3255 Hennepin Ave., Suite 55
Minneapolis, MN 55408 USA
The mission of the Twin Cities Men's Center is to provide resources for men seeking to grow in body, mind, and spirit and from that foundation to advocate for healthier family and community relationships.
Since 1976 the Twin Cities Men's Center (TCMC) has offered:
- Educational forums (presentations, workshops, conferences),
- Peer-support groups, and
- Information about Minnesota men's resources and men's work.
TCMC offers a variety of workshops, brunches, retreats, playshops, presentations and conferences. TCMC hosted Midwest Regional Men's Conferences in 1978, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, and 1992. Presenters from these conferences participate in weekly programs on Wednesday nights at the Men's Center. The first annual Men's Leadership/Wingspan conference was hosted by TCMC in 1990. TCMC provides speakers and custom-designed programs for schools and community organzations.
Each week, Drop-in Support Groups are hosted by trained, volunteer facilitators in both Minneapolis and St. Paul locations. Each group has a specific focus and are opportunities for men to share feelings and to be heard in a safe, non-judgmental environment--therefore all groups are available for men to express themselves on any general men's issue. Specific groups focus on: Divorce/Uncoupling, Gay Issues, General Men's Issues, Men's/Women's Issues (also open to women), Men's Bisexual Issues, and Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse.
TCMC publishes Men Talk, a regional, bi-monthly newsletter featuring a comprehensive Events Calendar of programs and schedule of support groups, informative articles, poetry, an occasional resource directory, book reviews and other information about special events and news about other Twin Cities men's groups. Men Talk has appeared in one form or another since 1977.
TCMC is an incorporated, non-profit, volunteer organization which began as an outgrowth of the Men's Awareness Network in the Twin Cities in 1973. TCMC published the large-format Men's Survival Resource Book in 1979. TCMC began these projects which each became new Twin Cities organizations: Men in Violent Relationships in 1977 [now the Domestic Abuse Project], HTLV-III (HIV) support groups in 1985 [now the Minnesota AIDS Project], and Fathers and Sons support groups in 1990 [now the Father's Resource Center]. TCMC sponsored the Twin Cities exhibition of Judy Chicago's Birth Project in 1989.
More information about the Twin Cities Men's Center.
Revised, 1997-06-15. (c) 1997 Twin Cities Men's Center.