Several times a year, Shmaya participants (and their families!) receive a full pampering retreat at an exclusive hotel or guest house. 

These retreats are specifically designed to give people with a hearing-impairment or complex learning disability AND their families a needed break. 

Your day-to-day life is full of challenges and decisions. Every once-in-a-while, you need to stop and smell the roses with the ones you love. 

At the retreat, you will enjoy a change of scenery and hours of leisure and social enrichment. Shmaya provides a range of supportive and rehabilitative activities, too. 

Eligibility for participation in the retreats is given by the child's social worker in the local Office of Welfare. The maximum eligibility is 15 days per person.