Letters of Recommendation

From Town Council
From the Mayor of High River
From the Chief of Police

I don’t know what else to say, but thank you, you saved my life.

Thomas Rodrigues, Graduate Student and NCAA Baseball player • NY State • 2014

The Town of High River is extremely fortunate to have Kim Courtney and the Narrow Road Home.

There is a great need for the services Kim, her staff and the home can provide. Personally, I have been working with Kim on overcoming a childhood trauma that had a hold on me for over 40 years. I never fully understood the damage done and who I was until, with Kim’s experience and guidance, I was able to lay it all out before Christ where he brings in true light and healing. I am sure there is a lifetime of discovery and work yet to be done, but it’s a powerful beginning.

Sandra Wiebe • High River, AB • December 2014

I came to Narrow Road telling myself and believing so many lies.

I was pondering my life one morning recently and I thought to myself, “I can say that I truly love myself and how God has made me.”

I came to Narrow Road telling myself and believing so many lies. Lies about who I was ‘supposed’ to be, lies about what was ‘supposed’ to make me happy and bring me joy and the lie that alcohol brought me life. Narrow Road, along with my family and friends, could speak truth into my life and bring light to the obstacles and struggles that had brought me to such a dark place. So much of the battle is in our minds. It is a cleaning out process of old beliefs and patterns of thinking. When you learn how to take every thought captive, you live with great ease.

Today the old me is in the grave and I walk in victory; working to reach the beauty and freedom that is in Christ. I have had a complete change of heart towards my purpose in life and what it really means to live! I choose everyday to live in truth and not in lies; especially the truth that I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

Lisa J • Calgary

Every day I look into the sky and say “Thank You God for my life today!”

Coming into the Narrow Road Home, I was so broken. I didn’t think there was anything that could help me overcome my addiction, or brokenness from my past. I honestly didn’t care if I woke up the next morning most days. The first few days were a bit of a struggle, mostly from detoxing from all the toxins I had put in my body over, and over again. Once I started to connect with the other girls and the staff at the house, I began to feel a lot more comfortable. I think the biggest reason for this was because we could all relate in some way. I came to the Narrow Road intending to be done in 30 days. I thought that’s what it would take to “fix me”. Ha Ha! About three weeks in, I realized that I was nowhere near the healing goal I had in my mind. I had a really good start, but was just beginning to get to the stuff that had been haunting me my entire life. I agreed to stay until that healing goal was met, and until the counsellors, that I completely trusted, could see that I was ready.

It took some hard work, and a lot of perseverance but we did it! I say “we” because I wouldn’t have been able to do it on my own without the help of Kim and the staff at the Narrow Road Home. I am finally FREE from my brokenness and self hatred. Every day I look into the sky and say, Thank You God for my life today! The most freeing part of healing is loving who I am today. I live my life with integrity, love and hope. I will always have struggles in my life, as every person does, but now I know how to deal with those tough situations. Even though I have moved on from the Narrow Road, the staff and girls are my support 150%. I am so grateful for my life today! Thank you EVERYONE at the Narrow Road Home. I love you all very much. God Bless You.

Laurin • Calgary

I came to narrow road completely broken, paralyzed with self hatred.

Wanting to just exist and not live. I had a belief system based solely on lies and self survival! I lived life on a roller coaster of emotions with buried bitterness! Unwanted, unloved and destined to be alone, is what I believed and validated daily by drinking myself to death.

The Narrow Road Home has opened my eyes to light, and slowly and patiently pulled me out of my hole to see light and hope! They tore down my walls; replaced my lies with truth and Jesus! They taught me about forgiveness and love! How much I’m loved, how I have purpose and meaning!

More important than teaching me, the Narrow Road has shown me there IS such thing as “radical love “. That discomfort and disappointments are beautiful miracles in disguise and mercy does exist. I now live life with new ambitions and aspirations.

I walk in gratitude with a humble confidence knowing every minute matters to God! I know now and whole heartedly believe I was saved by grace, which allows me to walk in love and compassion with a deep inner peace.

Janice A • Calgary

Insecure, immature, fearful, timid, shy, low self esteem, hatred for the world, sad inside, confused…

The work and commitment Kim and the staff at the Narrow Road House have shown, has been life changing for not only our daughter, but for our whole family. When our daughter first entered into the program, our mindset was “just fix our daughter, restore her” but in working with Kim through this journey ,we have all been restored individually and as a family.As a family, we are thriving and our walk with God is closer and more fulfilling than before. God had an even greater plan in this than we could have ever planned or imagined! We are so thankful to Kim for following God’s call and opening the doors of the Narrow Road Home.

Gail and Harley • Calgary

Insecure, immature, fearful, timid, shy, low self esteem, hatred for the world, sad inside, confused…

These all controlled my life so I turned to drugs and alcohol, which only fueled the fire. I was done, ready to end it all. I had a plan, I just needed the place. Instead of a place to end my life, I was given and name and phone number.

I called it.

I entered the Narrow Road Home at 50 years old completely broken in every way. I come from a background without any faith, so an introduction to Jesus was a strange thing to me. With the recovery and healing of this program, it has been the MOST rewarding and amazing journey of my life!!

With the staff helping me to heal all the hurt and pain throughout my life, leading me to the path that was created for me with Jesus. I now walk with the Holy Spirit leading and guiding me every day. God has blessed me over and over again in ways I can’t even express. I am truly so very grateful for everything this program has done for me.

Dixie L • Calgary

There are no words to express how grateful we are

There are no words to express how grateful we are to you for the care and encouragement you have given our daughter since she arrived at your home. We have our daughter back and the change in her is incredible. She is beautiful , full of life, happy , caring, funny and we are so proud of her. Its so wonderful to see her working, volunteering in the community, living an active lifestyle as well as learning about herself and other people. Its all because of the work you do at Narrow Road Home to make that happen. She has hope again for her future and we know this is only the beginning.

Curtis and Lisa • High River, AB • August 02 2018

Kim’s own life experiences and recovery is a reflection of her empathy, compassion and care for others.

From the ones that look like they have it all together to the homeless and broken street person. She was immediately at my family’s side when we were hit with a tragic loss. Caring for our mental and emotional needs when our world was suddenly turned upside down, she new how to support and walk us through

Bev Mckenzie • Horseshoe Bay, B.C. • December 2014