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A spiritual and compassionate approach to healing.

The Retreat’s National Center for Women’s Recovery is designed by women for women. 

Located in the Big Woods Preserve of Wayzata, MN, it provides a dignified and pastoral environment for physical, emotional and spiritual healing from substance use disorder, providing a strong foundation for life in recovery. The National Center for Women’s Recovery philosophy is simple and straightforward—it uses the spiritual principles of Alcoholics Anonymous and an integrated community approach to deliver industry-best outcomes.

The integrated partnership between SHE RECOVERS and The Retreat aims to amplify the impact of both organizations, and provide more women with the tools, resources, and support necessary to thrive in their recovery. SHE RECOVERS believes in all pathways – including Twelve Step recovery – and knows that women attending treatment will benefit greatly from the unique bidirectional support approach offered at The Retreat.

The Retreat generously made a $10,000 donation in support of our mission in 2023. Such support plays a vital role in furthering the foundation’s goals and providing necessary resources to empower and support recovering women. SHE RECOVERS is deeply grateful to The Retreat for their contribution and commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of those we serve.

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“At The Retreat, we have long recognized the significance of a holistic approach to recovery. By collaborating with SHE RECOVERS, we can expand our reach and offer women a wider range of tools and resources to support their long-term sobriety.”

~ Eva Pickeral, Women’s Program Coordinator at The Retreat ~

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The Retreat’s Unique Approach

The Retreat Minneapolis Women’s Recovery Center offers a full continuum of care featuring a non-clinical, holistic, and mutually-supportive approach to substance misuse. Their mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities affected by alcohol and drugs by providing affordable and educational services rooted in the Twelve Step principles of Alcoholics Anonymous and complemented by holistic recovery modalities.

The Retreat creates an environment that promotes emotional and spiritual growth to improve mental health and help women establish a solid connection to the recovery community. Through collective group services, their treatment plans support women to share their experiences, strength, and hope with one another so they can learn to trust themselves, understand the true nature of their struggles, and take empowered steps towards a thriving life in recovery.

The Retreat’s integrated community based and mutual-help approach utilizes volunteers from the recovery community to deliver an accessible healing experience and curriculum that’s alive with the spirit of recovery.

Partner Channels

In The News

SHE RECOVERS® Foundation & The Retreat Join Forces to Break Barriers For Recovering Women

Partnership Highlights the Organizations’ Shared Commitment to Providing Holistic & Individualized Recovery Solutions

SHE RECOVERS® Volunteer recognizes The Retreat

SHE RECOVERS Volunteer Nikole shares about her recent visit to The Retreat.

Past Events

An Integrated Community Approach to Healing in Recovery

With Eva Christensen of The Retreat | A #MentalHealthMonday Recovery Education Session

In this presentation, Eva Christensen of The Retreat will discuss an integrated community approach to healing in recovery.

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Research shows that significant improvements in mental health are experienced by individuals who receive community-based recovery care. Positive health impacts include feeling supported by peers, inspiration, motivation, accountability, overcoming social isolation, and knowing how to better access services. Eva of The Retreat will share her unique approach to recovery care rooted in community involvement and grounded in the idea that we are always stronger together.

During this engaging session of #MentalHealthMonday, Eva will:

  • Explore the concept of community & how it relates to a richer human experience
  • Show how building & belonging to a community can strengthen the foundation of our recovery
  • Discuss potential barriers & fears that may hinder community engagement
  • Identify ways to overcome obstacles & embrace connection
  • Examine the long-term benefits of integrating community & bi-directional support with clinical resources and how they collectively contribute to women’s healing

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A Matter of Life & Death

Why the Discourse Around Twelve Step Recovery and Women Needs to Change

A Free Hybrid Event Presented by The Retreat & SHE RECOVERS Foundation


    • Explore the concept of ‘individualized recovery patchworks’ for women
    • Understand how Twelve Step recovery can be empowering and transformative for many women, but not work for others Explore the harm perpetuated when ‘multiple pathway’ proponents dismiss Twelve Step recovery as a recovery option Consider ‘steps’ that recovering individuals, professionals and programs can take to create a more unified recovery ethos


Partner with Us

We’re dedicated to creating innovative collaborations with corporate recovery partners and industry champions.

These collaborations allow us to further our mission to redefine recovery, inspire hope, end stigma and shame, and empower women to increase their recovery capital with a lifeline of support. Corporate recovery partners aligned with our Intentions & Guiding Principles, will be offered the ability to strengthen relationships with their customers, clients and communities by partnering with one of the largest and most progressive grassroots movements today.

Our diverse and passionate network of more than 325,000 women, and the virtual and viral nature of our movement, offers unique opportunities for creative partnerships that will advance the goals and objectives of both organizations.

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