Teen Challenge (for adults and teenagers) is here to help them. Through our low-cost faith-based residential programs and licensed counseling services, we are putting hope within reach of those who need it most. People of all ages and backgrounds are finding freedom from addiction and other life-controlling issues, restoring relationships with their families, and creating new, hope-filled futures for themselves and their loved ones.
With the help of our caring counselors, the individuals in our programs are taught to put away their past deceptions and failures and prepare for a successful confident future, filled with God’s love and purpose.
Our Programs are Proven Effective for Adults and Teenagers
Graduates reported sober
1 year after completing
1 year after completing
Graduates reported to be in good to excellent health
1 year after completing
“I searched for love and acceptance in worldly things like drugs, money, and relationships. As my addiction grew stronger, my life started spiraling out of control until I eventually lost everything. While incarcerated, a woman in jail ministry helped me get into the Teen Challenge program. Thanks to Teen Challenge, I have learned how to resolve issues from my past and reconciled with my family, growing closer to them every day. Now I have truly built a relationship with Christ. Jesus has redeemed me and set me free!”
“At an early age, I began experimenting with drugs and alcohol. After high school, I was introduced to heavier drugs. I ended up losing my car, my job, and my home. I was arrested multiple times and I had only one more chance to get my act together. Thankfully, I was able to enter Teen Challenge. Since coming to Teen Challenge, my life has radically changed. Now, I have a true relationship with the Lord. I once struggled with severe anxiety and depression, but I am completely healed. Best of all, my family has been restored. Through this program, I didn’t just get my life back–I received a brand new one!”
“My father abandoned our family when I was only a child. Growing up, my brother and I started rebelling against our mom. When two of my cousins were tragically killed, I turned my back on God. I began living carelessly by abusing drugs, mainly methamphetamine. In September 2019, I walked through the doors of Teen Challenge and began my relationship with Christ. Since entering the program, I have worked through a lot of unforgiveness. I’ve had great mentoring sessions and I’ve gained brotherly bonds. I’m thankful to have become a new creation in Christ! “
“When I was in high school, I made friends with the wrong crowd and started partying and drinking. As time passed, my habitual partying and heavy substance abuse increased. I was repeatedly arrested for driving under the influence, lost my job, and flunked out of my college classes. The last time I was in jail, my family offered to help me if I would go to Teen Challenge. When I arrived at Teen Challenge, I still felt lost, but I was hungry for a relationship with Christ and recovery. I now know my worth; I am a new creation in Christ! I have been transformed and healed from the wounds of my past. The staff, interns, and other students have brought me so much love and guidance. “
“When I was in 10th grade, I dropped out of school to help provide for my family. At the same time, I started hanging out with the wrong crowd and experimenting with drugs and alcohol. For years, I lived like this until my mother passed away, which devastated me. I became depressed as my addiction to drugs grew worse. Thankfully, I was able to find Teen Challenge through a church rally. Since entering Teen Challenge, God has renewed my heart. The staff here has shown me how much they care, helping me grow in my faith as well as other areas. Even my English has improved, which I have struggled with. Best of all, my relationships with my children and grandchildren have been restored! “
“In high school, I allowed people to negatively influence my decisions and experimented with things that I should have stayed away from. Eventually, I started abusing opiates and before long I found myself fully addicted. I began to realize that I was choosing my addiction over my responsibilities as a mother to my three children. The path that I went down left me empty, hopeless, and lost–until I found Teen Challenge. Since I came to Teen Challenge, I have been given a second chance to be the mom my three kids deserve. I now have the opportunity to be present in my family’s life. I am so thankful for the mercy and forgiveness that God has given me, and I aspire to help others in need by sharing my experiences with them.”