pm Pacific / 8:00 pm Eastern 

    Registration is now open for the one-time only encore presentation of the powerful stage-reading of “Bonded.”  Starring actress Bellamy Young (ABC’s Scandal and the upcoming Hulu Original Series, The Other Black Girl), this important and timely new piece of theatre was originally performed in front of a live audience in the heart of New York City’s Theatre District on October 15th.

    Met with rave reviews for its stunning performances and authentic storytelling, BONDED tells the account of Emmett (Tyler Martin) and his estranged older sister, Nellie (Bellamy Young), as they unearth and navigate their shared family trauma while attempting to find a solution for Emmett’s impending prison sentence.

    This special encore virtual presentation will be
    the final opportunity
    to witness this incredible play!

    Clear your calendar! You do not want to miss this!


    This event is part of MenHealing’s 100K IN 100 DAYS Fundraising Campaign. We encourage attendees to support MenHealing with a suggested donation upon registration;  that said, nobody will be denied access due to financial limitations

    NEW “BEYOND SURVIVAL: VOICES OF HEALING” VIDEO!

    “Hank’s Story” is the newest addition to our video library. This video features Hank Estrada, an early pioneer of our male-identified survivors movement. His multifaceted story of life beyond childhood domestic violence, incest and sexual assaults by predator priests continues to inspire courage and hope. 

    This video is also available with Spanish language captions.

    DOUBLE YOUR SUPPORT!

    YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE

    A very generous WOR Alumnus has offered to match – dollar for dollar - any donation made between now through Giving Tuesday (Nov. 29), up to a total of $10,000! We are incredibly grateful for the community that supports us and we know you care about the work we do at MenHealing, so please consider making a financial contribution this month and your generosity will go twice as far!

    I WANT TO DOUBLE MY DONATION!

    UNLEASH GENEROSITY

    Generosity gives everyone the power to make a positive change in the lives of others and is a fundamental value anyone can act on. Whether it’s helping a neighbor, advocating for an issue, sharing a skill, or giving to causes, every act of generosity counts, and each means more when we give together.

    YOUR SUPPORT MATTERS! 

    Giving Tuesday is an annual global day of giving that encourages people to give back in whatever ways they can. On Tuesday, November 29th, join the Giving Tuesday Movement; the perfect day to contribute to MenHealing’s 100K IN 100 DAYS Fundraising Campaign, as well as other favorite nonprofits you want to support.

    HONORING THE VOICES OF SURVIVORS

    Let us know if you have a testimonial to share – we welcome your submissions.  We want to honor the diversity of voices of survivors – and allies.


    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.


    YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE 

    JOIN OUR 100K IN 100 DAYS CAMPAIGN

    Consider whether you can support MenHealing by making a contribution of any amount before the end of 2022. As a grassroots organization, 85% of our financial support is received from individual donors like YOU and 15% from event registrations. We do not receive any funding from government or foundation grants.

    MenHealing is committed to accessibility for all of our resources.

    • A $35 Donation will pay for six re-usable water bottles given to survivors at a WOR
    • A $50 Donation will pay for ten personal journals given to survivors at a WOR
    • A $200 Donation will pay for one month subscription for ZOOM platform used by MenHealing
    • 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.

    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

       
       

  • 10/31/2022 3:21 PM | Web Master (Administrator)

    To MenHealing Weekends of Recovery Alumni, Friends, and Supporters

    SAVE THE DATE!

    We are excited to announce a one-time only virtual encore screening of the powerful new play “Bonded” on Tuesday, December 6th! Originally performed for a live audience on October 15th in the heart of New York City’s Theatre District, this timely and important piece of theatre was met with rave reviews for both its poignant storytelling and incredible performances…


    Registration for this one-time virtual screening will open on November 22nd.

    “JUST HEALING” EPISODE 02 NOW AVAILABLE!


    The second episode of our new podcast, JUST HEALING, is now available on all major podcast platforms!

    In this episode, Richard and social entrepreneur, Hernán Carvente-Martinez, discuss identities and their impact on how we heal from trauma. Hernán is a Chicano community organizer and leader in the fight to end youth incarceration. He is the Founder & CEO of Healing Ninjas, Inc. - a social enterprise seeking to end mental health stigma while expanding access to health and wellness resources for communities of color. Most recently, Hernán worked as the National Youth Partnership Strategist at the Youth First Initiative, a national campaign focused on closing youth prisons and reinvesting that money into community alternatives.

