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#194910 - 12/12/07 12:18 AM Twin Cities Minnesota USA men's support group
LandOfShadow Offline
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Registered: 12/11/07
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Loc: Minneapolis, Minnesota USA
I'm looking to listen, share experiences and give support with other male survivors in the Twin Cities area. I can't find a group for this and I'm even considering organizing one. I know of people who have done it and have some ideas about it.

I know of:
SNAP once a month,
The Men's Center,
Adult Children of Sexual Dysfunction (no contact info)

None of these are the weekly, 6 or more men support oriented kind of group I think I want. I guess I was hoping for something free, i.e. peer leaders. So:

Any other groups I should know about?
Contact me (post here or PM) if you'd consider joining so I can gauge interest if I try to start a group.

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#194964 - 12/12/07 10:56 AM Re: Twin Cities Minnesota USA men's support group [Re: LandOfShadow]
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Depending where it is, I could come. \:\) I bus it, so it's more difficult. But I'm in the Twin Cities too.

I don't know of any other group that's specifically for survivors. \:\(

Good luck!

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#194971 - 12/12/07 12:20 PM Re: Twin Cities Minnesota USA men's support group [Re: AndyJB2005]
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Hi! and Thanks! Andy--I'll keep updating in this thread for any who are interested.

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#195040 - 12/13/07 12:00 AM Re: Twin Cities Minnesota USA men's support group [Re: LandOfShadow]
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This is great 2 new guys from the cities. I couldn't come to a meeting weekly but would like to get together sometime when I am in the cities. I live 2 hours away but am up there a lot.


I think the men's center has a weekly meeting for survivors.


Tom

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#195097 - 12/13/07 01:44 PM Re: Twin Cities Minnesota USA men's support group [Re: Muldoon]
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I also thought The Mens Center had weekly meetings - I was just about to call them and see if I could join - but then my employer put me on 2nd shift - so I am unable to make the meetings - but hopefully when I get a new job I'll be able to attend their meetings - I'm a hour and a half away - but I think it would be well worth the trips

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#195125 - 12/13/07 06:44 PM Re: Twin Cities Minnesota USA men's support group [Re: TJ jeff]
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Originally Posted By: TJ jeff
I also thought The Mens Center had weekly meetings


Looks like they do - their web site is http://www.tcmc.org/

Mike5


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#195171 - 12/13/07 11:53 PM Re: Twin Cities Minnesota USA men's support group [Re: mike5]
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Oh wow!!! I'm totally going to the CSA one, and perhaps another one, too. Easy enough to get to, by bus.

Thanks for this info guys! Been looking for a group for myself, and I got two!

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#195182 - 12/14/07 04:08 AM Re: Twin Cities Minnesota USA men's support group [Re: AndyJB2005]
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I have an Idea and would like to run it by you guys.

What about us getting together once a month for a live peer support group meeting, I know through being part of the the Healing Circles that peer support can be a very powerful tool in our healing.

We could get together on a Saturday am for a few hour at some restraut that has a private room. Let me know what you think.

Tom

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#195225 - 12/14/07 12:12 PM Re: Twin Cities Minnesota USA men's support group [Re: Muldoon]
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Tom,

excellent idea!!!

count me in \:\)

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#195250 - 12/14/07 02:32 PM Re: Twin Cities Minnesota USA men's support group [Re: TJ jeff]
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I can probably come, but another group I hope to go to meets on Saturdays from 10am - 12am, at the men's center. Let me know when and where and I'll work it out!

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