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About us

MenLiving is a non-profit committed to improving men’s lives through connection. We create opportunities for men to gather together to give and get support and build friendship. Through an always growing program of virtual and in-person opportunities, we forge bonds that are key to fulfillment, health and longevity.

Our story

MenLiving is focused on the challenges facing men today. In 2012, Todd Adams and Frank Naugo began gathering friends in a living room in the Chicagoland area. The grass-roots Tribe organization incorporated as a non-profit at the end of 2018 and became MenLiving in 2020. Since our inception, our community has expanded across the country and around the globe, but our mission remains the same. We gather together virtually and in person to give and get support, share insight and advice and build the strong bonds that are key to living a healthy, connected and intentional life. All virtual meetings and most of our in person gatherings are free and all are open to anyone who identifies as male – no requirements, no creeds, no gurus required. We’re regular guys – genuine, open and aware and we’d love to hang out with you.

Since that first meeting many years ago…

Since that first meeting many years ago, we’ve brought men together in an effort to break down barriers and redefine the current concept of masculinity. We’ve since hosted hundreds of events covering a wide array of topics including relationships, depression, privilege, gender equality, cultivating creativity, and practicing play (like during our annual summer meeting “play like you did when you were 7”). MenLiving continually strives to strike a balance between embracing discomfort by living at our “edge” and cultivating a joy filled life by offering support and sharing space with one another.

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Nonprofit Status

We formally created a 501c3 in 2019 in order to reach our vision of being the catalyst of connection for thousands of men and boys throughout all walks of life; providing resources, teachings and a safe space to more fully know ourselves, build a bridge to healthy masculinity and make the world a better place. Our non-profit status enables us to more easily to work with other organizations as well as making it easier to raise the necessary support to fund the programs of MenLiving.


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