    Click HERE to listen!

    New episodes will be released the last Friday of each month for the remainder of 2022.

    MALE SURVIVOR AWARENESS DAY – A SUCCESSFUL COLLABORATION


    A heartfelt “thank you” to Speak Your Truth Today (SYTT) for their leadership in organizing the first-ever Male Survivor Awareness Day (10/25) during 2022 Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The overall purpose of this collaboration was to expand public awareness that domestic violence impacts individuals throughout the full spectrum of gender identities, including men and transgender people. Representatives of the collaborating organizations - SYTT, MenHealing, MaleSurvivor, and  FORGE – were featured in a resource panel podcast that is available by clicking the image above.

    JOIN US AS A DONOR FOR THE 100K IN 100 DAYS FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN


    THANK YOU to everyone who has already made a financial contribution to our end of 2022 campaign to raise $100,000 in the final 100 days of 2022. As we pass Day 38 of our Campaign, we have received $34K in donations! MAKE A DONATION NOW to help us maintain our status as a GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATION!

    You can give by clicking HERE or by simply texting 100in100 to 44-321

    DON’T FORGET GIVING TUESDAY ON NOVEMBER 29TH!


    A perfect day to contribute to MenHealing, as well as other favorite nonprofits you want to support.

    HONORING THE VOICES OF SURVIVORS


    Let us know if you have a testimonial to share – we welcome your submissions.  We want to honor the diversity of voices of survivors – and allies.

    REGISTRATION OPEN FOR 2023 ALUMNI & STAFF SERVICE PROJECT


    Registration is open to WOR Alumni who want to join with MenHealing staff for this special Best Friends Service Project.  Space is limited to a maximum of 12, so we invite you to consider signing up now for a “Save My Space” reservation option.

    Best Friends, the largest animal sanctuary in the United States, is a healing home for up to 1,600 abused, neglected, or homeless animals. MenHealing is honored to announce our third annual collaboration for three days of service work at the Best Friends Sanctuary in April 2023. The opportunity is profound to extend our mission for ending sexual violence by helping to heal animals who have been hurt.

    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.


    YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

    Consider whether you can support MenHealing by making a contribution of any amount before the end of 2022. As a grassroots organization, 85% of our financial support is received from individual donors like YOU and 15% from event registrations. We do not receive any funding from government or foundation grants.

    MenHealing is committed to accessibility for all of our resources.

    Here are some ways YOUR donation contributes directly to help a survivor heal:

    • A $35 Donation will pay for six re-usable water bottles given to survivors at a WOR
    • A $50 Donation will pay for ten personal journals given to survivors at a WOR
    • A $200 Donation will pay for one month subscription for ZOOM platform used by MenHealing
    • 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.

    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

  • 10/18/2022 9:29 AM | Web Master (Administrator)

    To MenHealing Weekends of Recovery Alumni, Friends, and Supporters 

    “BONDED” BENEFIT STAGE-READING EVENT A SUCCESS


    We were honored that MenHealing, with financial support from the Ruby Struve Fund, was able to collaborate with Tyler Martin (Playwright) for the October 15th Benefit Stage-Reading for the launch of his original script for “BONDED.” In-person and livestream audiences were emotionally impacted and energized by the incredible performance of Tyler and the acclaimed Bellamy Young and Brian Abraham, plus the amazing directing talent of Thomas Caruso.

    “BONDED” was part of our 100K in 100 Days end of 2022 Fundraising Campaign. Thanks to everyone who donated a total of $10,500 during the in-person event as well as livestream attendees. We welcome any additional follow-up donations to help us reach our goal of raising $20,000 for this event.

    Text 100in100 to 44-321 or visit our campaign website to donate.

    2022 DAY OF CONNECTION EVENT REGISTRATION EXTENDED BEYOND OCTOBER 15th

    Several spaces are still available for the Fall 2022 Day Of Connection. Registration will be extended through the end of TODAY (October 19th). This single-day event is scheduled for 10/29/22 and will be facilitated by Brian McCloud, Josephine Pang, and Rich Sims.

