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

24-Hour Hotline (631)329-2200: Free & Confidential


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 During the COVID Lockdown 67% shelter residents were under age 12 Kids in Shelter 90% of clients received multiple services Court Accompaniments Retreat Advocates have a 90% success rate for Orders of Protection Fatherhood LI fatherhood increased contact with fathers 124% during the COVID19 lockdown Court Accompaniments Request for attorney services increased 17% in the 1st six months of 2020 Counseling The convenience of Zoom and phone counseling meant No Shows declined 50% Presentations Coalition building increased 164% with community services working together

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