the haven retreat
Three weeks each month, The Younique Foundation hosts female survivors of childhood sexual abuse at The Haven Retreat. From Monday to Thursday, these women gather in the beautiful mountains of Utah to learn, reflect, and rejuvenate. At the retreat, you can participate in a variety of activities to help you heal from the trauma of sexual abuse. Activities include:
classes and tools to manage the impact of abuse
exercise designed to help with trauma recovery
opportunities to connect with other survivors
Due to the generosity of our founders and donors, survivors attend The Haven Retreat for free. Participants are responsible for travel to and from pick-up locations in the Salt Lake City area. All food, lodging, and services are provided free of charge.
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.
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
why the 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.