On Thursday, November 9, 2017, 13 women traveled from all across the country to The Haven in Champion, Pennsylvania. They came by plane and car, some traveling for an entire day, to participate in a life changing weekend. Each woman was greeted with a glam box, courtesy of The Haven, stuffed with all of the essentials they would need to enjoy the weekend of relaxation. For 2 1/2 days, the women prayed, worshipped, learned, bonded, cried, laughed, cleansed, healed and gained all of the strength they would need to re-emerge into the world boldly. With workshops on topics ranging from mental illness to wealth building and everything in between, there was no shortage of knowledge and education. There was plenty of sisterly bonding, time for rest and good eating! At the end of the weekend, the women were not the same. Their lives had been changed. While it was hard to leave, they departed with promises to stay connected and to return again to The Haven. 


  • Number of attendees: 13
  • Furthest distance traveled: 2,7832.8 miles
  • Home states of attendees: California, New York, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland & Virginia
  • Age range of attendees: 25 - 66
  • Occupation of attendees included entrepreneurs, public health experts, sexual violence advocates and television producers