The Retreat’s mission is to provide safety, shelter, and support for victims of domestic abuse and to break the cycle of family violence. It is the East End’s only domestic violence agency, and all of the services are free.
Domestic violence is the silent epidemic that has exploded during the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization made it through these past two years because of the community’s support and involvement. They pivoted seamlessly to provide services in lockdown, added staff to respond to the ever-increasing calls for help, and committed to ending violence by providing free prevention education services to every East End School.
Only with the help of supporters can The Retreat serve thousands of people every year, change the dialogue around abuse and make an impact.
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, and emergency shelter. The Retreat’s violence prevention education programs give students, from kindergarten through college, the tools to develop healthy relationships with their peers and protect themselves from bullying, online and in person. The Retreat also trains community members in bystander intervention - professionals like medical professionals, teachers, police and EMS, and everyday people.
Your contribution is more than a donation – it is how The Retreat will work to end abuse forever.