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Safe Spaces

We select venues for our retreats that are easily accessible, that respect participant safety, that provide solitude and relaxation, and that have staff who are committed to the goals of our program.


Most venues have a range of sleeping options that include single, double, and triple occupancy. This allows us to accommodate the personal and financial preferences of survivors who attend. Bedding, towels, shampoo, and shower gel are provided unless otherwise specified.


We are committed to healthy and nutritious food so retreats are conducted at venues that provide meals of exceptional quality. The dining staff is each facility are prepared to accommodate the range of special dietary requests for individual participants. A water bottle, juices, coffee and tea, and nourishing snack food will be supplied throughout the weekend.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is not allowed inside any of the venues, including in guests rooms. This includes the use of e-cigarettes. Cigar and pipe smoking are also prohibited. Designated areas are provided at each venue for participants who may smoke cigarettes or e-cigarettes.

Sobriety Policy

All WORs are designated as alcohol- and drug-free zones. Therefore, we require that no alcohol or non-prescribed drugs be brought to the weekend.

Cell Phone and Internet Access

Most venues have cell phone and wireless internet access. However, we do require that participants limit cell phone and internet usage to break times and not during any regularly scheduled activities. We encourage participants to consider using the weekend as an opportunity to detach from media, internet, and cell phone communication.

Physical Accessibility

All venues have accommodations for a wide spectrum of physical abilities.

Transportation Coordination

Participants must make their own travel arrangements to whichever major city is geographically closest to the WOR/DOR venue. Most venues are within 90 minutes or less of a major airport.

We will provide a transportation board to allow participants to contact each other and facilitate offering and requesting carpooling to get to the final venue destination.

For venue specific information, please choose the location below.

Whidbey Institute Farmhouse
Deer Grazing
Food on Plates
Grassy Creek
Double Room
Grass Labrynth