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Thanks to the generosity of the Flanzer Trust, any gifts of $5-$500 will be matched dollar for dollar! To take advantage of this opportunity, make a gift today and select “Resilient Retreat” on the drop down menu.

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The Retreat

The unique retreat experience will take place on 84 acres of conservation land in Sarasota, Florida. Survivors of abuse (e.g., adult survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse) and first responders (e.g., police, nurses, advocates, etc.) will be hosted for a free 3-5 day customized retreat. Each individual is able to choose from a multitude of self-care programs that are proven to help, including massage, exercise, music, nutrition, and much more. We are experts in programming, but you are the expert of you. Together we can build a more resilient community!

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Trauma is prevalent and can have a devastating impact on the community

1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men in Florida have experienced sexual violence in their lifetime (NISVS, 2017)
38% of women and 29% of men in Florida have experienced domestic violence in their lifetime (NISVS, 2017)
30% of first responders develop behavioral health illnesses, such as PTSD (Abbott et al., 2015)
15 people died per month from domestic violence related homicides in Florida in 2017 (Faces of Fatality, 2018)
$94 billion annually is the estimated cost of child abuse in the United States lifetime (Waters, et al., 2004)
1 in 3 firefighters report thoughts or behaviors of suicide (Stanley, et al., 2018)

We are working to address these problems. See our timeline below:


Creating A Meaningful Well-Being Journey Through Resiliency Workshop

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Aromatherapy Workshop

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Reflective Journaling Workshop

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Renderings of Our Future Home!

Main Campus
Great Room
Participant Bedroom