Women Empowering Themselves to Go On a Weekend

 Photo by M Rauch

Photo by M Rauch

TBO intendsto make Weekends affordable to any woman survivor who wants to come.  So, we maintain a commitment to helping potential participants find alternative resources in cases of financial hardship or limited income. But we encourage you to be bold and creative in considering other options for securing financial assistance to make it possible for you to attend a Weekend of Recovery.

There may be opportunities for funding assistance within your community. Family members may strongly support your recovery work and are willing to help out.  But sometimes they are the last people you may wish to contact for support.
If you are active in a spiritual community, there may be a way to seek financial support for travel or tuition. It may feel uncomfortable to ask, but the truth is that most people want opportunities to support others and are happy to have an opportunity to help out!
Over the years, there have been a number of interesting and creative ways that participants have used to get to a Weekend, You can find many creative ways to raise money for your Weekend, like putting on a dinner or organizing a poetry reading or a one woman show.

YouCaring(https://www.youcaring.com/) is an innovative way to raise funds. It’s a free site and an extremely accessible way to generate donations for your worthwhile endeavor.

·     Kickstarter(https://www.kickstarter.com) helps artists, developers, and designers find ways to support their projects. A Weekend of Recovery is definitely a personal project, one that empowers survivors to find the potential within themselves with creativity and new tools.

Go Fund Me(https://www.gofundme.com/why-gofundme): Millions of people turn to GoFundMe in times of need to support themselves, friends, and strangers. In their words, “When donors choose to give GoFundMe a voluntary tip as they make a donation, they allow us to maintain and improve their free platform so that we can help even more people.”

For any woman who has put everyone else first her entire life, these kinds of events to promote her own recovery can feel self indulgent. Investing in yourself can be a challenge, but it is vital not only for yourself but for the people you love and serve . You will take that healing back into all your relationships and their communities. You will be giving others a chance to participate in giving to an important cause.