BENEFITING: Retreat, Inc.
ORGANIZER: Retreat, Inc.
I joined The Retreat in June 2014 as the Director of Development. In the short time I have been here, I have seen firsthand the amazing work done by the professionals who work directly with men, women and children who seek help at The Retreat.
The work is not easy - in fact, it's incredibly challenging - but the amazing news is that lives are being saved, literally.
People escape abusive relationships every day. The Retreat is here to help.
For 27 years, The Retreat has been providing domestic violence services and education to families on the East End of Long Island. Programs include a residential shelter for women and children, a 24-hour domestic violence hotline, individual and group counseling, legal advocacy for all victims of domestic violence, programs to engage troubled fathers and other men who may be at-risk of committing family violence, and an in-school violence prevention education program taught in local area schools. All services are provided free of charge.
The Retreat’s 2013 Statistics at a Glance
- The Shelter served 58 women and 59 children.
- Provided 4,006 counseling services to 449 clients, including children.
- Provided 619 legal accompaniment services to 160 clients.
- Provided 5,901 services of information, referrals, and personal advocacy to 437 clients.
- Provided support, information, and referrals to 2,960 hotline callers.
- Received 2,591 police reports and sent letters to all identified victims of abuse offering support and services.
- Reached 2,825 students with Retreat’s in-school violence prevention education programs. Educators provided a total of 131 sessions to the local schools.
- Provided community education to 2,341 individuals.
- Assessed and educated 78 batterers to take responsibility for their abusive behavior and learn new strategies to cope with relationship issues.
- 211 generous volunteers donated their time and energy to our mission.
- The Suffolk County Fatherhood Initiative Program served 268 clients and provided 2,911 units of service of economic stability, responsible parenting, and healthy relationships.