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 […]

Stand Tall

The origin of The Retreat is an inspiring story. In 1987, local concerned individuals opened up their homes to families who needed a safe place to stay to avoid home violence and abuse. Those same concerned local residents got together and built a shelter for the safety of kids and adults.

Resources for Coping with Trauma & Terrorism

Purple Ribbon

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 […]

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.

Adult Education is Key to Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

The Retreat’s Project SPARK Offers Free Online Training During Child Abuse Prevention Month 1 in 10 children will be sexually abused by their 18th birthday. It’s time for our community to become aware of the scope of the issue, take actionable steps towards both preventing and responding to abuse, and create safer environments for the […]

Offering Support to Children During a Custody Battle

Domestic violence is one of the main reasons couples get divorced. In the state of New York, the domestic violence rate against women is at 31.70%. Against men, the rates are at 29.00%. Though these rates are middling in comparison to the rest of the country, the fact domestic violence occurs at all is a cause […]

How We Deal With Mental Health in Digital Spaces

January is Stalking Awareness Month. In recognition of the danger presented by technology, The Retreat’s interns will be highlighting different online platforms. But first, what do we mean by “Intentional Tech?” 

3 Easy Ways to Post Safely on Social Media

January is Stalking Awareness Month. In recognition of the danger presented by technology, The Retreat’s interns will be highlighting different online platforms. But first, what do we mean by “Intentional Tech?”