Since 1958, Teen Challenge International USA centers have been organized nationally as a provider of recovery services for those who desire to transform their lifestyle and develop a new life free from the devastation of drug and alcohol abuse. Since its beginning, Teen Challenge centers have founded their programs on the teaching of Jesus Christ. These Biblical truths have physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually unchained the lives of thousands of addicts. Instead of ‘dope’ pushers, Teen Challenge ministries are serving as ‘hope’ pushers. As their personal Testimony, Teen Challenge students often claim the scripture, “I have plans to give you a hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11, NIV)
There is nothing more satisfying than investing time and resources into lives of hurting individuals. America needs to know there is a new life waiting for them through the life changing power of Jesus. Teen Challenge is in the business of providing a hope and future for families as well as individuals who desire a positive and optimistic transformation in their lives.
Teen Challenge is one of the oldest, largest and most successful programs of its kind in the world. Established in 1958 by David Wilkerson, Teen Challenge has grown to more than 170 centers in the United States. If you would like to know the story of how Teen Challenge started it is told in the book “The Cross and the Switchblade.”
According to the 2002 National Survey on Drug Use, an estimated 7.7 million individuals age 12 or older were in need of care for an illicit drug problem. Furthermore, an estimated 18.6 million persons age 12 or older were in need of assistance for an alcohol problem. Teen Challenge has responded with action to statistics like there. Providing residential and non- residential care for thousands of men and women seeking freedom from life-controlling problems, Teen Challenge has become their answer.
In the process of breaking down the addiction cycle, Teen Challenge has become a solution to the addiction crisis. Teen Challenge is known throughout the world for mayors, governors and other prominent community and country leaders advocate the mission of Teen Challenge. Several United States presidents have voiced their appreciation for the unique work of Teen Challenge.
Teen Challenge is a faith based recovery program for women ages 18 and older. Teen Challenge has been used by God for over 50 years to change many lives!
This faith-based residential program assists individuals in recovering from drug and alcohol addiction and the life-controlling problems associated with it. In addition, residents work on overcoming rebellion and the self-destructive behaviors associated with their substance abuse and developing positive life skills. Residents participate in spiritual growth activities, individual counseling, and choir.
Our center offers a 13 month residential program for adults designed to help women learn how to live drug free lives. During their stay, they do not hold down outside jobs, as all of their attention is focused on the program. We challenge the residents to
Our Mission Statement: To disciple people with life-controlling problems to the point where they can become functioning, contributing Christians in today's society.