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.

An innovative way to raise funds comes from a site called Youcaring.com.  You Caring is a free site and an extremely accessible way to generate donations to your worthwhile endeavor.

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.