The Haven Retreat

The Haven Retreat is a clinically informed 4-day educational experience for female survivors of child sexual abuse. Its purpose is to educate survivors about the traumatic impacts of abuse, as well as introduce healing tools you can continue to use when you return home.

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The Haven Retreat

The Haven Retreat is a clinically informed 4-day educational experience for female survivors of child sexual abuse. Its purpose is to educate survivors about the traumatic impacts of abuse, as well as introduce healing tools you can continue to use when you return home.

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Learn How to Heal from the Trauma of Child Sexual Abuse at The Haven Retreat

At The Haven Retreat, we strive to provide a safe space for survivors to build a community while learning about the impacts of childhood trauma and applying healing strategies to help manage these impacts. Each retreat experience has been carefully planned by a team of licensed clinical therapists to help you on your healing journey.

What Happens at The Haven Retreat?

Each day at retreat, we offer a wide variety of classes and activities that you can choose to participate in based on your own needs. Our goal is to provide support in three key ways: education, experience, and community.

 

Education

Learn about strategies you can use to heal, and become acquainted with tools that can help you overcome self-defeating behaviors and unhealthy habits. Our educational classes cover topics such as:

  • Trauma and the Brain
  • Creating Intentional Behaviors
  • Nutrition and Moods
  • Coping Skills
  • Understanding Shame and Resiliency

Experience

Participate in a wide range of experiential activities designed to help you address the effects trauma has taken on your brain and body. These activities include:

  • Yoga
  • Kintsugi
  • Art journaling
  • Muay Thai
  • Mindfulness

Community

The Haven Retreat provides a safe space for survivors to develop camaraderie and community with fellow survivors. This sense of community can provide survivors with feelings of support, validation, and understanding that play an invaluable role in healing from trauma.

One of the primary ways we encourage community at The Haven Retreat is through Finding Hope Support Groups, which survivors can participate in at retreat. Survivors can also start or join a group before or after returning home.

Personal Time

You will have personal time to relax, reflect, and rejuvenate each evening at the retreat. During this time, you can spend time by yourself or with others.

See a sample schedule

Learn How to Heal from the Trauma of Child Sexual Abuse at The Haven Retreat

At The Haven Retreat, we strive to provide a safe space for survivors to build a community while learning about the impacts of childhood trauma and applying healing strategies to help manage these impacts. Each retreat experience has been carefully planned by a team of licensed clinical therapists to help you on your healing journey.

What Happens at The Haven Retreat?

Each day at retreat, we offer a wide variety of classes and activities that you can choose to participate in based on your own needs. Our goal is to provide support in three key ways: education, experience, and community.

Education

Learn about strategies you can use to heal, and become acquainted with tools that can help you overcome self-defeating behaviors and unhealthy habits. Our educational classes cover topics such as:

  • Trauma and the Brain
  • Creating Intentional Behaviors
  • Nutrition and Moods
  • Coping Skills
  • Understanding Shame and Resiliency

Experience

Participate in a wide range of experiential activities designed to help you address the effects trauma has taken on your brain and body. These activities include:

  • Yoga
  • Kintsugi
  • Art journaling
  • Muay Thai
  • Mindfulness

Community

The Haven Retreat provides a safe space for survivors to develop camaraderie and community with fellow survivors. This sense of community can provide survivors with feelings of support, validation, and understanding that play an invaluable role in healing from trauma.

One of the primary ways we encourage community at The Haven Retreat is through Finding Hope Support Groups, which survivors can participate in at retreat. Survivors can also start or join a group before or after returning home.

Personal Time

You will have personal time to relax, reflect, and rejuvenate each evening at the retreat. During this time, you can spend time by yourself or with others.

See a sample schedule
 

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.

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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.

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Who Can Attend The Haven Retreat?

We created The Haven Retreat because we saw a lot of services for survivors in crisis, but virtually nothing for the survivors who, years or decades later, still feel the effects of the abuse. If you’ve been coping with the impacts of sexual abuse but still struggle to cope with trauma related to the abuse, The Haven Retreat is for you.

Any adult woman who was sexually abused at or before age 18 is eligible to attend The Haven Retreat. However, the retreat is best suited to survivors who:

  • Function well across multiple areas of their lives.
  • Can safely live in a social environment for 4 days with a group of other survivors.
  • Are able to abstain from drugs and alcohol for 4 days without withdrawals.
  • Are still affected, often deeply, by their past. These effects can persist even amidst the achieved successes of raising a family, holding a job, and/or contributing to the community.

Who Can Attend The Haven Retreat?

We created The Haven Retreat because we saw a lot of services for survivors in crisis, but virtually nothing for the survivors who, years or decades later, still feel the effects of the abuse. If you’ve been coping with the impacts of sexual abuse but still struggle to cope with trauma related to the abuse, The Haven Retreat is for you.

Any adult woman who was sexually abused at or before age 18 is eligible to attend The Haven Retreat. However, the retreat is best suited to survivors who:

  • Function well across multiple areas of their lives.
  • Can safely live in a social environment for 4 days with a group of other survivors.
  • Are able to abstain from drugs and alcohol for 4 days without withdrawals.
  • Are still affected, often deeply, by their past. These effects can persist even amidst the achieved successes of raising a family, holding a job, and/or contributing to the community.

