This program is specially designed for Mexican immigrant men over the age of 35 who have been impacted by abuse in various ways and/or who are struggling with the impact of trauma and stress on their mental and emotional health.
This group provides a safe space for participants to freely express themselves, while they gain access to valuable resources that enhance their mental and emotional well-being. Topics include defining/challenging masculinity, recognizing and addressing domestic violence, understanding alcoholism and substance abuse, managing stress, anxiety and emotions, creating and achieving a personal vision, building self-esteem, addressing conflict and improving communication in the family, financial management, workers’ rights, immigration options for survivors, healthcare options for the uninsured, men’s health issues, and the US educational system.
In the Chicagoland area, there are very few groups like this for men, and particularly for Mexican immigrant men. Over the years, we repeatedly received requests from men who were interested in receiving support in a group setting, and we finally launched the first group in the fall of 2022. Since then, we have a lot of attention from the press, and this coverage has helped us spread the word about how important it is for men to address their mental and emotional wellness.
Click here to read an article from La Raza, and scroll down to watch coverage from Univision.