    This virtual gathering - limited to 10 - will 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.  Read more…

    MALE SURVIVOR AWARENESS DAY

    Speak Your Truth Today (SYTT) has been instrumental in creating a collaboration for a Male Survivor Awareness Day (10/25) during 2022 October Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This collaboration brings together Speak Your Truth, MenHealing, MaleSurvivor, & FORGE The awareness day will feature a unique webpage - MenToo.

    Each Sunday in October, SYTT will be busting truths and shedding light to the realities of male survivors. The partner organizations will be featured in a Share Your Truth” LIVE podcast from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. PT on October 20th. SYTT will spotlight male survivors and their stories throughout the day on October 25th

    The overall purpose of these events is to expand public awareness that domestic violence impacts individuals throughout the full spectrum of gender identities, including men and transgender people. For more information…     

    SECOND EPISODE OF OUR NEW PODCAST “JUST HEALING” WILL BE AVAILABLE NEXT FRIDAY!

    The newest episode of JUST HEALING will be available to listen to on Friday, October 28th on all major platforms!

    New episodes will be released the last Friday of each month for the remainder of 2022. Click the image above, head over to the JUST HEALING page and listen to Episode 01 if you haven’t had the chance to yet!

    HONORING THE VOICES OF SURVIVORS


    Let us know if you have a testimonial to share – we welcome your submissions.  We want to honor the diversity of voices of survivors – and allies.

    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.


    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.

    Here are some ways YOUR donation contributes directly to help a survivor heal:

    • A $35 Donation will pay for six re-usable water bottles given to survivors at a WOR
    • A $50 Donation will pay for ten personal journals given to survivors at a WOR
    • A $200 Donation will pay for one month subscription for ZOOM platform used by MenHealing
    • 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.

    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

  • 10/04/2022 8:54 AM | Web Master (Administrator)

    To MenHealing Weekends of Recovery Alumni, Friends, and Supporters

    “FROM TRAUMA TO JOY: MENHEALING TOGETHER” LIVE LAUNCH EVENT UPDATE

    This 60-minute virtual live event was a successful beginning for our current 100K in 100 Days fundraising campaign. Four survivors were featured, each of whom have inspirational personal stories about transforming their lives and discovering joy as a result of their courageous healing journeys. An interactive panel was moderated by Rob Valentine, a WOR Alumnus and member of the MenHealing Board. YOU can now access and view this video at your convenience.

    Thanks to everyone who donated to this event – we raised approximately $15,000 in this launch event. Please consider whether YOU can make a contribution of any amount to our S100K in 100 Days Campaign:

    Text 100in100 to 44-321 or visit $100K in 100 Days campaign page to give.

    REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE FOR BONDED THEATER EVENT

    Benefit Reading of New Play Starring Celebrity Bellamy Young! 

    BONDED: A Unique and Exciting Examination of Trauma Bonding October 15th @ 3PM EST

    In-Person (NYC) or Live Stream from home!

    In collaboration with the playwright & the Ruby Struve Fund, we are thrilled to invite you to join us for this benefit event, which will include the staged reading of “Bonded” at the 42nd Street theater, as well as a Q&A with the show’s stars and creative team!

    The play will feature a star-studded cast: Bellamy Young (“Scandal,” “Promised Land,” “The Prodigal Son,” “The Waltons,” “Wrinkle in Time,” “Mission Impossible:3”), Tyler Martin (“Don't Suck,” “What I First Desired”), and Brian Thomas Abraham (Broadway's original cast of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” “Dracula” directed by Pulitzer Prize-winning David Auburn), and directed by esteemed Broadway director Thomas Caruso (Broadway: “Emojiland,” “Groundhog Day,” “Matilda”)!

    Click HERE to register

    2022 DAY OF CONNECTION EVENT REGISTRATION CLOSES ON OCTOBER 15th

    Registration remains open until October 15th for the Fall 2022 Day Of Connection. This single-day event is scheduled for 10/29/22 and will be facilitated by Brian McCloud, Josephine Pang, and Rich Sims.

    This virtual gathering - limited to 10 - will 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.  Read more . . . 

    “JUST HEALING” PODCAST SERIES NOW AVAILABLE

    The first episode of our new podcast, “Just Healing” is now available on all major platforms!

    New episodes will premiere on the last Friday of each month for the remainder of 2022. You can access the podcast at your leisure.

