Couples Retreat

Couples Retreat for Veterans and Active Military Couples

How Did the Retreat Go?

Loved the Couple’s Retreat and the location was wonderful

Thank you, for this retreat and the sessions were very helpful. All the staff were friendly and helpful.

The retreat was awesome, Bill & Donna were great hosts and they made us feel very comfortable and we would definitely come back

The workshops were most beneficial and Yoga was so great to include.

Bill & Donna! You two are a wonderful “Power Couple” thank you for your love and energy you put into us veterans. God Speed

Food was good and thank you for the healthy choices.

You guys were Amazing, definitely looking forward to future retreats.


Workshops will focus on deepening connection in both challenging and happy times through improved communication skills, greater empathy and understanding, and harnessing differences to transform the way couples approach conflict. Sessions will include skills for: Strengthening the Relationship, Effective Communication & Conflict Transformation

These sessions will be taught by Jennifer Baublitz, MA/CAGS, of the Brookfield Institute. Jennifer Baublitz is a Military spouse of more than 18 years, and Executive Director of the Brookfield Institute in Ware Massachusetts, an organization dedicated to building resilience in service members, Veterans, and their families to combat the causes and impact of Veteran suicide. She is also an adjunct professor at Assumption University where she received her Master of Arts Degree in School Counseling as well as her Continued Advanced Graduate Degree in Resilience for the Helping Professional, and currently teaches courses in Positive Psychology, School Counseling, and Building Resilience for Service Members, Veterans, and their Families. Early in her career, Jennifer served as a classroom teacher and behavior interventionist, however, it was her experience as a Military spouse coupled with her background in mental health and family supports, that served as the catalyst for her shift from public education towards working with non-profit organizations serving Military and Veteran families. In her various roles in education and the non-profit sector, Jennifer has delivered programming in a variety of settings around building resilience for individuals, families, and communities.

A $50 fee will be required at registration, and will be fully refunded at the completion of the retreat. Our retreats are 100% drug and alcohol free. All lodging, meals and activities are provided to Veterans free of charge. Transportation to or from retreat not included.

Retreat registration closes two weeks prior to the start date.

Proof of Military Service (no exceptions). Military ID, DD-214, VA Health Care Card or Driver’s License with “Veteran” on license will be required before attending retreat.

Mail, fax or email Proof of Military Service.
Project New Hope Inc.
70 James Street, Suite 129A
Worcester, MA 01603
Fax: 508-304-9245

  • July 18 – 23, 2021
  • Oceanwood Conference Center
    17 Royal Street
    Old Orchard Beach, ME 04063
  • Presenter:
    Jennifer Baublitz
    Brookfield Institute