Why The Haven Retreat Works

The more varied the support you get, the more likely you are to heal successfully.
At The Haven Retreat, our goal is to provide support in three key ways.

EDUCATION

Understanding trauma and learning strategies to manage its impact are at the root of healing. We provide classes and tools to manage the impact.

EXPERIENCE

Holistic approaches to recovery are usually most effective, so we provide a variety of healing activities including exercise to help with trauma recovery.

COMMUNITY

Encouragement can come from relationships with others—no one understands the healing journey as well as another survivor.

RETREAT COST

Due to the generosity of our founders and donors, survivors attend The Haven Retreat for free. Participants are responsible for travel to and from the pick-up locations for retreat. All food, lodging, and services are provided free of charge.

ELIGIBILITY

Any adult woman who was sexually abused at or before age 18 is eligible to attend. Also, participants must be able to safely live in a social environment for four days with a group of other survivors and abstain from drugs and alcohol without significant withdrawals.

Locations

One retreat is held in Utah County, Utah.

The second retreat is held in Dawson County, Georgia.

Haven Online

After the retreat, you can progress on your healing journey through participation in Haven Online: A Course to Empower You. Haven Online provides an opportunity for you to practice and apply the knowledge you gain at retreat in your daily life. Also, you can continue to build your network of support with other survivors. Haven Online includes a combination of self-serve videos and activities that you can complete on your own along with live online classes offered each week with fellow retreat participants.

Haven Online

After the retreat, you can progress on your healing journey through participation in Haven Online: A Course to Empower You. Haven Online provides an opportunity for you to practice and apply the knowledge you gain at retreat in your daily life. Also, you can continue to build your network of support with other survivors. Haven Online includes a combination of self-serve videos and activities that you can complete on your own along with live online classes offered each week with fellow retreat participants.

Faces of Survivors

The haven retreat wasn’t a quick fix. Those don’t exist. But it was an opportunity to rest, learn, and share in a very safe place. I learned I am strong. I am beautiful. I am worthy. And even though the journey to healing is long, hard and lots of work, I have the tools I need, and that’s dangerous in the hands of a woman who, as a child, has already survived hell on earth. I’ve come so far, and I’m not going back!

– Leilani, Survivor

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Faces of Survivors

The haven retreat wasn’t a quick fix. Those don’t exist. But it was an opportunity to rest, learn, and share in a very safe place. I learned I am strong. I am beautiful. I am worthy. And even though the journey to healing is long, hard and lots of work, I have the tools I need, and that’s dangerous in the hands of a woman who, as a child, has already survived hell on earth. I’ve come so far, and I’m not going back!

– Leilani, Survivor

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Our Message to Survivors

At The Younique Foundation, we want all survivors to find healing so that they can reach their full potential rather than being defined by events from their past. The Haven Retreat is for you. It’s to help you reclaim hope in yourself and your future. No matter where you are on your healing journey, we feel blessed to be a part of your life.