    ALTA LEVEL 1 WEEKEND OF RECOVERY UPDATE

    The final in-person Level 1 WOR for 2022 was conducted at Alta, UT. on 9/19 – 9/21.  We are honored that efforts to increase accessibility for survivors of color and survivors with financial hardship have been expanded during 2022.   55% of the participants who attended the recent Alta Level 1 WOR accessed the Pay What You Can Afford option and 30% of the attendees were survivors of color.

    HONORING THE VOICES OF SURVIVORS

    Let us know if you have a testimonial to share – we welcome your submissions.  We want to honor the diversity of voices of survivors – and allies.

    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.

    YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

    Consider whether you can support MenHealing by making a contribution of any amount before the end of 2022. As a grassroots organization, 85% of our financial support is received from individual donors like YOU and 15% from event registrations. We do not receive any funding from government or foundation grants.

    MenHealing is committed to accessibility for all of our resources.


    Here are some ways YOUR donation contributes directly to help a survivor heal:

    • A $35 Donation will pay for six re-usable water bottles given to survivors at a WOR
    • A $50 Donation will pay for ten personal journals given to survivors at a WOR
    • A $200 Donation will pay for one month subscription for ZOOM platform used by MenHealing
    • 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.

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

    Jim Struve

    Executive Director, MenHealing/Weekend of Recovery






  • 09/19/2022 9:11 AM | Web Master (Administrator)

    To MenHealing Weekends of Recovery Alumni, Friends, and Supporters

    JOIN THE MENHEALING $100K IN 100 DAYS VIRTUAL LIVE LAUNCH EVENT

    Join us for our virtual fundraising campaign kick-off event! This 60-minute live event will feature several survivors who exemplify hope and healing. An interactive panel moderated by Rob Vallentine, a WOR Alumnus and member of the MenHealing Board, will focus on inspirational personal stories from survivors whose lives have been transformed as a result of their courageous healing journeys.


    Sunday, September 25, 2022

     5:00 p.m PT / 6:00 p.m MT / 7:00 p.m CT / 8:00 p.m ET. 

    Come support this amazing healing community! Registration is now open and FREE!

    EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT

    Benefit Reading of New Play Starring Celebrity Bellamy Young!

    BONDED: A Unique and Exciting Examination of Trauma Bonding

    October 15th @ 3PM EST - In-Person (NYC) or Live Stream from home!

    In collaboration with the playwright & the Ruby Struve Fund, we are thrilled to invite you to join us for this benefit event, which will include the staged reading of “Bonded” at the 42nd Street theater, as well as a Q&A with the show’s stars and creative team! 

    The play will feature a star-studded cast: Bellamy Young (“Scandal,” “Promised Land,” “The Prodigal Son,” “The Waltons,” “Wrinkle in Time,” “Mission Impossible:3”), Tyler Martin (“Don't Suck,” “What I First Desired”), and Brian Thomas Abraham (Broadway's original cast of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” “Dracula” directed by Pulitzer Prize-winning David Auburn), and directed by esteemed Broadway director Thomas Caruso (Broadway: “Emojiland,” “Groundhog Day,” “Matilda”)!

    click here to read more or to register

    NEW PODCAST SERIES PREMIERES ON SEPTEMBER 30TH

    The premiere episode of our new podcast,  JUST HEALING, will be available beginning September 30th. New episodes will be released the last Friday of each month for the remainder of 2022.

    Click HERE and bookmark the page to listen on September 30th


    HONORING THE VOICES OF SURVIVORS


    Let us know if you have a testimonial to share – we welcome your submissions. 

    We want to honor the diversity of voices of survivors – and allies.


    2022 DAY OF CONNECTION EVENT REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

    Registration remains open until October 15th for the Fall 2022 Day Of Connection. This single-day event is scheduled for 10/29/22 and will be facilitated by Brian McCloud, Josephine Pang, and Rich Sims.

    This virtual gathering - limited to 10 - will 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.  Read more…

    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

    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.

    Here are some ways YOUR donation contributes directly to help a survivor heal:

    • A $35 Donation will pay for six re-usable water bottles given to survivors at a WOR
    • A $50 Donation will pay for ten personal journals given to survivors at a WOR
    • A $200 Donation will pay for one month subscription for ZOOM platform used by MenHealing
    • 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.

    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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