Former Teen Leader at The Retreat Becomes its New Shelter Director
The Stephanie House Residential Shelter has a new Director, Thalia Olaya, who stepped into the role in January. Although this position is new for her, Thalia is well versed with The Retreat, having first started as a member of its Teen Leadership Council in 2010.
Lunch and Learn Series-Advocacy
The Retreat’s team of advocates assist survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault with understanding their legal rights regarding orders of protection, custody and visitation, child support, and other legal matters, and help them navigate the family court system.
Loretta Davis Celebrates 8 Years at The Retreat
On January 26, 2023, Executive Director Loretta Davis celebrated her 8th year working at The Retreat. In honor of this work anniversary, we profiled Loretta in our Spotlight series and on our blog. We are grateful for her dedication to The Retreat and steady leadership as we strive to end the cycle of abuse.
Honoring Joe O’Connell
To recognize this pillar of the community, The Retreat will place a plaque in Joe O’Connell’s honor at the entrance of his former counseling space in our East Hampton office.
You Will Be Okay
by Andrew Vass (Singer, Songwriter, Musician) I’ve always felt that the best songs seem to flow out of you effortlessly. That was the case with You Will Be Okay. After spending time with members of The Retreat staff earlier this year and meeting some of the most amazing, resilient, courageous survivors they have helped along the […]
Resources for Coping with Trauma & Terrorism
There are resources to help you and your children cope with recent news on mass shootings. Please know that this is a difficult time for everyone, especially for children. Here are a number of links to support you and them: Want to Prevent Gun Violence? Start at Home and Start Early!: Erin Fairchild, MSW (Collective […]
Mass Shootings & Domestic Violence
The most recent mass shootings are heartbreaking and unfortunately part of a prolonged and upsetting continuum. Domestic terrorism and relationship abuse are profoundly interconnected. Both are all about power and control. The Retreat condemns every aggressive act of violence, including the recent shooting in Buffalo and the school shooting in Texas. This problem cannot be […]
Denim Day 2022
On Wednesday, April 27, millions across the world will wear jeans, and not just to make a fashion statement, but to make a social statement.
Adult Education is Key In Preventing Child Sexual Abuse
As part of child abuse prevention month, The Retreat will be hosting two online trainings using the evidence informed program: Darkness to Light Stewards of Children, covering five steps in forming a framework for preventing child sexual abuse.
Myths & Misconceptions About Sexual Violence
The many myths and misconceptions surrounding sexual violence have significant impact on survivors and work against the prevention of sexual violence.