Each year Spring Clearance offers an annual weekend retreat that provides participants with an opportunity to deepen their recovery experience in an environment that is unfettered by distractions.  The 2015 Spring Clearance retreat will run from Friday, April 24th, through Sunday, April 26th, at the Interlaken Inn, located in Lakeville, Connecticut.



From the beginning, scholarships have been an important part of our organization.  We believe helping those who need our help is paramount to our success.  A limited number of full and partial scholarships are available. To qualify, apply online by going to the registration page and enter the appropriate information. 



Spring Clearance is a registered 501(c)(3) and all donations are tax deductible. Please make a difference by donating to Spring Clearance today. In the spirit of service, Spring Clearance strives to bring its message of fellowship and recovery to as many people as possible. Many of our participants would not be able to take part […]


In the fall of 2003 several members of the recovery community in New York returned from a large recovery roundup in Palm Springs, tan, refreshed and inspired. “Our fellowship here in New York needs an event too”, said Jay P., a roundup attendee, “Something safe, and something special…” Nineteen other members of the New York fellowship agreed (yes, it took twenty people to get the retreat off the ground that first year,) and they squeezed into Luis V.’s apartment on Oct. 15th to begin planning the first event. They asked themselves, “Should we organize another round-up? How about a convention?” There are plenty of those, they felt. “Why not something quiet and relaxed, free from the daily distractions of the city?” They decided on a rural retreat – a weekend escape from the distractions of city life during which they could refocus their recovery in a way that was not possible in New York city.  They created a weekend... 



Spring Clearance 2015 is April 24th to April 26th. More information coming soon. Please scroll down to join our mailing list.  Read More


12 Steps

 The 12 Steps are the foundation upon which Spring Clearance was built.  Year after year, we strive to create new and innovative ways to approach the steps.    Read More



Spring Clearance is excited to have expanded its offerings to include a series of wellness workshops during its annual April retreat.  Integrating issues related to body, mind and spirit, these programs provide good orderly direction to the newcomer while allowing those with more time in recovery to go deeper on their path to wholeness.   The proactive and preventative approach of this curriculum is designed to promote physical health, as well as social and emotional well-being,... 

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Every penny counts!  Without the generosity of our individual donors and our grantors, The Queer Conscience Fund and The Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Spring Clearance could not continue with the work we do.   If you would like to help us help others, hit the donate button at the top of the page.   Read More