Men’s Education Program (MEP)

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Men play a critical role in ending domestic abuse through their commitment to and involvement in building safety in our community.  Your willingness to have conversations with other men about creating change in our own behaviors is critical to preventing abuse.

Emerge offers a 26-week course for men to learn about healthy manhood and how to take an active role in preventing abusive behavior. For more information, read below and call (520) 444-3078 or email

Why Enroll in the Men’s Education Program?

A lot of men join this program because they want to learn about issues of male privilege and learn how to advocate for the safety of women. Some men are in this program because their partner gave them an ultimatum: that they needed to get help or else the relationship would end. Some men join because they wanted to learn how to take leadership in their community around the issue of male violence. Some men join because they are involved in the criminal justice system, and a judge or probation officer is requiring them to go through an education program as a consequence of their abusive choices. Other men are in this program because they simply know that they have made abusive or disrespectful choices in their relationship and they know they need help.

Regardless of the reason that a man enters the program, the work we do and the skills we learn are all the same.

More Information

The program meets once a week for two hours and takes 26 weeks to complete. The groups meet a few places around the community on Monday and Wednesday evenings, predominantly on the south side of town.

There is currently an information meeting on the second Friday morning of every month from 10 AM to 12 PM. To attend, call (520) 444-3078 or email