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The Retreat’s mission is to provide safety, shelter and support for victims of domestic abuse and to break the cycle of family violence.


The Retreat is a safe haven for families in crisis. Since 1987, we have been providing domestic violence and sexual assault services along with education to families, friends and neighbors in Suffolk County. Professionals and trained volunteers give clients the opportunity to safely heal and reestablish their lives, free from violence.


Our services include a 24/7 domestic violence crisis hotline, individual and group counseling, legal advocacy, a residential shelter for adults and children, and violence prevention and education programs for children, teenagers and adults, taught in local schools and community-wide. All services are free and confidential.


Be a part of the solution. Spread awareness and education, donate to your local domestic violence agency, raise money through special events, instead of gifts ask for charitable donations, volunteer your time or your resources, and, perhaps most importantly, listen to help a friend who is being abused.

Safe Nights Provided 4,906 safe nights at The Stephanie House Kids in Shelter Greater than 55% of residents are under age 16 at The Stephanie House Court Accompaniments Accompanied clients on 744 trips to court Fatherhood Educated 290 fathers in healthy family relationships Students 5,087 students attended educational events (grades 3 - 12) College 2,756 college students reached Counseling Provided 2,543 counseling sessions for adults, children and groups Hotline Calls Responded to 3,476 hotline calls averaging over 9 per day Safety Planning 1,100 safety plans created Presentations Conducted 181 public programs reaching 8,468 people Presentations Conducted 181 public programs reaching 8,468 people Presentations Conducted 181 public programs reaching 8,468 people Presentations Conducted 181 public programs reaching 8,468 people Slide

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