┬áHealing a Woman’s Soul
Tools for Recovery

Friday, September 6, 2019 at 7:00 PM
to early evening
on Saturday, September 7, 2019
Dominican Retreat Center in Niskayuna

This retreat is open to all women but would be especially beneficial to those who are addicted or victims of domestic violence.

Our retreat team has over 20 years experience in the field of ministry, substance abuse, counseling, law and teaching. Our team consists of Rev. Sally Heiligman, Priest at Grace Church, Mohawk, Rev. Karen Clancy, Associate Minister at Morningstar Missionary Baptist Church, Albany, Patti Gibbons, lay minister, St. Stephen’s Church in Delmar, Rev. Leslie Groneman, gifted crafter, and deacon at Christ Church, Coxsackie and Rev. Anne Curtin, HAWS Chaplain.

Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis so your prompt response is appreciated. Please make sure to mark if a full or partial scholarship is requested on the application form. We anticipate women not receiving full or partial scholarships to attend, but the names of scholarship recipients remain confidential. The Scholarship covers meals, including Saturday dinner and lodging. Unfortunately, we cannot provide transportation; however, the Retreat Center is located near public bus lines. Attached is a brochure with additional information about our ministry, and registration form. This information will soon be available on our website at

Please note two new clarifications to our registration form. The Retreat Center is scent-free and asks that all leave their perfume, powder, scented lotions, and soaps, etc. at home for the comfort of other attendees and staff with severe allergies. They also ask that those with specific dietary needs, i.e., allergies, gluten-free, vegetarian, etc. indicate that on the form so that the chef has time to provide appropriate food. For example, anyone attending who has a nut allergy, please indicate if it is airborne or only when ingested.

Registrations should be received no later than Wednesday August 28, 2019. Thank you for your attention to our request. We are holding your ministry in our prayers. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 518- 439-8574 {w/answering machine}

2019 HAWS-Retreat Brochure