Expansion of Support Groups, Feedback Requested, Board & Facilitator Retreats

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

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