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Women’s Recovery Week with a Focus on Racial Trauma & Healing – Details & Application Process

We are moved by the courage it requires to step into this sacred work. Our Recovery Week workshops are intentionally designed to provide a safe, intimate space for restoration. Thus, space is extremely limited. Our admissions process seeks to honor the vulnerability of such an application and to create a kind space for discerning if the nature and timing of this experience aligns with your needs.

If you would like to be informed when applications open, then please let us know below. We encourage you to reach out to our Admissions Team at admissions@theallendercenter.org for questions and more information.

I’m interested in Women’s Recovery Week with a Focus on Racial Trauma & Healing

 

The application, cost, and schedule details outlined below pertain to the three-day Women’s Recovery Week with a Focus on Racial Trauma & Healing. For details about the six-day Men’s and Women’s Recovery Weeks, please click here.


Application Process

The first step is to submit an application. This form is available online and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Within the application form you will be asked to provide one reference: ideally a mentor, pastor, small group leader, or counselor who knows your story and has journeyed with you. We will reach out to them directly with a recommendation form requesting their perspective on your application.

Once your application has been received, our Admissions Counselor will reach out to you to schedule an interview. Our interviews are conducted online via Zoom by one of our facilitators or trained staff members. This is a space to get to know you and your story and discern timing and readiness for this workshop.

Costs & Payment Policy

The total cost of this workshop is $2,995. The fee completely covers the costs of the 3.5-day day intensive workshop, including lodging and meals.

A $500 deposit is required to secure your seat at the time of registration. This non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is applied to your workshop fee.

When you register, you will have the option to pay your workshop fee in full or to pay in two or four installments. A 3% processing fee applies to online payments. 

Participation in the workshop will not be permitted until fees have been paid in full. 

Scholarships

We believe in the importance of this work and do our best to make this offering accessible. If the cost of the workshop is a barrier, we encourage you to invite your community to consider sponsoring you. Thanks to the Stewardship Foundation Grant, we are able to offer generous scholarships to assist those requiring financial aid to attend. For more information on available scholarships, please email our Admissions team at admissions@theallendercenter.org.

Prerequisite Learning Requirement

Individuals who are accepted into a Recovery Week will receive a discount code for the Healing the Wounded Heart online course. It is important to begin the online course before beginning your Recovery Week. Our hope is that this course will foster categories and a shared language that will deepen your experience.

Schedule

This Recovery Week is a three-and-a-half-day workshop beginning at 4:00 PM EST on Day 1 and concluding at 1:00 PM on Day 4. The schedule on Day 2 – 4 is generally 8:00 AM to 6:00pm. 

Lodging & Meals

This Recovery Week includes lodging for three nights and four days at Trinity Center, a beautiful oceanfront retreat center in Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina. Recovery Week participants must stay at the lodging provided by the Allender Center. All meals are included and accommodations will be made for dietary restrictions.

Travel

Participants are responsible for their own travel to and from Recovery Week. We advise you to wait to make flight arrangements until you have received notification of your acceptance into the workshop. Participants are responsible for their own travel to and from Recovery Week. We advise you to wait to make flight arrangements until you have received notification of your acceptance into the workshop. The Allender Center provides transportation from the airport to the retreat center for an additional fee.  Other options include driving a personal vehicle to and from the retreat center or taking an Uber or Taxi.

Disclaimer

Recovery Week involves intensive exploration of your own story and the stories of others, but it is not group therapy. Recovery Week provides an opportunity to engage in restorative work within your story of abuse, but they do not act as a substitute for consistent therapeutic engagement and support. Due to the intensity of the week, it is highly recommended that applicants are either in personal counseling or part of an abuse recovery group.

Cancellation Policy

Due to the intimate nature of this workshop, it is important to thoughtfully consider the time, financial, and emotional costs of participating prior to registering. Because a limited number of seats are available, and because we take responsibility to honor the integrity of this workshop our cancellation policy is as outlined below.

If you choose to cancel your enrollment, please notify us in writing by sending an email to admissions@theallendercenter.org.

Your $50 application fee and $500 registration deposit are non-refundable and non-transferrable. The remaining workshop fee may be refundable, following this schedule:

  • 90 days in advance of the workshop start date: 100% 
  • 60-89 days in advance of the workshop start date: 50%
  • Less than 60 days in advance of the workshop start date: 0%

In the instance of a cancellation, if we are able to fill your seat, we will refund you any workshop fees paid.