Savannah Women's Empowerment Unmarried Partners Retreat

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Savannah, Georgia
Application Open from November 28, 2022 to March 4, 2023

Health Guidelines: TAPS will make every effort to ensure safe and healthy gatherings. We will continue to monitor COVID variants and may require testing onsite and/or other protocols based on local regulations and CDC guidance. At this time, we do not require proof of full vaccination and masks are optional. Should we have to make any changes you will be notified right away.

Surviving women who lost a romantic partner, fiancee, boyfriend or girlfriend that they were not married to at the time of death are invited to join the TAPS Empowerment Program at our Savannah Women's Empowerment Unmarried Partners Retreat.


Surviving women at Empowerment retreat



If you're asking yourself what's next after the death of your loved one, and you're ready to take steps toward transforming your life, join us at the Savannah Women's Empowerment Unmarried Partners Retreat. At this unique retreat, we'll explore ways to move forward within our new normal along with exploring the complexities of losing a romantic partner that you were not married to.  Using a combination of movement, mindfulness, art and self-exploration, we'll take inspiration from our surroundings and our peers to create a plan for healing and growth. This event will focus on the needs of our minds, bodies and spirits as we clarify our direction in life and create our own path to transformation.

During the retreat, we will focus on building connections and fostering accountability within our group. We will work to establish a supportive community that will provide encouragement and inspiration long after this event ends. Together, we honor the past, recognize the present and intentionally step into the future.

Who should attend? Due to the unique nature of this event, TAPS Empowerment Retreats are intended for those survivors whose loss occurred more than 6 months ago. If you are within the first six months following your loss, we encourage you to attend a Regional Seminar and/or the National Military Survivor Seminar.



Monday, March 6: The first day is set aside as a travel day. Once you arrive at the retreat center, TAPS staff will be there to greet you and get you checked in. Then, the day is yours to get settled in, meet fellow survivors, explore the property and relax.

Tuesday, March 7 to Thursday, March 9: Each day will include opportunities for movement, creative expression and self-exploration. Group sessions will center upon themes such as gratitude, mindfulness, reflection and goal setting. Along with structured programming, the schedule will have built-in opportunities for solo work, rest and deeper personal reflection. Every evening, we'll close our time as a group together. 

Friday, March 10: We'll say our final goodbyes and depart from each other.


Surviving Women creative session

Surviving Women outdoor session

Surviving Women yoga session


Event Details

We will be active throughout the retreat, however activities will involve light physical exertion. We will be doing some form of low-impact exercise every day including yoga, hiking and more.

Please note that this is a technology-free event. In order to fully immerse ourselves in the activities and connect with fellow attendees, we ask that cellphones and other devices are only used for emergencies.



Thanks to the generosity of our donors and sponsors, TAPS will provide lodging, most meals and all activities at no cost to you.



Lodging will be provided at Wesley Garden Retreat for all attendees from Monday to Friday. You'll share a room with another event attendee. TAPS covers the cost of lodging at no cost to you, and we'll take care of booking your lodging for the event. 

Please note this is an alcohol-free facility. 

You'll need to cover the cost of your transportation to and from Savannah. Please do not make travel arrangements until you receive a welcome email after registering.

This retreat will be contained to the retreat center and our outdoor activities. If you would like to explore the Savannah area, please plan to extend your visit before or after the retreat.



Applications will be open from from November 28 to December 5, 2022 (look for blue button at top of this page at that time). Applicants will be notified of selection or waitlist status by end of  December. Applicants not initially selected to attend will be placed on a waitlist and notified as space becomes available.

If you have any questions, please email or call 800-959-TAPS (8277).