Special Forces Charitable Trust

P.O. Box 53

Essex, CT  06426


Office: 860-767-1510

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SFCT is a IRS certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
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Tax ID # 27-4209721
#60000 - Special Forces Family Fund

© 2020


Special Forces Charitable Trust planned, implemented, and hosted large Resiliency Retreats in conjunction with the Center for Military Relationships and Families, through a program we developed within our Family and Community Support Program. These events are uniquely and specifically designed to provide service members and their Families opportunities to learn skills and strategies to help increase their overall individual and Family resilience.

  • Fantastic experience, these events are usually our only date nights of the year.

  • The SF Charitable Trust went above and Beyond.... The material was carefully thought out and coordinated.  All material covered is invaluable information that my wife and I will benefit from.  The guest speakers exceeded the standard in delivering the topics.

  • •    This retreat was an amazing experience. I feel so blessed for all the thought and heart that was obviously put into it. The staff was incredibly warm, helpful and accommodating and the speakers were phenomenal.... Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. We appreciate this more than we will ever be able to express.
    •    Wonderful event that was/is very beneficial for me and my family. Will strongly recommend to my fellow Soldiers. Thank you for the opportunity!
    •    The session really reflected a lot of what I've gone through and continue to go through. I feel I have learned to better cope and help others with Operation Stress. Thank you.
    •    The effort SFCT put into organizing this! The speakers, like Bob Delaney, are ones with Credibility, Experience and Empathy/Sympathy that resounds with the Soldiers and Families. This event as a whole touches on needs within our ranks that are hard to get at the heart of; conversations that need to happen. These speakers are reaching to the point of the things across the ciu/mil chasm with skill. Well done. Thank you for the comprehensive approach to this.
    •    The retreat was the most rewarding and beneficial that my family has ever attended, both for my spouse and I and our children. The speakers were extremely qualified, knowledgeable, and professional. The hotel and facilities were extraordinary. The staff was extremely polite and thoughtful. Overall, this was the best retreat and associated events that my family has attended in my 15 year Army career.
    •    This is hands down and far away the best retreat we have attended!!!
    •    · Best retreat I've been on, thank you!
    •    This was an amazing experience for our family. The childcare was awesome!

  • •    Thank you for this opportunity. I really enjoyed coming. Great sessions, especially like the sleep strategies.
    •    Best retreat I've ever been to. Relevant, real, raw and informative!
    •    Very well organized and a lot of useful information.
    •    Great accommodations, great choice of speakers. Recommend this Family retreat for all military retreats.
    •    These events were valued added for me and my family. Hope there is a continuation for these events being available post deployments for those returning to their Families.
    •    Overall the caliber of this event has far surpassed anything I've done/attended before. The holistic approach from sign-in, to arrival, the printed brochures to childcare teams made the depth; quality do much more. The speakers were ALL able to connect with an audience that can be hard to relate to. That in itself is a tremendous objective accomplished. Thank you.
    •    I am so happy we were invited to come. My husband deploys an awful lot and all of the information was informative and useful to us. This was an amazing event. Even our daughter looked forward to childcare each day. Thank you!
    •    Amazing! I never sat through such a great, informative, emotional session ... EVER! So much resonated with my husband and I.
    •    This was a great way to re-connect and re-charge. Overall, such an amazing experience. Thank you so much!
    •    I truly enjoyed hearing this information. It's extremely interesting, relevant to our family, and helpful!
    •    Thank you! These events are so important, so appreciated and so valued by our family. This was the most well-run event we have attended and my husband has been active 11 years.... I just can't thank the SF Charitable Trust enough. You have fostered in me the desire to do more for wives in same position when or however I can.


  • Very effective take-home knowledge provided.

  • Great event for families to both enjoy themselves and learn marriage/relationship improvement techniques. Thanks for the awesome experience.

  • The accommodations were delightful, and the speakers were intriguing. We have thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of this retreat.

  • From the moment we pulled up to check into the hotel this has been a fabulous experience! My family and I have felt special and cared for.  This has been a wonderful escape from day-to-day life in order to reconnect!  Words really cannot express how grateful I am for this opportunity and how thankful I am to all those who made this a possibility!  Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

  • Fantastic information that was highly relevant to both me, my children, and my husband.   I feel empowered to make better choices with our sleep and helping our children make better choices.

  • Speakers were excellent! The ratio of time allotted for educational sessions and free time was great.  This was by far the best retreat I've experienced.

  • I’m blown away by this retreat. The hotel itself, the nice rooms, great food, childcare, speakers, everything.  Wow!  This has been such a blessing for our family and it’s been an honor to attend.  We’ve learned so much valuable information that is highly relevant to our life.  Thank you!

  • Please keep doing these. We absolutely loved it.