Here and There with Twin Cities Men
"MANY BLESSINGS TO TCMC!" — James Svihel, Duluth, 2018-02-14
"Thank you for the wonderful work you are doing!" — Jill Ann Marks, MA LP, 2018-02-19.
Dan Gorbunow interviewed Dr. Warren Farrell on the topic of "The Boy Crisis", title of his new book that featured local musical artists Tony Frank and Bafo broadcast on KFAI, Twin Cities Fresh Air Radio — Dan Gorbunow, 2018-02-04
Gail Rosenbaum, regular Minneapolis Star Tribune Variety columnist interviewed TCMC volunteers Bob Schauerhamer and Tommy Jones about our Healthy Sexual Boundaries Support Groups in the Sunday, February 15th issue:
"In 2004, the Twin Cities Men's Center (tcmc.org) added a support group called Choosing Healthy Sexual Boundaries. The initial group soon grew too big for its space, so two more groups were added. The three groups remain robust today, with more than 50 men active at any time. The Men's Center, which opened in 1973, offers support groups, family law clinics and anger-management classes to help men become better husbands, fathers, sons and community members. We caught up with two of the boundaries groups' volunteer facilitators, Tommy Jones, 71, a retired teacher, and Bobby Schauerhamer, 67, a digital press operator, to ask what brings men in, what success looks like, and why some men struggle to see themselves as victimizers. Read the interview at: http://www.startribune.com/twin-cities-support-group-helps-men-overcome-bad-choices/474237723/ — Tom Maher, 2018-02-16
According to the National Center for Fathering: "More than 20 million children live in a home without the physical presence of a father. Millions more have dads who are physically present, but emotionally absent. If it were classified as a disease, fatherlessness would be an epidemic worthy of attention as a national emergency." Read more in: What Your Therapist Never Taught You About The Absent Father Wound: http://menalive.com/what-your-therapist-never-taught-you-about-the-absent-father-wound/. — Jed Diamond's MENALIVE, 2018-02-04
Dave Decker, St. Paul therapist and Anger specialist launched a vastly improved Anger Resources website that updates most of the material and visually presents the vast quantities of information is a visually pleasing and accessible format. Take a look at: http://www.angeresources.com/ — Andy Mickel, 2018-02-24
ManKind Project Minnesota is producing a July Warrior Weekend for men in northern Minnesota this August 3-5. FFI: https://mkpusa.org/new-warrior-training-adventure/ and David Grocott 651-894-2685. — David Grocott, 2018-02-17
TCMC is now eligible to receive Choice Dollars through Thrivent Financial!
Are you a member of Thrivent Financial who's eligible to direct Choice Dollars? Choice Dollars charitable outreach funds can make a world of difference to the Twin Cities Men's Center! Thrivent's Choice Dollars program allows eligible Thrivent members to recommend where they feel Thrivent should distribute a portion of its charitable funds. Directing Choice Dollars to TCMC is easy. Simply go to Thrivent.com/thriventchoice to learn more and find program terms and conditions. Or call 800-847-4836 and say "Thrivent Choice®" after the prompt.
Thrivent also has other opportunities to help the Twin Cities Men's Center, but we need to know which of OUR supporters are also THEIR members! If you believe in TCMC's mission and you are a Member of Thrivent Financial, please contact Tom at email@example.com to find out about other ways you can help TCMC through Thrivent Financial!
ManKind Project's I-Group Arrowspace Monthly Men's Breakfast — Group Arrowspace hosts a monthly Men's Breakfast on the second Saturday of every month from 8:00 - 11:00, (most people show up around 9:00) at The Lowry Cafe in North Minneapolis, (NOT in Uptown). The Lowry Cafe is located at 2207 Lowry Ave N, a half block west of the Lowry and Penn Ave intersection. This is a "pay your own way" breakfast. All men are welcome to join in the discussion and camaraderie. Bring a male friend and enjoy the great food and atmosphere of The Lowry Cafe! (We usually sit along the west wall). Contact Tom Maher at 763-588-4679 with any questions.