Help Us Build the Future of MaleSurvivor. In recognition of the 25th anniversary of the forming of MaleSurvivor in 1995, we are launching a fund drive to sustain and build the future MaleSurvivor.
On this page, the four initiatives of #MS25Thrive are explained in greater detail than space provided on the #MS25Thrive donation portal page.
Support Forum & Chat Upgrades
Help develop the next generation Support Forum and Moderated Chatrooms; custom software programming, Healing Circle v2, cross-platform compatibility, advanced tools for site safety. This fund is specifically for upgrading our chatroom software. We will also use left-over funds to pay the monthly and annual fees associated with our website and future program needs. We kept this as general as possible while still expressing that this fund is for website needs.
About the value of Forum & Chat, from a MaleSurvivor Donor:
” I have been absent from MaleSurvivor for a long while. At the beginning of my healing journey, MaleSurvivor was there for me. Although my therapist was instrumental, the MaleSurvivor community was the most important resource which contributed to my healing. I have to admit it was really tough wading through murky, uncharted waters; sorting and processing thoughts and emotions. I was scared the first time I logged into chat (That’s an understatement), but from my first contact (Mike), I felt welcome. I knew I found something special! I am amazed by the courage exhibited by members who share their stories, their challenges, and thought processes. It isn’t easy reading! In fact it was/is mentally and emotionally exhausting for me. I would not be here today if it wasn’t for the courageous and kind efforts of MaleSurvivor members and staff. Thank you for all you do! “
Support the launch of Vision: 2026, a five-year initiative to boost our capabilities. Enable us to build new pathways for foundation-based fiscal support. This is the most general, unrestricted of the funds as it does not tie the donations to any specific program aside from supporting Malesurvivor growth.
Webinars & Conferences
Build and sustain Webinars of Recovery as well as international conferences; help bring together survivors and treating professionals to foster a community where survivors thrive. These are by far the top requested items from our membership aside from the Healing Circles. We are listening to our membership base and providing this as an option.
Support the Endowment Fund; directly benefit survivors in need, provide scholarship grants to MaleSurvivor webinars and conferences, and subsidize survivor memberships. With us looking into Conferences we want the ability to offer reduced and free options to survivors in need, thus we have created this fund. Again, over the years our members have asked how they can support other survivors directly.