First Stage Recovery
On every level during the Orientation Process of the program, we parallel the first phase of stabilizing the women we serve while immersing them into a new lifestyle and healing environment.
The program relies on two basic principles as our guiding light: Trust and Ownership. The first priority at the Narrow Road Home is to begin to develop a trusting relationship with God, other women and themselves that is needed to begin to break down the walls that keep them bound in self-destruct modes. Second, and of utmost importance, a woman begins to take ownership and responsibility of her life choices and the subsequent decisions she has made.
Transformation Commitment Contract
Each woman is guided on how to take an accurate inventory of her lifestyle in a safe, supportive environment.
Thinking patterns and any addictions she carries to see the devastating results and ripple affect it has had on her life and on the lives of those she loves. This will allow her awareness to grow as she begins to take responsibility for her actions and develops an attitude and character of integrity and dignity.
Specifically, our program implores each woman to take a hard look at the areas in her life where she needs to seek forgiveness, repent to others and seek God’s strategy and wisdom for healing wounds still seeping. They will be asked to look squarely at the damaging effects of their actions and mind-sets have on their relationships, spirituality and finances.
We ask them to begin to make a list of those people and institutions to whom they need to make proper amends. This Orientation facet of our program ensures a proper implementation to the beginning steps needed to restore women’s lives and to break free of destructive cycles.
One last key component to be mentioned is the aspect of seeing growth and promoting change. We desire each woman who enters our home to visually see how far she has come upon her day of graduation. In this phase of the program we will have the women draw a pictogram of how their life looks today, complete with the words they would use to describe themselves. We have no doubt that picture will be VERY different in her last phase of our program and will use that as a tool confirming her success when that time arrives.