Mental Health, Crisis Intervention

MaleSurvivor: National Organization Against Male Sexual Victimization

aka MaleSurvivor |

New York, NY


MaleSurvivor provides critical resources to male survivors of sexual trauma and all their partners in recovery by building communities of Hope, Healing, & Support.

Notes from the Nonprofit

MaleSurvivor's roots go back to October of 1988 when the first ever professional conference on Male Sexual Victimization was held in Minneapolis, MN. This ground­breaking conference, organized by a few dedicated mental health providers, brought together professionals who wanted to better understand and treat adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. At that time, only limited information had been published in the professional literature on male victimization, and few if any professionals had training on how to work with male victims. It was clear to those present that the conference was a necessary and valuable resource, where professionals could share practical information and ask questions. And it was a safe place for some to acknowledge their own sexual victimization.

The energy generated by the first conference helped fuel the production of the second conference a year later in Atlanta that brought together over 450 professionals ­ many pioneer writers, researchers and practitioners in the area of male sexual victimization. In November of 1994 a core group of Individuals who had either attended or organized many of the previous conferences decided to incorporate as a non­profit organization. These same individuals became the first Board of Directors of The National Organization on Male Sexual Victimization (NOMSV).

Since then NOMSV (now MaleSurvivor) the organization has continued to improve the resources and support available to male survivors of all forms of sexual abuse and their allies in healing in the US and around the globe. We are a community built upon a unique foundation of respect and mutual partnership between survivors themselves and the professionals who work with them. This has enabled MaleSurvivor to create resources and partnerships unparalleled in their ability to provide life changing support to survivors and their loved ones. MaleSurvivor began offering Weekends of Recovery in 2001, with just one weekend. Over the course of the past 14 years, in response to the significant need and demand, MaleSurvivor has expanded the program and has held over 60 Recovery retreats across North America, and have helped over 1000 people, some of whom traveling from overseas to attend these one of a kind retreats.

Today. hundreds of thousands of visitors from over 190 countries visit We have expanded our social media presence on Facebook and Twitter to expand our outreach to even more people. MaleSurvivor staff also travel extensively to provide support and training across a wide range of disciplines to help ensure that all survivors of sexual violence have access to trained, compassionate, and effective support.

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Board President

Dr. Murray Schane M.D.

Main Address

350 Central Park West Suite 1H

New York, NY 10025 USA

Formerly Known As

National Organization Against Male Sexual Victimization


"male survivor","sexual abuse", recovery, men, victims, incest, clergy abuse, hope, healing, support, trauma, mental health, advocacy





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (F01)

Mental Health Association, Multipurpose (F80)

Rape Victim Services (F42)

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To reduce the overall amount of sexual violence against boys and men throughout our world
To increase the support and resources available to male survivors of sexual violence and their partners in recovery
To increase awareness of the profound amount of male sexual victimization in our society
To reduce the stigma, shame, and prejudice that keeps many male survivors from seeking support and pursuing the work of healing
To advance the development of trauma-informed resources for all survivors of sexual violence

To expand our capacity by building strategic partnerships with funders from all areas of philanthropy
Expand social media and website resources through strategic partnerships with educational institutions and clinical programs
Build international partners to help expand our reach throughout the globe

We have 20 years of experience providing direct support to male survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones through the most up to date methods.

A unique partnership between the professional, clinical community and survivors themselves in ways that empower the sharing of knowledge across multiple disciplines.

We have a community that already unites hundreds of professionals and tens of thousands of survivors.

We have a website that reached hundreds of thousands of people every year, and are increasingly expanding our presence in social media.

For 2015-
25% increase in donation income in 2015 from all sources
Add at least 2 corporate/foundational partners
10% increase in direct services (as measured by persons attending a MaleSurvivor training, awareness, and/or recovery event)
10% increase in social media followers on Twitter and Facebook
Full attendance at all healing events

• Total donations raised for 2014 just shy of $200,000
• 60% increase in major gifts (i.e. foundational, corporate, and or gifts >$10,000) gifts.
• More than 350,000 users viewed more than 2.5 million pages of content on Vistors came to the website from over 190 countries.
• We added more than 2000 followers on Twitter and more than 1300 people who liked our Facebook page.
• We were listed as Top NonProfit again in 2014 on, a designation granted to only 1700 of the more than 1.5 million nonprofits in the US.
• We provided direct services (in the form of Recovery Weekends or Workshops), Professional Trainings, and Community Awareness Events) to over 2700 people across the US and Canada.

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Top Rated Non Profit 2012

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Top Rated Non Profit 2014

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Top 10 Website for Survivors of Abuse 2013



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