Why The Haven Retreat Works

The Haven Retreat was one of the first educational programs of its kind made available to survivors of child sexual abuse. Prior to its launch in 2015, most child sexual abuse treatments were administered via individual or group therapy. Since then, more than 3,000 survivors have attended The Haven Retreat and benefitted from the uplifting experiences it provides.

How The Haven Retreat Helps Survivors Heal

Researchers have confirmed The Haven Retreat’s effectiveness. In early 2020, researchers at Brigham Young University and the University of Michigan published a third-party, peer-reviewed study which found that survivors who attended the retreat:

 

Why The Haven Retreat Works

The Haven Retreat was one of the first educational programs of its kind made available to survivors of child sexual abuse. Prior to its launch in 2015, most child sexual abuse treatments were administered via individual or group therapy. Since then, more than 3,000 survivors have attended The Haven Retreat and benefitted from the uplifting experiences it provides.

How The Haven Retreat Helps Survivors Heal

Researchers have confirmed The Haven Retreat’s effectiveness. In early 2020, researchers at Brigham Young University and the University of Michigan published a third-party, peer-reviewed study which found that survivors who attended the retreat:

45% improvement of life satisfaction.

37% reduction
of PTSD symptoms.

19% higher efficacy to cope with their traumatic experience.

These positive effects were shown to last for at least one year post-retreat participation.

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What Past Participants Are Saying About The Haven Retreat

More than 3,500 adult female survivors of child sexual abuse have attended The Haven Retreat. For some, attending the retreat felt like their only hope for healing. Take a look at what they’ve said about their experiences at the retreat.

“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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45% improvement of life satisfaction.

37% reduction
of PTSD symptoms.

19% higher efficacy to cope with their traumatic experience.

 

These positive effects were shown to last for at least one year post-retreat participation.

Learn More
 

What Past Participants Are Saying About The Haven Retreat

More than 3,500 adult female survivors of child sexual abuse have attended The Haven Retreat. For some, attending the retreat felt like their only hope for healing. Take a look at what they’ve said about their experiences at the retreat.

Read More Reviews
“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

Meet the Retreat Team

From the time you click Request an Application to the moment you arrive at The Haven Retreat, our expert team of licensed therapists and case managers will guide you through your experience. You will interact with five different teams who are eager to help you heal. Our staff adhere to high standards of confidentiality and are trained in HIPAA compliance.

 

Meet the Retreat Team

From the time you click Request an Application to the moment you arrive at The Haven Retreat, our expert team of licensed therapists and case managers will guide you through your experience. You will interact with five different teams who are eager to help you heal. Our staff adhere to high standards of confidentiality and are trained in HIPAA compliance.

 

Where Is The Haven Retreat?

Currently, The Haven Retreat is hosted in two locations; Utah and Georgia. You will have the opportunity to choose which location you prefer to attend when you submit your application request.

 

Utah

Our Utah retreat is located in a serene canyon in the Wasatch Mountain range of northern Utah. This location is ADA accessible.

Georgia

We host our Georgia retreat in the peaceful foothills of the stunning North Georgia Mountain range.
 

Each location is on private property, gated, and staffed by on-site security. We keep the exact location of each retreat private to protect the property owners’ privacy, as well as the security of the survivors who attend.

 

Where Is The Haven Retreat?

Currently, The Haven Retreat is hosted in two locations; Utah and Georgia. You will have the opportunity to choose which location you prefer to attend when you submit your application request.

Utah

Our Utah retreat is located in a serene canyon in the Wasatch Mountain range of northern Utah. This location is ADA accessible.

Georgia

We host our Georgia retreat in the peaceful foothills of the stunning North Georgia Mountain range.

Each location is on private property, gated, and staffed by on-site security. We keep the exact location of each retreat private to protect the property owners’ privacy, as well as the security of the survivors who attend.

 

You Are Welcome at The Haven Retreat

At The Younique Foundation, we want all survivors to find healing and no longer be defined by events from their past. The Haven Retreat is for you. We want to help you find hope in yourself and your future.

 
 

How to Attend The Haven Retreat

We are thrilled you are interested in participating in The Haven Retreat! Please read the following information about our application process carefully.

01
Submit an application request by clicking the button below. This will add you to our wait list; we will send an email confirming that your request has been received.
02
You will receive a link to fill out your application typically within 3–6 months. We send applications based on retreat availability, so your wait time could vary.
03
Complete the application and wait to hear back from our staff with next steps.
 

You Are Welcome at The Haven Retreat

How to Attend The Haven Retreat

We are thrilled you are interested in participating in The Haven Retreat! Please read the following information about our application process carefully.

01
Submit an application request by clicking the button below. This will add you to our wait list; we will send an email confirming that your request has been received.
02
You will receive a link to fill out your application typically within 3–6 months. We send applications based on retreat availability, so your wait time could vary.
03
Complete the application and wait to hear back from our staff with next steps.
“If you doubt whether or not The Haven Retreat is for you, we hope there is a little voice in your head that says, ‘Yes! In fact, it is designed just for me.’”Chris Yadon, Executive Director
“If you doubt whether or not The Haven Retreat is for you, we hope there is a little voice in your head that says, ‘Yes! In fact, it is designed just for me.’”Chris Yadon, Executive Director