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2018 Annual Report

For the past four summers, Rett’s Roost has created a safe, compassionate space where families who have experienced childhood cancer and child loss can find a source of connection with one another.

This past year was our first in Ogunquit, ME, and it truly was a fantastic and memorable summer and fall. We hosted four bereavement retreats at the new location and we are happy to report it is the perfect fit for our programming. Our onsite retreats all hosted four to six families, including our own. For our retreat for families with childhood cancer survivors, we headed north to Duck Puddle Campground, and thanks to its amazing owners, six families had a wonderful experience in fully outfitted cabins on Pemaquid Lake.

We feel really organized as we head into 2019 and are so happy to be able to provide you with this first-of-its-kind annual report. In January, we’ll be announcing next year’s retreat schedule and opening our new online registration system to families. One big project we have planned for this spring is to erect a yurt on the property that will be used for group and individual therapies during retreats. Behind the scenes, we’ll be working with an accounting firm in Portland to establish our first Financial Review.

We’re also setting our sights on developing a strategic fundraising plan with the hopes of securing more funding from grants and hiring one or two more part-time employees.