There can be times when men feel the need to make a positive change in their lives…times when they seek to build more fulfilling relationships, gain new perspectives on old problems, or rediscover the best in themselves…times when they struggle to feel connected, confident, and calm. There can also be times in the pursuit of change when they feel blocked by inner obstacles they can neither push aside nor fully understand.

These are the times when men turn to us. Since 1985, Victories has helped thousands of men.

During this powerful retreat led by experienced facilitators, a man can find a safe, supportive, and confidential place to look inward and share what he sees. Through such activities as goal setting, communication exercises, group discussion, and role-playing, he can explore his past and its impact on his present, identify and express his emotions, build new connections with other men, and learn that much of what bothers him bothers us all. In the process, he can also begin to break through the blocks that stand between the life he lives and the life he seeks.

As a result, he can also take a giant step towards more fulfilling relationships with family and friends, more positive feelings about himself, and more optimistic prospects for the future.

Download the BreakThrough Weekend flyer here

Register for the Weekend by choosing one of these options (do not click the red "register now" button at the top of the page or the "continue" button at the bottom of the page):

Register and Pay $190 Non-Refundable Deposit

Register and Pay $790 Full Weekend Fee

Register and Pay $690 Sustaining Member Fee

Register and Pay $250 Therapist Fee

Registration Form with Payment Plan Options & Financial Assistance

Payment Options

Victories understands that participants may need flexibility to pay the program fee. We offer payment plan options for all participants. Victories is also happy to offer additional financial assistance to those who need it. We understand that it can be difficult to ask for help, but we encourage you not to let financial concerns stand in the way of attendance. The Payment Options and Financial Assistance Form can be downloaded here. Please contact Victories to discuss how we can help you attend a weekend on a payment plan that works for you. 312.604.5013 or


The BreakThrough Weekend welcomes all men regardless of race, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status. There are no prerequisites for attending.

Individuals with LCSW, LCPC, LMFT, and licensed Psycholo­gists are eligible to receive 15 CEU’s for this weekend. Please indicate your interest in receiving CEU’s when registering. There is a $25 fee for a CEU certificate.

Frequently Asked Questions about the BreakThrough Weekend
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From Past Participants:

To be able to go to those most vulnerable spots in one’s life and to be able to feel safe in doing that, I think is transformative. I can’t say exactly how it has transformed my life, but I can say that since the weekend I have a peace... that I didn’t before.” 

TW, Weekend Participant

The weekend was a truly emotional and spiritual breakthrough for me. 

D.M, Weekend Participant

The weekend opened up for me the ability to relate to myself and accept myself. What I hadn’t realized but know now is the fact that I couldn’t be content and centered in myself prevented me from having a healthy relationship with anybody else.

 A.L., Weekend Participant

He’s learned to communicate so differently. I never dreamed he could be so open. 

NS - Wife of Participant

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The fee for this event is : $790.00

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