Family Program Agenda & Cost

 

Our Family Program is offered a minimum of twice a month, in a virtual format and as a residential program at the McIver Center.  Each Family Program starts on Thursday evening (check-in time is from 4 – 5:30 PM for the Residential program) and concludes mid-day on Sunday.  Participants will need to register to attend, and be available to participate in all scheduled Zoom sessions, as each session’s topic throughout the weekend are different, and each builds on the prior topic.

 

When someone is in our 30-day program in our Men’s or Women’s Centers, one family member is invited to participate in our Family Program at no additional charge.  The fee for additional participants to attend our Virtual Family Program is $495 per person, and the fee for additional participants for the Residential Family Program is $595 per person (which includes lodging and meals).  In order to attend you must call to register. 

 

Families do not need to have a loved one connected to The Retreat to attend the Family Program.

 

 

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Family Program Agenda

 

Below are scheduled sessions for both the Virtual and Residential Family Programs. All programming sessions are the same, although additional items (meals/visiting time) are listed on the Residential Schedule.  Additional notes about the Virtual Program are listed at the end of this schedule.

Day One
Residential Family Program   Virtual Family Program
4PM

Check-in and registration

     
6PM Dinner      
7PM Orientation/Family Recovery   7PM Orientation/Family Recovery
Day Two
Residential Family Program   Virtual Family Program
7:30AM Meditation      
8:15AM Breakfast      
9AM The Disease Concept   9AM The Disease Concept
11AM Family Conferences (out-of-town families)/Free time      
Noon Lunch      
1PM Relationship Dynamics   1PM Relationship Dynamics
3:15PM Free time/visiting time      
6PM Dinner      
7PM Challenges of Early Recovery   7PM Challenges of Early Recovery
8:45PM Nightly Inventory   8:45PM Nightly Inventory
Day Three
Residential Family Program   Virtual Family Program
7:30AM Meditation      
8:15AM Breakfast      
9AM What does Powerless mean?   9AM What does Powerless mean?
Noon Lunch      
1PM Finding a conception of a Higher Power that works for you   1PM Finding a conception of a Higher Power that works for you
3:15PM Free time/visiting time      
6PM Dinner      
7PM AA Speaker Meeting*      
8:45PM Nightly Inventory      
Day Four
Residential Family Program   Virtual Family Program
7:30AM Meditation      
8:15AM Breakfast      
9AM Making a Decision   9AM Making a Decision
11AM Closing Activity   11AM Closing Activity
Noon Lunch      
1PM Al-Anon Speaker Meeting*      
2-5PM Visiting Time*      

*indicates a joint activity with Retreat Guests for the Residential Family Program

 

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Virtual Family Program Notes:
  • The Zoom room will open 15 minutes prior to the start of all Virtual Family Program Sessions. Sessions will be about 2.25 hours long with a break midway through (a few sessions may run 2.5 hours – depending on participant questions).
  • Daily Meditation Sessions have been pre-recorded for our Virtual Family Program for you to access during the program at a time that works best for you.
  • Virtual Family Program participants will receive information during the program on how to request a family conference to be scheduled after program participation.
  • All Virtual Family Program participants will receive a link to be able to access other AA and Al-Anon speakers electronically.