To MenHealing Weekends of Recovery Alumni, Friends, and Supporters
OUR LATEST WEBINAR WAS A SUCCESS!!!!
We are thrilled to announce the successful launch of our brand-new webinar series, titled "Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf?," which took place on July 20th. The inaugural session, Let's Say Gay, delved into the intersectional impact of trauma on individuals who identify as gay, bisexual, queer, or transgender.
The webinar featured an engaging and insightful overview of the topic by the esteemed Lisa Diamond, a renowned psychologist, gender studies researcher, and feminist. Her expertise brought depth, perspective, and hope to the discussion.
To demonstrate Lisa’s themes of joy and celebrating identity, Toronto’s camp vamp of a certain age, Selena Vyle, gave us a rousing drag performance that was both entertaining and inspiring.
What made the session truly dynamic was the moderated discussion that followed, featuring three male survivors - Ben, David, and Tyler - each with their unique experiences as sexually diverse individuals. Their firsthand accounts and personal journeys added a powerful and relatable dimension to the conversation.
Stay tuned as we have begun to plan a second webinar for this series, scheduled for October 2023. We have some great ideas percolating for this session where we’ll be talking openly about healthy sex! Our goal is to develop this series into quarterly webinars, providing a dynamic and inclusive platform to discuss the intersectionality of trauma with important and controversial contextual issues. By bringing together diverse perspectives, we hope to cultivate and expand connection, understanding and community.
All proceeds from registrations and additional donations for these webinars will support direct services offered by MenHealing.
ONWARD TO OUR 100th WEEKEND OF RECOVERY!
We are in the final stages of preparation for the 2023 Advanced Weekend of Recovery. Registration is now closed and one-third of our participants attending this weekend will be partners of alumni. This WOR – focusing on the theme, Connections with Self and Others, will celebrate our 100th weekend event and our 30th visit to Alta, UT.
TO HONOR OUR 100TH HEALING GATHERING,
WE ARE LOOKING FOR 100 NEW RECURRING DONORS!
Join the powerful movement of hope and healing. You can make a significant impact by becoming one of our valued financial supporters. Your monthly or quarterly donation, no matter the amount, matters greatly to us. Spread the word and invite your friends, family, and neighbors to join us as one of our 100 new recurring donors! Together, we can create a lasting ripple effect! JOIN US…
REGISTRATION REMAINS OPEN FOR 2023 LEVEL 1 WEEKEND OF RECOVERY
Registration remains open for our 2023 Level 1 Weekend of Recovery. We invite survivors who have never experienced a WOR at this spectacular venue to consider joining us for our 31st and farewell visit to the Alta Lodge.
Our next Level 1 Weekend of Recovery has already been scheduled at Hope Springs, OH during October 2024. This will ensure uninterrupted access for these inspiring gatherings that allow male survivors to end isolation, make connections, and create community.
The Pay What You Can Afford WOR fee structure is one example of how MenHealing applies donor contributions to increase accessibility for healing resources.
YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR CONTINUED WORK BY MAKING A DONATION TO MENHEALING
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.
MenHealing is committed to fostering collaboration and community as we build a MOVEMENT OF MALE SURVIVORS AND ALLIES. TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER!
We especially want to thank the growing community of regular sustaining donors. Consider whether YOU can join as a recurring donor at any amount.
Consider ways you can support MenHealing during 2023
- Ask others to contribute a donation in your honor for your Birthday, Anniversary, or any other special event…
- Request to add MenHealing as an option if your employer provides matching charitable gifts…
- Review your Estate Planning and add MenHealing for a Legacy Gift…
Your donation can be designated for any specific project area, to support survivor who experience financial hardship to attend a WOR event, or to support general program needs.
Make 2023 the year you SHOW UP FOR SURVIVORS with a financial contribution of 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: email@example.com
Executive Director, MenHealing/Weekend of Recovery