Spirit & Solitude

SCF Spirit & Solitude Respite Programs

We recognize the unique needs of spiritual care professionals and tailor our retreat programs to provide personalized experiences that foster rejuvenation and growth. Each retreat is individually planned based on an in-depth interview with the spiritual care professional to ensure that the experience aligns with their specific needs and aspirations. 


Getaways provide a brief refuge for physical rest, relaxation, and an escape from the daily grind. Open to individuals and couples, getaways offer a much-needed pause from the hustle and bustle. They are a chance to recharge both body and mind in a short span of time. A getaway might be an overnight hotel stay with dinner and a play or a weekend lounging by the pool, indulging in a spa treatment, or simply unwinding in cozy accommodations. The goal is to provide a break from the demands of everyday life and allow care providers to return feeling restored and reenergized.


Retreats are designed to offer a sanctuary for rest, silence, and a change of scenery. Open to individuals, couples, families, or small ministry teams, retreats provide a brief yet impactful time of renewal. Participants can immerse themselves in tranquility, allowing for reflection and relaxation, helping to recharge both mentally and spiritually. Participants are invited to embark on a journey of self-discovery and spiritual renewal through curated activities. As individuals engage in these transformative experiences, they often find themselves drawn into a deeper understanding of their own inner landscape and a profound sense of connection with the sacred rhythms of existence. By nurturing the body, mind, and spirit in equal measure, retreats offer a holistic approach to wellness and spiritual development, empowering participants to return to their daily lives with a renewed sense of purpose, clarity, and inner peace.


Understanding the profound significance of extended periods dedicated to creative pursuits, sabbaticals cater to the needs of spiritual care professionals who are engaged in ambitious creative projects, be it writing books, developing courses, or any other artistic endeavor. Sabbaticals typically occur when partners offer the extended use of a cabin or second home. Designed to offer a sanctuary away from the demands of everyday life, sabbaticals provide individual participants with the precious gift of time and space, allowing them to fully immerse themselves in their projects, free from the usual distractions and obligations that accompany daily responsibilities. By providing an environment conducive to deep focus and uninterrupted concentration, The Spiritual Care Fund empowers participants to pursue their creative vision at their own pace, without the pressures of external expectations.

Eligibility Requirement

To be eligible for our respite programs, participants must be spiritual wellness professionals or clinical counselors working with a non-sectarian mission, typically working in private practice or institutional settings, rather than within faith-based communities. This includes chaplains, pastoral psychotherapists, transpersonal counselors, spiritual directors, and others dedicated to providing spiritual counseling in diverse settings. Spiritual wellness practitioners include professionals like yoga instructors, somatic practitioners, or breathwork coaches. We believe in inclusivity and welcome professionals from various spiritual backgrounds and perspectives, but it is outside the scope of our mission to support specific spiritual beliefs or those whose primary mission is the propagation of spiritual or religious beliefs. We do, however, recognize that a retreat in your tradition may be what brings you rest and renewal, and we do support connecting others with respite opportunities within their own spiritual or religious traditions. Preference is given to donors or members of one of our Partner or Sponsor Institutions. 


At The Spiritual Care Fund, we are committed to supporting the well-being of spiritual care professionals by offering tailored respite experiences that address their unique needs. Through these programs, we aim to foster a community that values self-care and recognizes the importance of providing dedicated caregivers with the opportunity to recharge, reflect, and continue their impactful work with renewed energy and purpose.

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