My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Narrow Gate Foundation, Williamsport, TN, USA
Narrow Gate is THE BEST!! Before my husband and I dropped our son off at Narrow Gate last year, we were scared, mentally exhausted, and feeling hopeless. Our 23-year-old son had been struggling with substance abuse and addiction for many years, and had experienced failure after failure. He was lost, and so were we.
When we arrived at Narrow Gate, we were greeted by an amazing group of young men, students at Narrow Gate. They were all so friendly, polite, respectful, and they looked and seemed happy and healthy. We were impressed. And then, we got to meet the staff and hear more about what to expect during the next eight months for our son. We were further impressed by the wonderful staff. We sensed their commitment and dedication, and how much they genuinely cared for and believed in these struggling young men. When we left our son there at Narrow Gate that first day, we drove off feeling at peace and a sense of hope.
As the weeks and months went on, we witnessed a transformation in our son! It was absolutely amazing! He was an immature 23-year-old kid, with no direction or purpose when he started there, and transformed into a mature, respectful MAN, with direction, a purpose, a positive identity of himself in Christ, and equipped to function as a mature adult in this world. He learned about responsibility and hard work, and how to get along well with others, and problem solving. He enjoyed learning skills like woodworking, welding, cooking, budgeting money, resume writing, and more. He also loved studying and digging deep into God's word. He enjoyed the camaraderie and lifelong bonds and friendships that he formed while at Narrow Gate. And he met so many incredible people along the way! For a young man who wasn't so sure he wanted to even go to Narrow Gate, he later expressed many times how very glad he did!!
I really cannot say enough good things about Narrow Gate Lodge! It truly was a life changer for our son!! I highly, HIGHLY recommend this to other young men who are struggling in this world, no matter what the reason is. ❤️ Narrow Gate Foundation ❤️