Each year, The Retreat’s Adopt-A-Family program provides holiday gifts and gift cards for more than 120 families in crisis, totaling more than 350 individuals. This includes individuals and families affected by domestic abuse and sexual assault that we aid through court advocacy, legal services, supportive counseling, and emergency shelter.

When you support Adopt a Family, you are making a family’s holiday brighter.

Due to health concerns for our donors, staff, and clients in 2020, we have made the decision to only provide gift cards to families. This will allow clients to purchase items that they both need and want, and we can all stay safe.


DONATE Give a donation of any amount. Your gift, combined with the gifts of others, will help provide clients with holiday gifts and essentials including cold-weather clothing, toiletries, and housewares.

CHOOSE GIFTS Choose one or more types of gifts you would like families to receive. The Retreat will combine gifts as necessary to create a holiday package for each family that helps to meet their needs.

ADOPT A FAMILY You can choose to adopt an entire family and provide a complete holiday package that helps that family meet their needs. A donation of $75 per person in a family helps to create that package. Family sizes range from 1 to 7 individuals.

GIFT CARDS Gift card donations are always welcome. As our clients are located throughout Suffolk County, not just the East End, we ask for cards to stores that have locations in a large number of places. This includes major retailers and clothing stores (Target, Walmart, Amazon, Walgreens, CVS, Home Depot, Costco, BJs, Dick’s, GAP, Children’s Place), grocery stores (Stop & Shop, Shop Rite, Best Market), gas stations (Speedy, Speedway, 7-11), and general use cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express).

Make a donation, choose gifts, or adopt a family online.

If you would like to mail your donation, please complete this form and return to The Retreat.

If you have any questions regarding our holiday giving programs, please contact Vanessa at vanessa@theretreatinc.org or 631-329-4398.