Breakthrough LGBTQIA+ Renewal Retreat

Friday, March 31st 5:00 PM - Sunday, April 2nd 7:30 PM | Caron Treatment Centers

Breakthrough LGBTQIA+ Renewal Retreat
“All people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential.” - Harvey Milk

Finding spaces for renewal is important for those of us in recovery. If you are an LGBTQIA+ person in recovery, it can be difficult to find those safe spaces. Caron’s Renewal Retreat Weekends offer you the chance to be in a serene and restful place. It’s a time to relax and enjoy the warmth of being loved, simply for who you are.

Connect with others who share your experience through:

  • Small group sharing
  • Workshops
  • Fun activities
  • Mindfulness, meditation and yoga
  • Socializing
  • Health information sessions
  • 12-Step recovery meeting
  • Spirituality

Weekend topics range from:

  • Healthy sexuality
  • Healthy relationships
  • Self-advocacy
  • Dealing with change
  • Living a sober life within the LGBTQIA+ community
  • Mental well being
  • HIV/AIDS/Hep C

Typical Retreat Schedule:


  • 5:00 - 9:00 PM Registration/Dinner Buffet/Introductions


  • 8:00 AM Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM Meditation
  • 9:30 AM Large- group experience
  • Noon Lunch
  • 1:00 PM Large group workshop
  • 4:00 PM Small group process
  • 5:30 PM Dinner
  • 6:00 PM 12-Step Meeting
  • 7:30 PM Social/Fun Time


  • 7:30 AM Breakfast
  • 8:30 AM Non- denominational Chapel Service
  • 10:45 AM Closing

Our History

The Caron LGBTQIA+ Retreats began in the 1980’s safe, supportive space for those with HIV/AIDS and in recovery to come together. Over the years, the retreats have expanded to be inclusive of all in the LGBTQIA+ community, regardless if they are impacted by HIV/AIDS. Our core group of faithful participants has grown into a special extended family and welcome you to join our family. A few times a year, we return to Caron to share feelings, laughter, and life struggles; mourn losses; and unconditionally welcome newcomers.

Please note: This workshop is not appropriate for those who might be experiencing debilitating emotional symptoms.

Once registered, you will receive an email with further instructions and forms to complete.

For questions or more information, please contact Thomas McDermitt at or 484.955.4381.

Date & Time

Friday, March 31st 5:00 PM - Sunday, April 2nd 7:30 PM


Caron Treatment Centers
243 North Galen Hall Road
Wernersville, PA 19565

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