SPOUSES RETREAT

Men and women undergoing the same challenges

Next Event: September 20 – 23, 2024

C.O.P.S. Spouses Retreat

Where: YMCA of the Rockies – Estes Park, CO

C.O.P.S. Spouses Retreat is planned for surviving spouses of law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty, as determined by C.O.P.S. criteria.

After losing their spouse to a line-of-duty death, surviving spouses are faced with altered life plans and learning to live alone.  At the C.O.P.S. Spouses Retreat, you will spend the weekend bonding and receiving support from other peers who genuinely understand how you feel.

C.O.P.S. Spouses Retreat provides a comfortable, safe place to unwind in a stress-free environment.  Licensed mental health professionals will provide the tools needed to manage your grief daily through group sessions and private one-on-one counseling.

You will also get the chance to participate in fun activities that encourage a continued support system beyond the retreat.  By attending Spouses Retreat, you will leave with an increased sense of self-awareness and personal growth.

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What to Expect

After losing their spouse to a line-of-duty death, surviving spouses can be faced with difficulties such as altered life plans, raising children, and/or learning to live alone. At C.O.P.S. Spouses Retreat, you will spend the weekend bonding and receiving support from other peers who genuinely know how you feel.

C.O.P.S. Spouses Retreat provides a comfortable, safe place to unwind in a stress-free environment. It is here that you will meet licensed mental health professionals that can provide the tools needed to manage your grief every day in your future, they will facilitate various sessions that are designed to meet your needs, and even offer private one-on-one counseling if requested.

You will also get the chance to participate in fun activities that may challenge your limits and relax in group activities that encourage a continued support system beyond the retreat. By attending Spouses Retreat, you will leave with an increased sense of self-awareness and personal growth.

Session Examples
  • Preparing for Trial and Post-Conviction Rights
  • Managing Relationships with Others Who are Grieving
  • Anxiety – How to Regain a Sense of Control
  • Who Am I Now
  • Five Healthy Techniques to Manage Stress
    Travel Information

    If you are flying: You should plan to arrive at Denver International Airport (DEN) between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Friday, September 20. You will be met by a C.O.P.S. representative at the airport and transported to the YMCA of the Rockies by bus. You will be transported back to the Denver Airport on Monday, September 23, by 11:00 a.m. Please be sure your return flight is AFTER 12:00 p.m. to allow time for check-in and security checks. 

    If you are driving: You will need to arrive at the YMCA of the Rockies by 6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 20, and stay through breakfast on Monday, September 23. Meals and activities are planned; no late arrivals or early departures please.

    Limited travel assistance may be available. Contact our president at president@copsarizona.org or contact the C.O.P.S. National Office for additional information.

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