Men Overcoming Abusive Behavior (MOAB) is a self-facilitated men’s support group. MOAB was originally founded by a few local men who endeavored to find ways to recognize and deal with their anger and the abusive behavior in their relationships. Over the years MOAB has become a safe and confidential environment to talk with other men about things that we may ordinarily harbor or conceal. Listening to others helps us to recognize our own hidden issues so they become easier to deal with.
You will hear the testimony of many men whose lives have changed in this self help group. MOAB has received positive acknowledgment from the Santa Cruz County Court System, the Probation Officers Association and Child Protective Services. The community in general speaks to the importance and effectiveness of MOAB.
Meetings are FREE (there are no dues or fees, although we do accept donations for the purchase of necessary supplies). All men are welcome to attend, the only requirement is sobriety during meeting times.

Santa Cruz Meetings


MOAB Santa Cruz meetings

When Tuesday 7:00-9:00 PM
  Sunday 5:00-7:00 PM
Where: 1010-C Emeline Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Info: 831-244-0881 - leave msg
CLICK HERE To download Map and Directions

Watsonville Meetings


MOAB Watsonville meetings

When Monday 7:00-9:00 PM
  Wednesday 7:00-9:00 PM (Spanish)
  Sunday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: 408A Main St., Watsonville, CA 95076 Entry in back parking lot.
Info: 831-244-0881 - leave msg
CLICK HERE To download Map and Directions

CLICK HERE To download MOAB Booklet-10 pages

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Men's Work: How to Stop the Violence That Tears Our Lives Apart

by Paul Kivel

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

by Don Miguel Ruiz