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

In pursuit of that mission, 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, prevention education, and emergency shelter. Violence prevention education and other supportive programs are available in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

The agency values and is committed to providing compassionate, empathetic and culturally aware services to all clients/members.  Interactions are approached with these values in mind, and it is expected that clients/members will be treated with compassion, respect and sensitivity during the provision of holistic, inclusive and welcoming services.

The Retreat does not discriminate with respect to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or military or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Established as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) in 1987, The Retreat provides domestic violence and sexual assault services on Eastern Long Island with education programs and supportive services in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

Services include:

  • 24-hour bilingual crisis hotline
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Legal advocacy to include help with orders of protection/stay away orders, custody issues and court accompaniment
  • Residential shelter for adults and their children
  • Community based and in school violence prevention education programs

In addition to these services, The Retreat offers programs including:

  • Financial management/job readiness education and skills-building program
  • An initiative working with at-risk fathers in Suffolk County to prevent family violence by promoting responsible fatherhood and healthy relationships
  • Education programs to promote healthy relationships among teenagers
  • Collaborative efforts to serve domestic violence victims living with mental illness
  • An anti-violence reeducation program that addresses participants’ harmful and hurtful behaviors
  • A program to address campus safety
  • A partnership to prevent sexual violence against youth

All victims services are free and confidential.

Call us. We can help. 631.329.2200.2015 Montage