Success Stories

Graduate Success Stories remind us of the power of change through passionate focus

Rock Solid Refuge is an intensive rehabilitation program often leaving our students feeling stronger than they have in years. Character development, decency, and understanding are gained in abundance, and it shows!

Annual Canoe Trip 2016

“Canoe trip was a blast. I spent so much time in the water, and we had amazing food there. I was able to do some things that I’ve never done before—like canoeing across a lake—and was able to have some good conversations with people. I hope…future students can have as much fun as I did.”…

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Family Camp at Lac Pelletier

Rock Solid Refuge Family Camp is extremely valuable to our recovery program, bringing our students and their families together to rebuild and strengthen relationships in a safe environment. It is a unique opportunity for Rock Solid staff and the families to get to know one another, participating together in meals, sessions, chapel, sports, games, and meaningful…

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Daniel’s Story

A wise person once said, “Trust is like paper, once it is crumpled it can’t be made perfect again.” That is how my life began. My birth parents gave me up for adoption when I was five years old. Those first five years have left an imprint on my life that I still struggle with…

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Paul’s story

I started struggling with depression around the age of seventeen, and that led to trouble with the law. My parents asked me if I would go to Rock Solid Refuge for help. I really wanted to turn my life around, so I knew this was the best thing for me. My year at Rock Solid left me with great memories, and…

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Tims Story

Tim’s Testimony

As a boy, I was starved for attention. I felt as though I was worthless, and I had no parents around to love me, support me, or teach me. I found my father’s pornography tapes when I was 8, and this began my addiction to pornography. When I was 12 years old, my mother ended up…

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Jerricks Story

Charles Story

My name is Charles. I’m from Saskatchewan. I was adopted at birth. In grade 9, I went to a big school where I was bullied by the kids in my class. This is when I started smoking marijuana, drinking, and cutting myself; I was depressed and tried to commit suicide a few times. I was…

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Micahs Story

The Old Man is Washed Away

By Micah Downing, Direct Contact Staff On the day he arrived at Rock Solid Refuge he made his position clear, “There is no God!” As we got to know Joaquin better, we realized this pronouncement came from a deep-seated anger at God. He blamed God for his pain. Working with him, getting to know him,…

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Cornelius Story

Cornelius story

I’m from Alberta and I’m 15 years old. I will graduate from Rock Solid Refuge at the end of June. My life began like a pebble on the bottom of a raging river. My Father was severely abusive to all of us and threatened to kill us. When I was two years old, he tried…

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Logans Story

Freed from addiction

In the beginning, my family was very blessed. I had a believing mother who regularly took my brother and me to Church and Sunday School. It wasn’t till I was 10 years old that I first experienced true pain. I learned our father had been having an affair and was leaving our family. This broke…

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