We are still providing services. We are not closed. 

Call our hotline if you need help. (631) 329-2200

Adjustments to COVID-19: It is important to note that requests for Orders of Protection may still be made to Family Court.  Parties seeking an Order of Protection are encouraged to make the application remotely by utilizing video chat applications and programs or conference calls.  We, at The Retreat, can assist with such requests.

Any existing Order of Protection issued out of Family Court is still effective and will continue to be effective for at least 90 days.  


For information on court services during the COVID-19 outbreak, call The Retreat hotline at 631-329-2200.
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Attorney Services

The Retreat’s attorney services program increases timely access to legal services and representation for domestic abuse survivors.

In addition to aiding in restraining orders and “stay away” court orders, our staff attorney addresses the many legal concerns that threaten survivors’ safety and recovery. Examples are housing law, employment law, disability law, property law, and immigration law.

The Retreat has one full-time attorney on staff, supplemented by two part-time attorneys and pro-bono law services.


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Attorneys & advocates provide legal support for clients.

Call our 24-hour hotline, 631-329-2200, for information on how The Retreat can help you.

Legal Advocacy

The Retreat’s staff of trained legal advocates accompany survivors to court and explain the legal process. Advocates assist survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault with understanding their legal rights regarding orders of protection, custody and visitation, child support, and other legal matters.

Working with the New York Office of Victim Services, our advocates provide information and assistance to innocent victims of crime for out-of-pocket expenses.


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Retreat advocates accompany clients to court and other legal proceedings.

Call our 24-hour hotline, 631-329-2200, for information on how The Retreat can help you.