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Male sexual abuse survivors Weekend of Recovery, April 24-26

The Adirondacks’ first Weekend of Recovery for Male survivors of sexual abuse will be held April 24-26. This healing weekend offers support for any male, 18 or older, who has been sexually victimized as a child or adult.

The Weekend of Recovery is facilitated by trained therapists and educators, many of whom are male survivors themselves. This team has conducted hundreds of these groups nationwide. A first for the Adirondack region, previously the closest Weekend of Recovery location was in New York City.

Co-sponsored by the Adirondack Health Institute’s STARS (Sexual Trauma and Recovery Services) program and Essex County SAS (Sexual Assault Services), the weekend is made possible through a grant funded by the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services, the administering office for the SASP (Sexual Assault Services Program) Formula Grant Program.

Participants can expect to learn new skills to help with their recovery, have an opportunity to tell their story in a safe and supportive environment and have a chance to take steps toward removing recovery road blocks.

Due to the grant, there is a significant reduction in cost for any NYS resident. Registration priority will be given to individuals residing in the following New York counties: Essex, Clinton, Franklin, Warren and Washington County. The next priority will be given to any NYS resident, pending availability. The weekend will be held at Silver Bay YMCA, Silver Bay, NY Weekend lodging and meals are included.


For more information, see the Information for Weekend for Recovery Male Survivor handout, contact Renee Swinton, AHI STARS Manager, or call Renee at 518-747-8849.

Save $100 by registering by March 24!

Registration will remain open until April 10, 2015, pending availability of space. Complete the Registration Form to register.

For background information on the Weekend of Recovery, visit the MaleSurvivor website.

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