Resilient Retreat is a Florida non-profit dedicated to empowering those who have experienced abuse and professionals who have witnessed trauma in the workplace.

A concerned group of citizens, survivors, and first responders have come together to find land, build a retreat center, and develop free interdisciplinary services to make this vision a reality.

The Retreat

The unique retreat experience will take place on 84 acres 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

Prevalence
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)
Impact
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:

Blogs

What is your ACE score?

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Blogs

Volunteer Project: Garden Clean Up Day

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First Responder Report

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Pictures of the Retreat Property