Breaking the Cycle of Family Violence

The Retreat welcomes everyone with respect to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or military or veteran status.
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About The Retreat Community

Breaking the Cycle of Family Violence

The Retreat welcomes everyone with respect to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or military or veteran status.

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.

The Retreat management

Loretta Davis

Executive Director

Kimberly J. Nichols

Development & Marketing Director

MariBeth Klucina

Director of Finance

Kathy Schad

Director of Core Services

Susan Bereche

Staff Attorney

Romarie McCue

Director of the LIFI

Helen Atkinson-Barnes

Education Program Manager

Kathryn Chester

Office Manager

Marisa Curto

Special Projects Manager

Racquel Ward

Human Resources Coordinator

Jessica Burdine

Retreat Boutique Manager

Nicole Keller

SPARK Program Manager

The Retreat Evolves

The Retreat has grown from providing direct services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, their families and the Eastern Long Island community to a 24-hour multilingual hotline, counseling, legal advocacy, prevention education, and emergency shelter. Prevention Education and other supportive programs are available in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

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.

Stay Informed

Our hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If someone you know is in immediate danger, call 911.

Chat with us Live

Chat services are available 24-hours a day for basic information. To speak to someone in detail, call our hotline.

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