A sanctuary for families affected by childhood cancer or child loss, offering a community of loving-kindness and supportive activities in a peaceful, natural setting to ease their experience with trauma and grief.
- To provide 3-day retreats for families affected by childhood cancer and child loss, including those specific to various age groups from toddler to tween, children in transition and remission, and bereaved parents and siblings.
- To offer nutritious meals and workshops in art, yoga, meditation, healthy habits, therapeutic play and learning, and mindfulness towards the natural and spiritual world–holistic means of healing that treat the body and soul.
- To offer individual healing sessions with massage therapists, energy workers, trauma-informed certified counselors, and mediums.
- To apply, campaign for, and receive funds, gifts, grants, bequests, and endowments in order for families to be able to stay at Rett’s Roost for free.
- To organize fundraising events to raise monies required for running retreats.
- To advocate and increase public awareness for research and clinical trials to control, prevent, and cure all types of childhood cancer.
- To collaborate with existing, similar non-profit organizations to increase overall effectiveness in supporting families experiencing childhood cancer and in bolstering advocacy for finding improved treatments.
- To do what is necessary to carry forward the above purposes of Rett’s Roost without discriminating against any person or organization because of race, age, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, or religious belief.
“Amidst the chaos of life after cancer treatment, Rett’s Roost was truly a haven of peace and love. Our whole family made strong connections. We felt safe and understood with fellow families who knew just what we have been through. This retreat far exceeded our expectations and met needs we didn’t even know we had! Our sincere thanks go out to the lovely Cavan Family!” – The Tajima Family