The Retreat

The Retreat in Kilmore Victoria was created through incredible acts of generosity and compassion. The 42 acres was donated by a local Rotarian and the house was donated and rebuilt by volunteers, predominantly from Rotary International District 9790.

A home-away-from-home

The Retreat is a purpose-built, home-away-from-home for the children as they prepare for and recover from their life-changing surgery. Most of the kids we help undergo complex surgery and treatment that requires a significant recovery period, and the Retreat benefits from a fully equipped physiotherapy room, a rehabilitation pool, and regular access to physiotherapists to help with this recovery.

Regardless of where the children live in Australia, we are committed to providing 24/7 holistic care, responding to each child’s physical, emotional, and cultural needs, and helping them build their confidence and independence.