Bilingual Hotline Services – Telephone crisis intervention is available 24 hours per day. Staff and trained volunteers link callers to the shelter, police, emergency health and other needed services, while providing supportive listening, basic information, and referrals. The Retreat’s hotline number is 631.329.2200.
Counseling – Individual and group counseling is provided for adults and children. Short-term goals help clients take control of their lives and make positive changes without guilt. Long-term counseling provides a setting for healing, and group counseling combines education about abuse with mutual support.
Legal Advocacy – Trained legal advocates accompany victims to court, explain the legal process, and assist in obtaining orders of protection, and custody. In addition, working with the New York Office of Victim Services, The Retreat provides information and assistance to innocent victims of crime for out of pocket expenses.
Residential Services – The Stephanie House, located on the east end of Long Island, provides housing for 18 adults and children for a 90-day length of stay. Included among the services are adult and children’s counseling, legal advocacy, educational programs, and case management services. Access to the shelter is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call our Hotline if you need shelter 631.329.2200.