The St. Jude Retreats offers guests the most effective program to overcome "addictions" in the country in one of the most beautiful locations in the world. The retreats are located in the scenic Adirondack and Mohawk Valley regions of upstate New York. The northeastern U.S. is one of the few areas in the country where each of the four seasons brings immense change, beauty and various activities for visitors to enjoy. From striking fall foliage to the sparkling snows at Christmas, to the first blooms of spring and sunny summer days at the beach.
During the summer months there is excellent fishing in the myriad of ponds, lakes, and streams, some within walking distance of each retreat. A fishing trip to one of the local trout streams can be quite a stress reliever, as can a fall drive through the mountains to look at the foliage. Because Upstate New York has a wide range in average temperatures, you get the best of every season.
The St. Jude Retreats are conveniently located a short drive from Buffalo, NYC, Long Island, Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., New Jersey, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Delaware, Maine, Toronto and Montreal.
However, guests come from all over the world to experience our unique and effective program. We provide transportation to our retreats from Albany International Airport, all local Amtrak stations and bus stations and can assist with making your travel arrangements as well as lodging accommodations for family who may be visiting or accompanying you on your journey to the retreats. It is our goal to make what can be one of the most difficult times in your life, much less stressful. We are here to help you and your family.
Upstate New York is also rich in historic and cultural attractions and festivities. The Baseball Hall of Fame in quaint Cooperstown is a short drive from each retreat, and the New York State Museum, historic Proctor's Theatre, the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, and beautiful Saratoga and Lake George are all within an hour's drive of each retreat. And of course, one of the greatest cities in the world, New York City with all of its history, culture and attractions, is less than a three hour drive to the south.
Many people don't know that the Adirondack Park is this country's largest forever wild park. It is larger than both Yellowstone Park and Yosemite Park combined. The Adirondack Park has more than 6 million acres of forever wild wilderness open to the public and the St. Jude Mountain Retreat resides within the park on serene Lake Algonquin. The St. Jude Twin Rivers Retreat and the St. Jude Executive Retreat are located in the picturesque Mohawk Valley. With views of the Adirondacks to the north, the Berkshires and Green Mountains to the east and Catskills to the south, the Mohawk Valley is one of the most beautiful locations anywhere in the world.
Whether you enjoy extreme sports like skiing or snowboarding or you prefer a relaxing stroll or bike ride through the country, or a hike in the mountains on the first warm day of Spring or you like going to the theatre, shopping or visiting the many historical attractions; it is all here for you and your family in upstate New York. There is no better place on earth to relax, reflect and begin to build your new life.
There are many other highlights of the area, and for these you can access New York State's tourism website at: www.iloveny.com and also a website specifically for the Adirondack Park. For more information, or if you would like to schedule a personal tour of one, two or all three St. Jude Retreat locations please do not hesitate to call and speak with a Family Consultant.
In addition to our Residential Retreats in New York, the St Jude Home Program is available from the convenience of your own home.
In 1989, two researchers, Mr. Mark Scheeren and Mr. Gerald Brown began a project of finding the definitive solution to alcohol and drug problems. Over the last twenty years they systematically developed the St. Jude Retreats and the St. Jude Residential Program and the St. Jude Home Program. This system of program options has revolutionized how people are helped worldwide. There is an affordable option for every situation, even yours. The St Jude Home Program was and continues to be the leading, affordable home based solution to alcohol and drug problems. Mr. Scheeren and Mr. Brown have researched every treatment modality in the world and have developed what many health professionals recognize today to be the Most Advanced and Successful series of alcohol and drug programs in the country today.
Whether you feel your problems stem from drug and alcohol use or you feel there may be deeper emotional or personality issues at work, the St. Jude Home Program will set you on a path of real change, and provide to you, perhaps for the very first time, hope for a much better future.