The Retreat

Resilient Retreat is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization focused on helping those impacted by trauma, specifically adult survivors of abuse (e.g., domestic violence, sexual violence, child abuse, sex trafficking, stalking) and first responders/helping professionals that witness the effects of violence in the workplace (e.g., advocates, medical professionals, police officers). We offer free interdisciplinary programs focused on healing the entire person and connecting participants with a community that has faced similar experiences.

In 2019, Resilient Retreat was gifted 84 acres on Fruitville Road in Sarasota, Florida. Our vision is to utilize our beautiful property as a respite, a place where survivors of abuse and first responders/helping professionals throughout the United States can go for trauma retreats.

Resilient Retreat is currently constructing a 18,000 sq ft Retreat Center that will welcome up to 30 individuals to attend 1-3 day evidence-based retreats. Treatment rooms will flank a community kitchen, great room, and dining room. Outdoor spaces will include spacious porches, loggias, walking paths, a community garden, and a meditation pond. In addition, a 5,000 sq ft Community center will provide two flexible rooms for 15-30 people for activities like support groups, music therapy, art therapy, and exercise classes.

Renderings of Our Future Home!

Main Campus
Great Room
Participant Bedroom

We believe that collaboration within the community is key. In this spirit, we work with community partners in the Florida Suncoast region to serve our mission.

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We are always looking to collaborate! If you would like to collaborate with our agency, please contact us at