MEN AS ALLIES

Become a part of the solution.

For far too long, our cultural definitions of masculinity have emphasized power, control, aggression, and emotional suppression. These harmful gender norms hurt ALL of us and negatively impact the lives of men and boys. Healthy manhood is the solution to this issue and together, we can build a community free from violence.

Did you know?

 

  • 1 in 5 men feel lonely every day.
  • Men are half as likely to seek mental health care.
  • Men are nearly 4 times more likely to die by suicide.
  • Men are 14 times more likely to be incarcerated.
  • Over 80% of all violent crimes are committed by men.
Champions of Healthy Manhood: For men brave enough to be vulnerable & courageous enough to take a stand.

Our new program, Champions of Healthy Manhood, is a safe space for men to bond and connect during their journey of exploring modern-day masculinity and allyship.

Over the course of 5 months, these leaders develop and practice skills that build stronger relationships and safer communities. Our focus is in the areas of authenticity, empathy, vulnerability, and advocacy.

Our Season 1 Champions recently wrote heartfelt letters reflecting on our culture’s traditional definition of masculinity… how it disconnects us from our hearts, prevents us from being vulnerable and asking for help, and programs us to do things that harm our health and relationships. 

Click here to learn more about Champions of Healthy Manhood.

To learn more, contact BradH@ResilienceMI.org 

Our Champions hope their stories will raise awareness and inspire other men to join our Healthy Manhood movement.

The Lakeshore Healthy Manhood Collective is a coordinated community response committee of the Lakeshore Alliance Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. The committee meets virtually every other month. Members include community leaders who educate, empower, and influence men and boys to pursue and model authentic, respectful and healthy manhood.

To learn more, contact BradH@ResilienceMI.org 

Our Fatherhood Initiative

Being a father figure is one of the most important and rewarding experiences life has to offer. By creating safe spaces and having important conversations, you can show your child what healthy and respectful relationships look like.

Click the buttons below to learn more about the power of loving and committed father figures.

Brochures created by the Lakeshore Healthy Manhood Collective in collaboration with Thrive Ottawa County.

You Are Not Alone In This. We Are Here.

At Resilience, we’re not here to tell. We’re here to show. Teach you about options. Provide a safe place to think. Connect you with people who know. Help you find the resources needed to move forward, in whatever way you choose.  

 

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Advocates For Ending Violence

Resilience is dedicated to ending domestic and sexual violence. We offer support, services, and safe housing to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse, and we provide programs to engage and educate community members to help end the cycle of abuse before it begins.  

Make A Donation

Your contribution allows us to provide confidential services to all survivors, free of charge. Thank you for your support.

Reach Out To Us

We are here for you, no matter the time of day. Get the support and security you need.

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