Below is a list of other programs we support that are doing great work in the world:
Compassionate Care ALS
West Falmouth, MA
CCALS is a nonprofit organization that offers individualized support to those currently living with ALS, their families and caregivers. In addition to helping our clients navigate the complicated logistical and emotional considerations that follow an ALS diagnosis, CCALS provides heart-centered listening and the voice of compassion as families grapple with difficult choices. CCALS stands alone in our approach to delivering support and services to our clients, which we tailor to the individual needs of each patient and their support network. CCALS is committed to our unique model of equipping patients to face end-of-life issues with dignity and peace.
Feet on the Earth
We are committed to providing long-term, nature-based mentoring programs with the intention of building a strong, nature-connected community through which we can offer meaningful rites of passage for children, teens, and adults in our community.
We currently offer: after school programs, programs for families that homeschool/unschool, summer camps, and classes for adults and families in earth-living skills, deep nature connection mentoring, and rites of passages.
Global Rites of Passage
Serving Guides Around the Globe
Global Rites of Passage is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization. Our mission is: to provide education and information to the public about the use of nature-based Rites of Passage in different countries, to serve as an educational site regarding environmental sensitivity that nature-based Rites of Passage guides can use to pass on to their participants, and the public, to serve as a web-based hub for organizations from around the globe using nature-based Rites of Passage models, to plan and produce meetings of interest to nature-based Rites of Passage guides from around the globe, to provide scholarships to enable people in need to attend meetings of nature-based Rites of Passage guides from around the globe, and to raise and disburse funds as needed to achieve these purposes.
Through the arts of body, heart, and soul, we support individuals and communities as they repair and move into collaborative service and leadership. Our leaders are empowered to move into the world from a place of deep kinesthetic connection with themselves, their people, with the earth, and with all of life, seen and unseen. At the foundation of all of our programs is somatic, dance-based processes that educate people about how to renegotiate trauma and shock in the body; how to express oneself in radically authentic and life serving ways; and how to access one’s vision, one’s will, and ultimately one’s capacity to practically develop and implement one’s creative work in the world. Our work around the world involves body-centered events, workshops, and trainings that invite individuals, groups, and communities into an intimate and direct dialogue with their challenges and ultimately their gifts.
The Heart Arrow Quest
The Heart Arrow Quest is a seasonal 3 day program designed to help you re-vision your life. It was born from Andrew and Mark’s spontaneous work together with dreams, archery, and wilderness questing. The ceremony is a time and place for soul-searching, creativity, inspiration, and renewed commitment—in a spirit of adventure and fellowship.
Living Arts Foundation
The Living Arts Foundation is dedicated to fostering the expression of art and soul in all aspects of business and personal life. Our programs can help you to connect with your soul’s wisdom, clarify your deeper purpose and goals, improve the overall quality of your life, find resources and gifts you didn’t know you had, receive unconditional blessing for your best self, achieve extraordinary results, and bring balance to all aspects of your life.
Men’s Eagle Council: Journey to Manhood
The Journey to Manhood program fills a huge gap in boys’ education by helping them find passion and purpose in their lives to become the men they want to be in community. We make this vital education available online, at the fingertips of teenage boys around the world, through educational videos, collaborative discussion, and mentoring by elder men.
Northeast Men’s Alliance
The North East Men’s Alliance (N.E.M.A.) is a 501(c)3 volunteer-run organization that arranges and sponsors professionally led men’s retreats: semiannual (spring and fall) Spirit Camps as well as smaller more specialized events at other times of the year like “The Deepening” in June with Jeffrey Duvall. Our base camp has been YMCA Camp Hi-Rock, described on its website in this way: “Nestled among 1,000 acres in the Berkshire Mountains, surrounded by conservation forest, and centered around our pristine, private, ninety acre lake, YMCA Camp Hi-Rock enjoys a truly magnificent location.
At Passages Counseling, we believe every child and family has the capacity to transform challenges into triumphs. We offer a unique, effective and integrated approach to healing through individual and family counseling, cutting- edge programming for parents and empowerment programs for young women. We are passionate about supporting children and their families find hope, understanding and connection along their journey together.
Rite of Passage Journeys
Rite of Passage Journeys mentors youth, adults, and elders through life transitions, initiating soulful leaders for the next generation. Our programs use experiential learning to foster self-discovery, connection with others, and connection with the natural world. In the spirit of creating community and increasing the availability of rite of passage experiences, we train others in rite of passage program development, methodology, and mentorship.
School of Lost Borders
Big Pine, CA
The School of Lost Borders offers vision fasts and rites of passage training which cultivate self-trust, responsibility, and understanding about ones’ unique place within society and the natural world. Its programs provide guided opportunities, perspectives, teachings, and much needed self-reflection time in a non-judgmental yet challenging environment.
Threshold Passages, Inc. (TPI), provides programs for youth 7-17 years old called Journey to Manhood and Journey to Womanhood. Boys 7-12 years old can join the Adventure Group for Boys along with parents. Mothers with daughters 7-12 years old can attend the Girls Group. Teenage boys 12-17 years old are invited to attend the JourneyMan Group. A group for teenage girls 12-17 years old is under development.
We’re always looking for mentors as well. You can attend one or more of our great events whether or not you have your own children. We have found that while serving youth, mentors and parents can get a lot of benefits for themselves. Join us and help TPI create a better community.
Wilderness Guides Council
Guides located across the USA and International
We believe that the wilderness has great healing and inspirational qualities. Our goal is to re-introduce and promote meaningful, earth-based rites of passage, as well as related nature-based healing and educational programs, in the context of our modern culture. Our objectives are to provide education and outreach to all peoples making nature-based rites of passage and similar programs more available, accessible and affordable, to foster an ethical and responsible relationship with the land, and to be a resource for connecting people with guides and programs through a guide membership database.
Membership from across the USA
Youth Passageways is an evolving network of individuals, organizations, and communities supporting the healthy passage of today’s young people through childhood and adolescence into mature adulthood. We are a cross-cultural network that includes a broad and diverse range of rite of passage, education, and youth and community development efforts joining together for mutual support, collaborative learning, resource development, and to cross-pollinate ideas and practices that foster the development of whole, healthy, and responsible human beings. We are rite of passage practitioners, youth workers, outdoor educators, counselors and therapists, educators, community organizers, scholars, elders, and many others who work to ensure young people grow up healthy, strong and resilient. We come together because we see a huge gap in our contemporary approaches to raising and educating our children, a gap through which we see too many of our children falling and one that our experience has taught us can be filled by thoughtful, intentional and community-based initiatory experiences.