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Eligibility

Any adult woman who was sexually abused at or before age 18 is eligible to attend The Haven Retreat. 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 withdrawals. This retreat is specifically designed to serve the woman who experienced trauma, but is functioning well across multiple areas in her life. She may be working, raising a family, and contributing to her community. Despite these successes, she is still affected, often deeply, by what happened in her past.

The Haven Retreat is not a crisis intervention program. We encourage women who are struggling with significant untreated mental health symptoms, active drug and alcohol addiction, or homelessness to seek other professional help prior to applying.

How To Apply

Please read everything carefully to understand the application process.

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Enter your online application request. You will receive a confirmation that we received your request.
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Once we begin your application process, you will receive a link to your application through your email. We send applications based on availability. We estimate that you will receive this application within 2 to 4 months.

In the meantime, please enjoy some of our free resources: youniquefoundation.org/resources.

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After receiving your completed application, you will receive an email from The Younique Foundation staff with the next steps.

Note – If you have previously applied to The Haven Retreat contact our Intake Team at participant@youniquefoundation.org to reapply.

 
By clicking “Accept Terms” you agree to the following: (1) I acknowledge that The Younique Foundation (the “Foundation”) does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, pregnancy, childbirth, age (except that the participant must be at least 18 years old), religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation. (2) I agree and consent that: (a) The Foundation may use the information in this application request to prepare for my participation in the Program. (b) The Foundation is authorized to contact me via email before and after the Program. The Foundation will only use my email or other personal contact information to communicate with me regarding the Program and the Foundation. The Foundation will never share my personal information with anyone outside the Foundation, its directors, officers, agents, employees and volunteers without my prior consent. (3) All information gathered from the participant in this application request will be kept strictly confidential and will not be shared with anyone outside The Younique Foundation, its directors, officers, agents, employees and volunteers without the participant’s prior consent. (4) I verify that I am submitting this application in my behalf and not in behalf of another individual.
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For Medical Professionals

The Haven Retreat is a four-day, psychoeducational experience for adult female survivors of childhood/adolescent sexual abuse which occurred at or before the age of 18. The purpose of The Haven Retreat is to provide a space to help survivors build community, provide education related to the effects of childhood sexual trauma, and facilitate experiential activities to address the effects of trauma on the brain and body. All activities are optional but highly encouraged. Participants are not required to discuss their abuse.

This retreat is specifically designed to serve women who, despite their trauma, are functioning well across multiple areas of their lives. A prospective retreat participant may be working, raising a family, and contributing to her community. Despite these successes, she is still affected by what happened in her past.

Due to the generosity of our founders and donors, the retreat is free. Participants are responsible for the costs of traveling to and from the retreat property. The Haven Retreat is NOT a crisis intervention or treatment program and individual therapy is NOT provided. Each application is carefully screened to determine if the retreat is the right fit, or right timing, for an applicant. The Haven Retreat is not a replacement for therapeutic services. A Younique Foundation therapist or registered nurse may reach out to an applicant’s therapist or physician for a collateral contact to gather more information about the applicant’s readiness to attend the retreat.

If you would like further information, please contact Sarah Burton at (385) 244-4773 or email sburton@youniquefoundation.org.