A Holistic Approach to Healing: The Paths of Courage Residential Healing Program
SACQD offers, free of charge, a one-of-a-kind program surrounded by nature at our Paths of Courage Healing & Retreat Centre. Week long programs provide sexual assault survivors with opportunities to heal, transform and become empowered.
Paths of Courage Residential Healing Program pioneered by SACQD
The Paths of Courage Residential Healing Program is a holistic program pioneered by the Sexual Assault Centre for Quinte & District. Our intent through Paths of Courage is to provide survivors with safe opportunities to heal from the effects of sexual violence and support their journey to self-awareness and wholeness.
A Need for “Something More”
Paths of Courage was developed after years of SACQD participants talking about the need for “something more” – beyond the typical one-hour counselling session. We learned, through feedback and informed research, that if we are solely engaging in talk therapy, we are missing out on many other healing options that may be beneficial to survivors. As helpful, and in some cases “life saving”, as talk therapy can be, we wanted to offer an alternative.
A week long healing journey in a peaceful setting
The Paths of Courage Healing and Retreat Centre is located in a beautiful and tranquil environment surrounded by nature, providing a peaceful setting to support your healing.
To participate, please fill in the online application form or download and print the application. The application can be found at the “Apply Now” tab at the right-hand side of this page and “Paths of Courage” drop-down menu.
Currently, people may participate in men’s or women’s groups with a maximum of 10 participants per week-long program. This program is open to all residents of Ontario age 16+.