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About The Retreat Community

Breaking the Cycle of Family Violence

The Retreat’s mission is to provide safety, shelter and support for victims of domestic abuse and to break the cycle of family violence.

In pursuit of that mission, The Retreat provides direct services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, their families and the Eastern Long Island community through a 24-hour bilingual hotline, counseling, legal advocacy, prevention education, and emergency shelter. Violence prevention education and other supportive programs are available in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.


The agency values and is committed to providing compassionate, empathetic and culturally aware services to all clients/members. Interactions are approached with these values in mind, and it is expected that clients/members will be treated with compassion, respect and sensitivity during the provision of holistic, inclusive and welcoming services.

The Retreat does not discriminate with respect to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or military or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

what does the retreat do?

Our services include a domestic violence crisis hotline, individual and group counseling, legal advocacy, a shelter, and violence prevention and education programs. All services are free and confidential.

The Retreat Management Team

Loretta Davis

Executive Director
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Julia Smith

Senior Director of Finance and Operations

MariBeth Klucina

Director of Finance

Yolanda Johnson

Shelter Director

Jaime Parker

Staff Attorney

Romarie McCue

Long Island Fatherhood Initiative Director

Helen Atkinson-Barnes

Education Program Director

Michele Halusic

Director of Counseling

Marisa Curto

Program Director

Sherri Leiva

Human Resources Director

Gigi Albinson

Retreat Boutique Manager
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Nicole Keller

SPARK Program Director

Gretta Leon

Office Administrator
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