We are still providing services. We are not closed. 
Call our hotline if you need help. (631) 329-2200

Adjustments to COVID-19: Safety and well-being are top priorities, as we continue to deliver the best possible services to those in need. We have instituted a number of precautions based on guidance from local and global public health organizations. As the situation evolves, we will continue implementing sustainable safeguards for our staff and clients.

The needs at the Shelter are unique and anyone wishing to help in this time of crisis should visit our “How You Can Help” page.


Thank you just doesn’t seem like a big enough word to explain to you the gratitude I feel for helping me and my three little guys as well as the other families that are staying in this shelter. As if our lives weren’t upside down enough here comes this Corona virus which leaves us and most with so much more uncertainty and anxiousness wondering if we will get sick if there will be enough food, how long we will be in this situation. Then people like you and the employees of this shelter remind us of the greatness of God working through your generosity and kindness and selflessness. I can’t help but feel blessed and a warmness in my heart. Thank you for thinking of us. My children and I are forever grateful. May God bless you and give you back ten fold what you so generously share. May God always be with you and yours. 

Shelter Resident

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The Retreat Shelter provides housing for up to 18 adults and children for a 90-day length of stay.  Clients receive counseling, legal advocacy, educational programs, and case management. Access to the shelter is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Please call our Hotline if you need shelter 631-329-2200.

The Retreat provides an immediate, reliable, full-service safe emergency shelter for adults and their children who have experienced domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse, or stalking. At the shelter, survivors receive the support, planning, and connection to resources that they need in order to experience long-term safety and security for themselves and their children. Our purpose is to help ensure that each client has a realistic plan for long-term safety.

Other services provided at the shelter include art classes, yoga classes, Reiki sessions, gardening, holiday meals and celebrations, birthday parties, welcome bags, clothing and accessories, and regular visits to The Retreat Boutique, among others.

Generous community volunteers have provided our shelter residents with trips to the Long Island Game Farm, pumpkin picking, apple picking, bowling, Big Apple Circus, access to the local museums, fitness centers, restaurants and other attractions.

We always welcome volunteers to support the programs and activities for the shelter residents and their children. Please call 631.329.4398 if you would like to offer support.