During the three day Voices Rising Film Festival The Retreat is participating in Q&A after the short film Saving Mary Alice. It is the story of an abuse survivor whose pregnant daughter is being abused. Individuals from The Retreat and other agencies will answer questions about domestic abuse, intimate partner violence, resources, and more.
The festival is at the Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center, 20 Terry Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
The Montauk Library is participating in The Great Give Back, a statewide volunteer day for public libraries. They are hosting a drive to collect various new products on behalf of The Retreat. During the drive, you can drop off the items listed during library operating hours. Items being collected are full-sized toiletries, socks, underwear, bras, sports bras, and black leggings.
In the mid-1980s, a small grassroots group of locals tapped into the good will of the local Rotary Club and the Town of East Hampton to establish a shelter called The Retreat, which opened in 1992. Director Markie Hancock uncovers a narrative of survival and empowerment as she retraces the improbable beginnings of The Retreat and its mission to provide safety, shelter, and support to victims of domestic violence. A story of resilience, hope, and inspiration in the face of fraught times, "The Power of Community" is a moving and empathetic testament to a life-saving local institution. Showing at the East Hampton Cinema during the Hamptons International Film Festival.
Hamptons International Film Festival, Suffolk County Film Commission
The Take Back the Night Committee at SUNY Suffolk Community College host #NoMore on the Brentwood Campus. Join The Retreat, other Long Island organizations and state legislators for this hybrid event. Learn about the process a domestic violence survivor may encounter through police, court, and advocacy. There will be an open Q&A, survivor speakers, support, and resources.
Suffolk Coummunity College, The Retreat, Crime Victims Center, LI Against DV, Sepa Mujer
Visit this community health fair to learn more about programs and services that are available throughout the North Fork of Long Island. Stop by to visit The Retreat's table to learn more about domestic violence services, anti-violence education programs, and volunteer opportunities. The event takes place at the Peconic Recreation Center at 1170 Peconic Lane.
The East Hampton Library is participating in The Great Give Back, a statewide volunteer day for public libraries. They are hosting a drive to collect various products on behalf of The Retreat. During the drive, you can drop off the items listed below at the Reference Desk during library operating hours.
Items needed are grocery gift cards, socks, underwear, full-sized toiletries, hygiene products.