Our focus on helping victims in their healing has grown to the formation of a retreat for victims. In October of 2011 we held our first victim-to-victim retreat, it was very successful. We do not charge any attendee for their 5 day/4 night stay which include accommodations, food, training materials and instruction. Over the five days topics, such as: blame, shame, guilt, letting go, fears, trust and others are covered in a variety of ways. We provided specific teaching, exercises, journaling, discussions, games, and crafts all interwoven towards healing the hurting women who attended. The retreat is led by Debbie. All coaches at the retreat are rape victims, thus facilitating a sense of comfort, connection and understanding to the attendees. The retreat is three phases: the initial five days; one day about 6 six months later; and one day about another 6 months later.
While the H-E-A-R-T Victim-2-Victim retreat is conducted at no charge to attendees, there is a $100 deposit required that is returned at the end of phase I. There are no other out of pocket cost to attend, just get there and home. Attendees must be in counseling prior to the retreat and openly participate in group discussions and activities. Attendees are counselor referred female victims. If you are counseling any ladies who you would like to refer to the upcoming retreat please contact H-E-A-R-T at firstname.lastname@example.org.