Breakthrough LGBTQIA+ Renewal Retreat

Friday, April 12th 5:00 PM - Sunday, April 14th 12:00 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 PM Arrival and Meet 'n' Greet
  • 7:00 - 8:00 PM Welcome and Check In
  • 8:30 PM Free time


  • 7:30am-8:15am BREAKFAST
  • 8:30am – 9:45am Mindfulness Meditation
  • 10:00am – 12:00pm Workshop
  • 12:00-12:30pm Free time; Caron Store
  • 12:45pm-1:30pm LUNCH
  • 1:15pm – 1:30pm Free Time / Walk
  • 1:30-3:00 Workshop
  • 3:00pm-3:15pm BREAK
  • 3:15pm-5:15pm Workshop
  • 5:30pm-6:15pm DINNER
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm 12-Step Meeting


  • 7:30am-8:15am BREAKFAST
  • 9:30am-10:30am Chapel
  • 11:00am-12:00pm Closing thoughts, Check-out

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, April 12th 5:00 PM - Sunday, April 14th 12:00 PM


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