Women’s 12-Step Recovery Retreat

Women's 12-step Recovery Retreat

Empathy vs. Enabling:
When Helping Hurts & What to Do About It

Villa Desiderata Retreat Center, 3015 North Bayview Lane, McHenry, IL 60051
Cost: $130.00 Scholarships Available

Facilitator: Susan L. Questions or registration forms? Contact Donna C. at 224-279-9029

You are welcome to come up at any time after 1 pm on Friday, October 11th to enjoy the Villa and pick your room.

Some dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Contact Donna for further info.
Check-in begins at 6 p.m. Friday supper provided. Program starts at 7:30 p.m. Check-Out 11 a.m. Sunday morning.

W12SRR October 2019 Retreat Registration Form

Soul Kitchen Spring Retreat: Chop Wood, Carry Water

Soul Kitchen Spring Retreat: Chop Wood, Carry Water 1

The Soul Kitchen

A Spiritual Retreat for Men and Women in Recovery


Soul Kitchen Spring Retreat: Chop Wood, Carry Water

The Principle of Perseverance

April 12 – 14, 2019

Cost is $140 :: Scholarship MAY be available.

Contact secretaries for more information.
Ryan K. (331) 222-2517
Jessica R. (224) 806-7869

Christmas Retreat at the Villa

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Theme: The Gospel Truth about Christmas

Cost: $45/person (Co-Ed – Open to All)

When: December 14-16, 2018

Where: Villa Desiderata Retreat House, 3015 N. Bayview Ln., McHenry, IL 60051

Contacts: Alex H. 224-400-3628 or Josh R. 224-806-7009

Soul Kitchen Retreat – Fall 2018

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THE SOUL KITCHEN – September 28 – 30, 2018
A Spiritual Retreat for Men and Women in Recovery

Theme: Who’s your Tribe?

In recovery, and life in general, we will inevitably become a member of various communities… Some by choice, some by birth, some by consequence. At the next Soul Kitchen, we’re going to take a look at these groups—or fellowships—and ask the question: Who is my TRIBE? In our typical, unfiltered Soul Kitchen fashion, we will be digging for truth as we look at who we are in the context of the tribe.

Facilitated by:  Ben C., Joe N., Susan L.

Retreat Cost: $140 (Deposit of $40 required)

Includes: Lodging, Meals* and Programs – Our retreats are co-ed (separate living quarters); limited scholarships may be available**

Schedule:  Friday night dinner (optional) at 6:00 pm; first session at 7:30 pm. Last session complete by 12:30 Sunday.

* Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary restrictions.

** A modest retreat fund is available for partial scholarships. If money is an issue, please let us know ASAP so you can experience a powerful weekend!.


  • Ryan K | 331.222.2517 | rkleisner@gmail.com
  • Jessica Z. | 312.771.9008 | Ayejessicaaaaah@gmail.com
  • Mae Y. | 630.202.5243 | Mypil@yahoo.com

2018 Women’s New Beginnings Group Retreat

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Practice there principles… June 15-17, 2018

Registration Fee -$110

Includes: Lodging, three meals on Saturday & breakfast on Sunday

Registration/Check-in begins at 6:00pm on Friday (You can arrive as early as 3:00pm to choose a room and enjoy use of the campus on your own)

This is a closed retreat for women in AA – In support of AA’s singleness of purpose, attendance at closed meetings is limited to persons who have a desire to stop drinking.

Suggested items to pack: Bedding (sheets, blanket, pillow, sleeping bag); Towels/Washcloth; Toiletries (soap, shampoo, lotion, etc.); Shower Shoes; Bath Mat; Rain Coat/Umbrella; Flashlight; Bug Spray; Lawn Chair; Water Bottle; Coffee Cup; Hand Sanitizer; Liquid Soap; Air Freshener; Yoga Mat; Snacks and Beverages to Share; Big Book; Other AA literature; Journal; Pens/Pencils; Honesty; Open-mindedness; Willingness

Limited, partial scholarships are available upon request.

Questions? Please Call – Dar G. 847-361-3511 or Patti C. 224-242-2412

Special Needs Requests call Marcia S. 815-222-9768

To reserve your spot, return completed registration form and payment by June 6, 2018 – www.facebook.com/wnbsummer-retreat 

NIU Lorado Taf Field Campus

1414 N River Road, Oregon, IL 61061 htp://www.niu.edu/taf/

Located one and one-half miles north of Oregon, Illinois, adjacent to Lowden State Park. Reached from the east and west by Illinois Highway 64 and from the north and south by Illinois Highway 2.