Helping Men Get Back In The Game

For men who need a little extra help organizing their lives, Hemancipation, a Beverly Hills, California-based concierge service, can provide such amenities as home decorating and personal shopping. CEO Akilah Kamaria founded the company in 2005, after helping several of her male friends get back on track after a divorce. "Our services are pretty customized, but fall into the arena of men in transition," she says. Indeed, most of her male-only clientele are single, widowed or divorced.

Hemancipation has helped men moving to new cities find homes through real-estate agents and furnish their new residences, as well as stock the refrigerator for their arrival. The company has even helped newly divorced fathers childproof their homes for the first visit from the kids. For men who need wardrobe assistance, Hemancipation will shop for clothes and get suits tailored. But Kamaria draws the line at finding men a new mate. "We're not a dating service," she says. Still, a new image never hurts. (Fees start at $350 per hour;