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MaleSurvivor Weekends of Recovery are open to any man, 18 or older, who has been sexually victimized as a child and/or as an adult. We have selected a very special place to host this weekend experience, the Guest House Retreat and Conference Center, in Chester, CT. The Guest House is a beautifully renovated country inn on private wooded land and is adjacent to the 16,000 acre Cockaponset State Forest, which has many miles of hiking trails. Cedar Lake, a 70-acre lake with a public beach, is less than half a mile away. Nearby attractions include the charming New England village of Chester. Guest House is only ten miles from the Long Island Sound and its ocean beaches.

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Conveniently located midway between New York City and Boston, Guest House is easily reachable via major highways or by train. Nearby airports are in Hartford, Providence, and New Haven.

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"For the first time in my life I didn't feel alone."

Those are words heard over and over again by people who attend a MaleSurvivor Weekend of Recovery. As survivors, many of us struggle with feelings of shame and stigma that keep us isolated from one another. By connecting here, on the website, you have taken the first steps to breaking through the isolation and through the pain to begin a journey of healing. For more than 10 years, at over 60 retreats, over 1000 men and women, survivors and therapists, husbands, wives, and partners have come together to help support one another as we embark on those healing journeys.

Learn more about MaleSurvivor Weekends of Recovery, read testimonials from former Weekend Alumni, and to see the calendar for upcoming events visit the Weekend of Recovery Information pages.

If you have general questions about the Weekends program, please contact Co-Chair Jim Struve at For registration questions please contact Community Outreach Director Trisha Massa at

The weekend gave me an opportunity to share my experience with others and break out of my isolation. It reminded me that being a victim is a choice and that I can choose to be a survivor instead.

Hope Springs 2011 Alumnus

This weekend provided me with the tools I needed to begin my recovery journey while offering me a safe, comfortable, supportive environment to experience the wide array of emotions that hit me over the course of the weekend.

Guest House 2013 Alumnus

Edited by Chris Anderson (05/18/15 01:44 PM)