Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at The Refuge, A Healing Place to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at The Refuge, A Healing Place.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit

Event Registration

16th Annual Refuge Alumni Weekend





Date: October 11 - 13 2019


Schedule: (Tentative)

Friday, October 11, 2019

8:00 am – 9:00 am                                 Continental Breakfast (The Nest Lake Weir)

9:30 am                                                      Arrival Begins to The Refuge

9:30 am – 11:30 am                               All My Friends (BGR @The Refuge)

12:00 pm – 4:30 pm                              Paddle board, volleyball, boating (The Nest Lake Weir)

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm                               Lunch (The Nest Lake Weir: Alumni Only)

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm                                 Therapists Dinner (The Nest Lake Weir: Alumni Only)

7:00 pm                                                     Magnolia Tree Talking Feather (Magnolia Tree)


Saturday, October 12, 2019

8:00 am – 9:00 am                                Continental Breakfast (The Nest Lake Weir)

9:30 am                                                      Arrival Begins to The Refuge

10:00 am – 11:30 am                             Leap of Faith (Ropes Course: Alumni Only

10:00am-11:00 am                                 Breath work @ The Seed barn: Alumni only

10:00 am – 12:00 pm                            Trail riding (25 spots available: Alumni Only)

10:00am-12:00 pm                                DIY Aromatherapy w/Lyn (Pavilion)

10:00 am – 1:00 pm                              Karaoke/DJ and Photo Booth (Alumni Tent)

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm                              Lunch Buffet (Alumni Tent)

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm                                 Memorial Wall Ceremony  

3:00 am – 4:00 am                                 Marsh Momma Tour of the Levy (Alumni Tent: Alumni Only)

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm                                Talent Show (Pavilion)

5:00 pm – 6:15 pm                                 Dinner (Alumni Tent)

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm                                 AA Meeting (The Nest Lake Weir Fire Pit)


Sunday, October 13, 2019

8:00 am – 9:00 am                                Continental Breakfast (The Nest Lake Weir)

9:30 am – 11:00 am                               Closing Ceremony (The Nest Lake Weir)

12:00 am – 1:00 pm                               Closing Lunch (The Nest Lake Weir)



The Nest Lake Weir - SOLD OUT
12850 East Highway 25
Ocklawaha, FL 32179
Contact Janet: (352) 288-3333

Holiday Inn Express Silver Springs
5360 East Silver Spring Blvd
Silver Springs, FL 34488
Rate Code: ILQWX
(352) 304-6111

Townplace Suites The Villages
1141 Alonzo Avenue
Lady lake, FL 32159
Rate Code: HXJQ
(352) 753-8686

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.

Past Events

January 29, 2016:  

Understanding Your Transgender Client: Establishing Safe Clinical Environments 

Trauma Workshop Presentation:
The Broken Lens, The Impact of Trauma and Addiction on the Way We See the World

Date and Location:  July 28, 2015 – Orlando Area

Date and Location:  July 29, 2015 – Tampa Area

Past Webinars

Webinar: April 22, 2015 at 1pm EST: Intergenerational Trauma and the Holocaust.

Webinar – Thursday, March 26 – Intergenerational Trauma and the Holocaust.

“The Traumatic Impact of Sex Addiction on the Family System” – Stefanie Carnes, Ph.D., President, International Institute for Trauma & Addiction Professionals.  Watch Here!

“Intergernational Trauma: Breaking The Chains” –  Tom Antonek, Ph.D., HSPP, CAP., Psychologist, The Refuge.   Watch Here!

“The Impact of Trauma & Addiction” –  Tom Antonek, Ph.D., HSPP, CAP., Psychologist, The Refuge.  Watch Here!

“Trauma: In the Shadow of Our Ancestors”  – Judy Crane, LMHC, CAP, ICADC, CSAT., Founder, The Refuge.   Watch Here!

“Emerging Trends in Addiction Treatment” – Dr. Douglas Davies, Medical Director, The RefugeWatch Here!

Past Workshops

December 9, 2014: Brainspotting for Trauma Treatment In Recovery

November 5, 2014 – New York, NY Lunch & CE Workshop

October 30, 2014 – Philadelphia, PA Lunch & CE Workshop

October 29, 2014 – St. Paul, MN Lunch & CE Workshop

October 28, 2014 – Washington, DC Lunch & CE Workshop

October 17, 2014 – Emerging Trends in Substance Treatment – Atlanta, Georgia

September 17, 2014 – Intergenerational Trauma: Breaking The Chain – Oakbrook, IL

August 22, 2014 – Trauma Treatment:The Bodies Impact on the Mind

June 20th – Addiction and Trauma; The Perfect (Brain) Storm

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