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What is Resilient Retreat?

The mission of Resilient Retreat is to empower survivors of trauma to thrive through self-care and community. Based on the pillars of trauma-informed care, Resilient Retreat provides free and confidential programs for survivors of abuse, first responders, and helping professionals to heal the impacts of trauma on the mind, body, and spirit. In addition to workshops and educational opportunities, Resilient Retreats offers participants the opportunity to try a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities, such as equine therapy, yoga, art and music therapy, experiences in nature, and more. Once our center is built, these treatments will be hosted on our 84 acres of conservation land that will house our Retreat and Community Centers, a place to empower our participants towards a life of resiliency and hope.

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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:


Rescue Mission: Resilient Retreat, Currently Under Construction, is a Project Founded by Psychologist Sidney Turner to Treat Trauma Survivors

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Resilient Retreat receives grant from The Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation

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Resilient Retreat receives grant from Love IV Lawrence Foundation

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At Resilient Retreat, we recognize that it takes diversity of perspectives, experiences, thoughts, background and culture to cultivate an inclusive environment. We welcome all people of every race, color, sex, nation of origin, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, profession, education, or walk of life. We welcome YOU.