The Retreat Shelter, located on Eastern Long Island, 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.
In addition, local businesses like the Sportime have generously donated camp scholarships to keep our kids busy during the summer months.
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.