ED Magedson – Founder
A Home Away Retreat Inc2761 Lakeridge Road Kelowna, British Columbia United States of America
I would like to express concerns that I have about A Home Away Retreat Inc in Kelowna BC. I believe and agree with the other complaints that John and Jane Derry are extraordinarily disingenuous with a compulsive desire to create drama and chaos. I think that they lack compassion. They will then try and deflect any wrong doing on their part, which is pretty incredible considering that they themselves are recovering addicts.
I believe John Derry is about agenda. John Derrys only agenda when doing a one on one counselling session was to bombard me with questions about my finances and attempt to firmly plant the idea that it is in the best interest for sobriety to stay at A Home Away for 3 months. My best interest? No. I think that it is more accuarate to say that it is in John Derrys best interest that "guests" stay up to 3 months because then I will pay for thousands of dollars and then he will create a reason to evict me so that he is about $50,000 richer and I dont get my money back. Perhaps John Derry believes that the use of religious quotations camouflages his deceit and malicious tendencies. I believe that John and Jane Derry are nut jobs and would try and sell anything to make a buck. The services that are offered at A Home Away Retreat Inc are anything but Holistic Healing. Holistic Healing" may be a interesting catch-phrase but as far as I am concerned it in no way describes what goes on at A Home Away Retreat Inc. There are no one-on-one counselling sessions except for with John Derry and Jane Derry both of whom are well versed in using other peoples words such as The Big Book and a million "god" and "spriritual" quotations written by famous people in an attempt to further their agenda. I wonder if they have anything original to say or offer.
To my understanding, John Derrys Mission statement is a fine piece of fiction. I believe this man, John Derry, a recovering alcoholic, is a deeply disturbed person and has several issues to work through. I believe that his wife, Jane Derry, also a recovering addict, is as co-dependent as the flight of birds. I believe that they are both severely impaired, have a very distorted view of reality and will go to startling depths to convince you to either stay longer than the 28 days or create a situation to get you to leave so they reap the monetary benefits. I believe that they have merely transferred their addict using behavior into other compulsive behaviors such as abuse, manipulation, and seeing how many suckers they can rip off. Are they envious of those who are able to pay $15,000 to $50,000 a month that it drives them to behave in such a way. I believe that they do it because perhaps they think that we are rich and can afford to be ripped off. Do they have a deep seeded disdain and resent other people's financial success? I believe that they have no interest in helping people but do have an enormous compulsion to pretend to play the part of helpers in order to make a lot of money.
A Home Away is operated in a house. There is no governing body that monitors what goes on and who does what to whom. It is operated out of an ordinary house that has been renovated over the years renovated from the money that John Derry has made-I-mean-stolen from addicts. The house is just a house and is in no way, shape or form with the realm of World Class. That is an outrageous claim. If it he considers it World Class then any shack on any street is World Class. I believe it is the greatest scam on earth and that they are contributing to the destruction of people. How many of A Home Away former guests have committed suicide. How many former A Home Away guests have sued John Derry. I believe that John and Jane Derry are polluters who work very hard at passing themselves off as helpers.
But that's just my opinion.
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